Gallatin is a thriving community, located just 25 miles northeast of Nashville. It is county seat of Sumner County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Still considered a small town, Gallatin offers opportunities and access that are typically found only in the state’s larger cities.
Sumner Regional Medical Center is a 155-bed acute care hospital that has been serving Gallatin and the surrounding communities since 1959. The hospital serves as the flagship hospital for HighPoint Health System, formerly Sumner Regional Health Systems, Inc. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and serves northern middle Tennessee. The facility celebrated the opening of a new patient tower on its campus in the summer of 2008, featuring 70 all-new private patient wellness rooms, new surgery suites, an all-new emergency department, new PACU, new labor and delivery suites and a new nursery. The hospital also provides inpatient rehabilitation services, a cardiac catheterization lab, a sleep lab, an accredited radiation oncology program, a wound care center offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and a state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic center that houses a dedicated women’s imaging program.
Though just 20 minutes from Nashville, Gallatin is a comprehensive community with a rich history. Many generations of families live in the city, and many people choose Gallatin as their home because it is a place where they find the can live and work. Gallatin is the home of many corporate headquarters, manufacturing and industrial facilities. Also located in Gallatin are a community airport and Volunteer State Community College, which educates students of all ages from across Middle Tennessee.
Gallatin’s town square is a cornerstone of the community with an abundance of history. Featuring a central courthouse and 19th century buildings and churches, it offers a comple-mentary blend of the old and the new. A new public library opened on the downtown square in 2008 and a street-scape revitalization was completed in 2009, making the square a more friendly outdoor gathering place, encouraging people to “gather” in the heart of the commu-nity. The square boasts numerous restaurants, entertainment venues and unique shopping opportunities, including a new farmer’s market.
Old Hickory Lake is another of Gallatin’s best attractions, offering outstanding fishing and water sport opportunities. Public access is available at many locations around Gallatin. An outstanding parks system, a growing greenway, and access to mountain bike trails, a skate park and more makes Gallatin attractive to those who love the outdoors.