August 16, 2019
TriStar Health is joining more than 65 HCA Healthcare hospitals and local law enforcement agencies across the country to provide an opportunity for the community to properly dispose of unused opioid medications anonymously - no questions asked.
Nashville, Tennessee - On Saturday, September 7th from 10 am to 2 pm, area TriStar Health hospitals will join HCA Healthcare and local law enforcement agencies across the nation to host "Crush the Crisis" opioid take back day. The community is invited to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription medications at the following TriStar Health facilities:
- TriStar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson Street - Nashville, TN 37203
- TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Road - Hendersonville, TN 37075
- TriStar Horizon Medical Center
111 Highway 70 East - Dickson, TN 37055
- TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
1801 Ashley Circle - Bowling Green, KY 42104
- TriStar Skyline Medical Center
3441 Dickerson Pike - Nashville, TN 37207
- TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
391 Wallace Road - Nashville, TN 37211
- TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
200 StoneCrest Boulevard - Smyrna, TN 37167
- TriStar Summit Medical Center*
5655 Frist Boulevard - Hermitage, TN 37076
(*TriStar Summit will collect medications from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- TriStar Spring Hill ER
3001 Reserve Boulevard - Spring Hill, TN 37174
"TriStar Health is committed to helping bring awareness to the dangers of opioid addiction and the importance of proper disposal of these potentially addictive medications," said Dr. Jeffrey Hodrick, orthopedic surgeon at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. "Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, and unused opioids are a major source of misuse and diversion. Crush the Crisis opioid take back events provide an opportunity for the community to properly dispose of their unused medication anonymously with no questions asked."
The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid-related drug overdoses. The misuse of prescription opioids often begins when they are obtained from a friend or family member's medicine cabinet. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 1,269 overdose deaths involving opioids in Tennessee—a rate of 19.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2017, there were 1,160 reported opioid-involved deaths in Kentucky—a rate of 27.9 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.
Hospital volunteers will be joined by uniformed law enforcement officers to assist with collections of tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). We will not be able to accept needles, syringes, lancets, inhalers or liquids.
Lyft Rideshare $25 Credit
To support TriStar Health’s Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day events, Lyft rideshare will be offering free round-trip rides (up to $25 total) to be used for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused medications at participating hospital’s medication drop-off sites. The one-time, single use $25 ride credit may only be used on Saturday, September 7 between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. To take advantage of the Crush the Crisis $25 Lyft credit to be used for the proper disposal of opioid medications at any of the TriStar Health locations listed below, please use the corresponding code in the promos section of the Lyft App.
- TriStar Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, TN) – TRISTARNASH
- TriStar Skyline Medical Center (Nashville, TN) – TRISTARNASH
- TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center (Nashville, TN) – TRISTARNASH
- TriStar Summit Medical Center (Hermitage, TN) – TRISTARSUMMIT
- TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center (Hendersonville, TN) – TRISTARHEND
- TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center (Smyrna, TN) – TRISTARSC
- TriStar Horizon Medical Center (Dickson, TN) – TRISTARHORIZON
- TriStar Spring Hill ER (Spring Hill, TN) – TRISTARSH
- TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital (Bowling Green, KY) – TRISTARBG
- Parkridge Medical Center (Chattanooga, TN) – TRISTARCHA
TriStar Health would like to recognize Lyft for their commitment to helping bring awareness to the dangers of opioid addiction and the importance of proper disposal of these potentially addictive medications.