Johnson City provides top-notch healthcare with its latest technological innovations and top quality providers. Residents are able to receive the best medical care available with a nationally recognized hospital, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and East Tennessee State University’s Academic Health Sciences Center (College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and College of Nursing). Currently, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System are collaborating to merge the two systems into a thriving bi-state provider.
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City based Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. MSHA serves a four-state region (Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina) with a network of 13 hospitals. MSHA, with their Johnson City Medical Center, has been recognized as a Top 100 Heart Hospital and is a Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence provider. MSHA is also affiliated with Vanderbilt Hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Franklin Woods Community Hospital is part of the MSHA family and is the first green hospital in Tennessee certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital has received a Compass Award from Press Ganey Associates for quality of patient services, and Niswonger Children’s Hospital houses one of only six St. Jude Affiliate Clinics for the treatment of pediatric cancer. MSHA’s philosophy of patient-centered care is what makes Mountain States Health Alliance one of the best of the best in the Johnson City area. www.msha.com
Wellmont Health System
Wellmont Health System is also a leading provider of health-care services in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Wellmont is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose mission is to deliver superior healthcare with compassion.
In 1996, Wellmont Health System was formed with the merger of Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center. They now include six additional hospitals throughout the area.
Wellmont Medical Associates offers convenient access to family medicine, senior healthcare and primary care services in Johnson City. A wide variety of insurance plans are accepted because of its affiliation with the Wellmont Health System. www.wellmont.org
Mountain Home VA Medical Center
Mountain Home VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services. With its state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research, they are able to provide comprehensive healthcare solutions. This includes primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, senior healthcare and extended care. Moreover, the facility offers a variety of treatment options, which include a homeless in-patient treatment program, homeless outreach, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric care. The VA is an innovative leader in the healthcare industry in Johnson City.
East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Gatton College of Pharmacy, and the VA Medical Center exhibit a unique relationship because of their co-location on the grounds of the VA campus. Congress’ “Veterans Administration Medical School Assistance and Health Manpower Training Act” of 1972 helped develop the school. www.mountainhome.va.gov
Frontier Health is the region’s leading provider of behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, developmental and intellectual disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services for 48,862 adults, children and youth at 65 sites in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Frontier Health’s Mobile Crisis Response helped 5,647 adults, children and youth last year. The program helps those facing a crisis due to mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring issues and/or intellectual disabilities through the Crisis Triage Call Center, (877) 928-9062.
Other services are for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, domestic violence victims, youth in crisis, runaways, adolescent group care, foster care and adoption services.
Frontier Health is a Safety Net Provider and accepts Medicare, TennCare and third party insurance. Fees are based on ability to pay. For individuals and families who have no coverage, local government and United Way funding helps provide services. For more information, call (423) 467-3600, www.frontierhealth.org