Regional Health Services Overview
Northeast Tennessee is served by 3 major health systems: Ballad Health, Holston Medical Group, and State of Franklin Healthcare.
Ballad Health is an integrated healthcare system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Southeast Kentucky. Our system was created to improve the health of the people we serve.
Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals, including three tertiary medical centers, a dedicated children’s hospital, community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation.
At Ballad Health, we’re completely invested in our communities because we’re your neighbors, and this is our community, too. We’re here to listen to you and address your unique needs – and we’ll always be accountable.
State of Franklin Healthcare Associates
State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA) was founded in 1998 and serves the Tri-Cities Tennessee-Virginia region. We adhere to the patient-centered model of healthcare service, which means we won’t just treat you – we partner with you to achieve long-term better health.
With medical services in internal medicine, interventional pain management, physical therapy, walk-in clinic, OB/GYN, family practice, pediatrics, hospitalists and sleep medicine, SoFHA is currently supported by over 140 skilled healthcare providers working in 15 healthcare practices.
Holston Medical Group
In the 1970’s, the future of healthcare in the Appalachian region faced many challenges. A majority of the medical staff in the area was preparing to retire — but few were stepping in to fill the gaps. As the number of unhealthy people in the region continued to grow, how would an already underserved community be able to get affordable, high-quality care?
Dr. Jerry Miller, president of the hospital’s medical staff, envisioned a new way to serve the community with compassion, integrity and respect. Determined to solve the challenge, he and a small group of colleagues believed an independent, physician-owned family practice would have the power to build lasting relationships, deliver quality medical care and engage patients in better health.
Their vision became a reality in January 1977, when a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation enabled Holston Medical Group (HMG) to open the doors to our first patients.