Three Area Hospitals
Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC), MSHA’s flagship facility, is a 445-bed regional tertiary referral center for the entire service area. JCMC is one of six
Level 1 Trauma Centers
in the state of Tennessee. As East Tennessee’s leading Heart Hospital, JCMChas been named as a Top 100 Heart Hospitals by Solucient.JCMC is also the leading Cancer Center in the region, enjoying relationships with Harvard, Duke, and Vanderbilt. JCMC is the first and one of two Nurse Magnet hospitals in the State.
The Niswonger Children's Hospital is a 69-bed facility and St. Jude affiliate clinic located within the Johnson City Medical Center campus. Additionally, JCMC is a Level I Trauma Center, complete with the region's largest fleet of medical air ambulances -- Wings Air Rescue. Other features include:
- Family childbirth center
- Comprehensive rehabilitation unit
- Cardiac catheterization and open heart surgery
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
- Cancer center
Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center
An asset to the family medicine residency program, and not limited only to Johnson City residents, is the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center located adjacent the JCMC and East Tennessee State University. The VA Medical Center is one of the most modern, well-equipped and staffed VA hospitals in the country. Support staff is available for routine patient care tasks often relegated to housestaff in other VA facilities. The facility, provides general medicine and surgery, chemical addiction treatment, psychiatry, nursing home, and domiciliary care. Recent additions to the beautiful 240 acre site include: a $70 million hospital unit, a $10 million, 120 bed long-term care unit, and a $32 million 600 bed domiciliary. The quality and quantity of teaching received and the opportunity to assume primary responsibility for patient management are reasons that our residents rate the rotations at this VA Medical Center highly.