Jamestown Regional Medical Becomes Tennova Healthcare

Hospital Joins One of Largest Networks in Tennessee

Jamestown, Tenn. (February 22, 2016) – Today, Tennova Healthcare—one of the state’s largest health networks—announces its expansion to Fentress County with the addition of Jamestown Regional Medical Center. With this alliance, JRMC’s name changes to Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, University Medical Center in Lebanon, Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville and Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma join the system formed over four years ago to enhance access and improve coordination of care for patients in the communities they serve.

Tennova is one of the largest healthcare systems in the Volunteer State with 17 hospitals and more than 100 physician clinics. The network includes approximately 2,600 licensed beds, 2,400 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 9,600 employees, with more than 75,000 admissions and 460,000 emergency department visits each year.

“We are excited to join Tennova Healthcare. This is an opportunity for our hospital to experience the benefits that come with being in a larger network, like resources to enhance the delivery of care. We will continue to serve the unique health needs of our hometown as well as provide patients’ access to specialized physicians and services across the state,” states Lynette Pritchett, Chief Executive Officer.

As part of a statewide network, hospitals share expertise and resources that improve access to care, physician recruitment and quality of care. Other programs and services are also part of the network. There is no change in ownership; all network facilities continue to be affiliated with Community Health Systems.

Hospitals already in the network include Jefferson Memorial Hospital (Jefferson City), LaFollette Medical Center, Lakeway Regional Hospital (Morristown), Newport Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center (Powell), Physicians Regional Medical Center (Knoxville), Turkey Creek Medical Center (Knoxville), Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, Tennova Healthcare – Dyersburg Regional, Tennova Healthcare – McNairy Regional (Selmer), Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson andTennova Healthcare – Volunteer Martin.

Tennova makes it easy for individuals and their families to access network physicians, hospitals and related services with one phone number and one website: 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682) and www.Tennova.com.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.