Three Area Hospitals

Childrens Hospital Johnson City Medical Center

The Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) is the primary affiliate hospital for the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program. A comprehensive 501-bed, non-profit, acute-care teaching hospital, JCMC is part of Mountain States Health Alliance, a major health care system serving the residents of northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, western North Carolina and southeast Kentucky. JCMC is affiliated with the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. The 2,800 hospital employees strive to provide the most advanced technologies and progressive service found in health care today. The medical staff includes nearly 250 physicians who represent a wealth of specialties and subspecialties. JCMC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the American College of Surgeons for Hospital Cancer Programs, and the State of Tennessee to provide care for Crippled Children's Service and Vocational Rehabilitation patients. It is also one of five state-designed regional perinatal centers
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

VA hospital
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.