Volunteer State Community College (VSCC) and Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC) have partnered together on a variety of events and programs related to nursing education and recruitment for about two decades, but today the two organizations publicly joined forces to raise the caliber of the college’s growing athletics program. Sumner Regional became the Official Sports Medicine Partner of Vol State Athletics during a special “Signing Day” ceremony, similar to events in which high school or collegiate athletes indicate their intent to join a college or professional sports organization.
Surrounded by athletes, coaches, SRMC nurses, doctors, community leaders, and college and hospital executive teams, Vol State President Dr. Orinthia Montague and Rod Harkleroad, RN, CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center both wearing vintage Vol State jerseys, ceremoniously chose each organization’s hat and signed a letter of intent. The Vol State College Foundation was presented with a $30,000 big check from SRMC, which represented an annual gift earmarked for the athletics association’s needs.
As two major organizations in the Gallatin community, this partnership represents a strong ongoing collaboration to make our community healthier.