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Find Yourself at Ballad Health

We are a 21-hospital system located in the beautiful region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Affiliations

Ballad Health is home to the St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic and is affiliated with:

  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Recognition

100 top hospitals

  • 100 Top Hospitals® (2016, 2017) – Truven Health Analytics™ – Franklin Woods Community Hospital
  • 100 Great Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review – Franklin Woods
  • 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs, Becker’s Hospital Review – Johnson City Medical Center

Infection prevention

  • One of the nation’s 9 best hospitals for infection prevention, Becker’s Hospital Review – Johnston Memorial Hospital
  • One of Tennessee’s top 3 hospitals for room cleanliness, Becker’s Hospital Review – Sycamore Shoals Hospital
  • One of Virginia’s top 4 hospitals for room cleanliness, Becker’s Hospital Review – Smyth County Community Hospital

Top performer

  • Top Performer, The Joint Commission – Smyth County Community
  • Top Rural Hospital (2017), the Leap Frog Group – Smyth County Community
  • Quest Award for High Value Healthcare (2014), Premier, Inc. – Sycamore Shoals
  • Top 53 Hospitals with Best Outcomes for Pneumonia Patients, Becker’s Hospital Review – Franklin Woods and Norton Community
  • Top Eight Hospitals in Tennessee, U.S. News and World Report – Johnson City Medical Center

Children’s health and wellness

  • Gold Seal of Approval for perinatal care, The Joint Commission – Franklin Woods Community, Johnson City Medical Center and Niswonger Children’s Hospital
  • National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” (2015) – Franklin Woods and Niswonger Children’s

An ideal place to live, work and play

Unmatched in natural beauty and rich culture, the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region is an ideal place to live, work and play. Johnson City, in Northeast Tennessee, ranked #9 on the Forbes Magazine list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015. Find yourself at Ballad Health and enjoy all that this destination area has to offer!

Outdoor attractions

  • Appalachian Trail
  • Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Bristol Motor Speedway (NASCAR)
  • Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
  • Elizabethton Covered Bridge
  • George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
  • Grayson Highlands State Park
  • Hidden Valley Lake
  • Hungry Mother State Park
  • Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
  • Natural Tunnel State Park
  • Nolichucky River
  • Roan Mountain State Park
  • Rocky Fork State Park
  • Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
  • Tweetsie Trail
  • Virginia Creeper Trail
  • Warriors’ Path State Park
  • Wetlands Water Park

Golfing

  • Clear Creek Golf Club
  • Country Club of Bristol
  • Crockett Ridge Golf Course
  • Elizabethton Golf Course
  • Glenrochie Country Club
  • Graysburg Hills Golf Course
  • Holston Hills Community Golf Course
  • Redtail Mountain Golf Club
  • Ridgefields Country Club
  • The Blackthorn Club
  • The Olde Farm
  • The Virginian
  • Tri-Cities Golf Club

Fishing, boating & waterskiing

  • Boone Lake
  • Fort Patrick Henry Lake
  • Laurel Bed Lake
  • Russell Fork River
  • South Holston Lake
  • Watauga Lake
  • Whitetop Laurel Creek

Snow skiing

  • Cataloochee/Ski Area
  • Ober Gatlinburg
  • Ski Beech Resort
  • Snowshoe Mountain
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Winterplace Ski Resort
  • Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Shopping & dining

  • Fort Henry Mall
  • The Mall at Johnson City
  • The Pinnacle
  • Fine dining at many area restaurants, including: 620 State, Cafe One 11, Rain, Sister’s American Grill at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa, The Peppermill and The Tavern
  • National restaurant chains, such as: Applebee’s, Bonefish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheddar’s, Chili’s, Mellow Mushroom and Red Lobster
  • National retail stores, such as: Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pier 1, Talbot’s, Target, TJ Maxx and Ulta
  • Regional farmers’ markets
  • Regional fresh, farm-to-table dining
  • Over two dozen craft breweries

Community & education

  • East Tennessee State University
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
  • King University
  • Milligan College
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
  • Tusculum University
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise Virginia Highlands Community College

Music & the arts

  • Appalachian Fair
  • Barter Theatre
  • Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Blue Plum Festival
  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Carter Family Fold
  • Elizabethton Covered Bridge Days
  • Fun Fest
  • Galax Fiddler’s Convention
  • International Storytelling Center
  • Jettie Baker Center
  • Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
  • Lincoln Theatre
  • National Storytelling Festival
  • Paramount Center for the Arts
  • Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center
  • Song of the Mountains Festival
  • Twilight Alive Concert Series
  • Umoja Unity Festival
  • Unicoi County Apple Festival
  • Virginia Highlands Festival

Heritage & history

  • Gray Fossil Site
  • Historic Abingdon, Va.
  • Historic Carter County, Tenn.
  • Historic Elizabethton, Tenn.
  • Historic Jonesborough, Tenn.
  • Native American Festival
  • Rocky Mount Living History Museum
  • Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival
  • Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

Within easy driving distance

Ballad Health is a short drive to:

  • Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  • The Biltmore Estate – Asheville, N.C.
  • The Martha Washington Inn and Spa – Abingdon, Va.
  • The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, Va.

Driving distances from Johnson City

  • Abingdon, Va. – 52 miles / 55 minutes
  • Asheville, N.C. – 65 miles / 1 hour
  • Atlanta, Ga. – 269 miles / 4.5 hours
  • Charleston, S.C. – 326 miles / 5 hours
  • Charlotte, N.C. – 157 miles / 3.5 hours
  • Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 376 miles / 6 hours
  • Knoxville, Tenn. – 107 miles / 1.5 hours
  • Lexington, Ky. – 279 miles / 4.5 hours
  • Memphis, Tenn. – 494 miles / 9 hours