In 2012, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announces plans to launch the statewide Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, an integrated clinical network. The physician-led network, which has 510 hospital affiliates in five states under 11 health systems, underscores the importance of ingenuity and partnership between traditional entities. Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center join with VUMC to create the statewide health care network.