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TriStar Summit website offers chance to voice support for MJ ER

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Wilson County residents are welcomed to share their personal voices of support for a proposed emergency room in Mt. Juliet.

With the creation of TriStarSummitSupportER.com, "locals can go online to localize why they would want a free-standing ER in their community," said Julie Plummer of TriStar Summit.

The facility has proposed to build the $11 million project at I-40 and Beckwith Rd. It would house eight emergency treatment rooms within the 24-hour, full-service emergency room.

TriStar Summit has filed a Certificate of Need application with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, which will be heard on Nov. 18.

Plummer said comments left on the website, as well as letters from residents in the community, such as residents of Del Webb, will be presented to help support the case for the free-standing facility at the hearing.

"As this community continues to grow, there is going to be even more of a demand for emergency care," she said. "People have already told us they want emergency services closer to them. This website is another way for residents of Wilson County to make their voices heard."

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1, Plummer added.

Managing Editor Zack Owensby may be contacted at zowensby@wilsonpost.com.

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