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1420 Tusculum Boulevard
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 787-5000
36.1741198
-82.7904331

 

Our Story

Laughlin Memorial Hospital is committed in providing the highest quality medical services and diagnostic medical equipment for our patients.

This follows the vision Dr. C.B. Laughlin had with the founding of Laughlin Memorial Hospital in 1939. This vision was to always strive to improve upon our ability to better serve the most important people we know: our patients.

Laughlin Memorial Hospital's roots can be traced back to November 1939, when Dr. C. B. Laughlin purchased a large house on North Main Street. Dr. Laughlin then converted the building into a small hospital named Laughlin Clinic. Dr. Laughlin welcomed all physicians who wanted to practice there.

Services

Laughlin Memorial Hospital offers a full array of services, including:

  • 24/7 emergency department
  • Cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • Family birth center
  • General acute care services (medical-surgical and ICU)
  • Radiation therapy department equipped with state-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment
  • Surgical services
  • Dedicated women’s health center (Outpatient Women’s Imaging)

Leadership

  • Tammy Albright – CEO, Greene County region
  • Chuck Whitfield – CEO, Laughlin Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Daniel Lewis & Dr. Mark Patterson – co-chief medical officers, Greene County region
  • Robin Roberts – chief nursing officer, Greene County region

Medical care and community impact reports

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Laughlin Memorial Hospital CHNA [PDF – opens in new window]

CMS price transparency – standard charges

Laughlin Memorial chargemaster spreadsheet [Excel document]

You can learn more about pre-visit coordination and registration here and about payment options here.

Cancer care quality

Ballad Health Cancer Care 2018 Annual Report [PDF]

Other resources

Laughlin Memorial – Health Plan [PDF]

Laughlin Memorial – Cafeteria Menu [PDF]


 

Our History

Dr. Laughlin's open staff policy philosophy contributed to the constant growth of the hospital. Additions continued throughout the 1940s and 1950s, bringing the facility's capacity up to 99 beds.

With the change, stockholders were eliminated and all profits generated by the hospital were put into hospital operations to purchase new equipment, enhance facilities and other areas that benefit the community.

In 1971, for the first time, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of hospitals surveyed Laughlin Memorial Hospital. The hospital received initial accreditation and has received Joint Commission accreditation on succeeding surveys.

In 1978, hospital officials cut the ribbon on a $3.6 million expansion project, which brought the facility's capacity up to 177 beds. Many hospital departments grew.

In 1991, a 90 bed skilled nursing facility, Laughlin Healthcare Center, was opened.

In early 1995, Laughlin officials opened the doors on a $26 million hospital facility, which featured many medical services.

The hospital is approximately 40% larger than the old facility. Its services include a radiation therapy department equipped with state-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment and expanded outpatient services in the areas of physical therapy, radiology, short-stay-surgery, and emergency treatment. The hospital also hosts 140 beds in private-room settings.

In 2001, the hospital completed a $12 million expansion program that included the Laughlin Center for Women's Health; the hospital's Radiology, Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Pharmacy Services, Laboratory Services, Cardiopulmonary Services and Administrative Services Department were also expanded.

In July 2006, the hospital completed construction on a third Medical Office Building and the Laughlin Center for Outpatient Care. This $18 million project features an expanded same-day surgery department, outpatient laboratory, cardiopulmonary, and radiology services. Over $8 million in medical equipment was also installed.

Laughlin also introduced, in 2006, the first cardiac catheterization laboratory in Greene County. This department allows cardiologists to conduct invasive procedures to assess blood flow through coronary arteries and check the hearts functions.

New radiology services introduced as a part of the Center for Outpatient Care in 2006 included a 64-slice CT (computed tomography) scanning suite which was one of only three nationwide to feature special video imagery and sound, which is selected by patients from among several "themes", to help them relax during their procedures. Other new services include a 3-tesla MRI and Tennessee's first "high field" Open MRI.

 

What's New

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list

Lynn Krutak, chief financial officer for Ballad Health, has been selected to the prestigious 2019 “10 Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare” list announced by Modern Healthcare. The publication is a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information across the nation. ... read more about Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia

A leadership committee representing 24 regional organizations, along with more than 150 community stakeholder groups, has created the region’s first Accountable Care Community – a collaborative group whose goal is to transform the health of twenty-one counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. ... read more about Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments

Ballad Health today announced operational results from its first six months of the fiscal year, and quarterly results for the 2nd quarter. The announcement coincides with the announcement by Moody’s Investor Services that Ballad Health’s outlook has been revised from neutral to positive. ... read more about Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments.

Patients & Visitors

What's New

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list

Lynn Krutak, chief financial officer for Ballad Health, has been selected to the prestigious 2019 “10 Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare” list announced by Modern Healthcare. The publication is a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information across the nation. ... read more about Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia

A leadership committee representing 24 regional organizations, along with more than 150 community stakeholder groups, has created the region’s first Accountable Care Community – a collaborative group whose goal is to transform the health of twenty-one counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. ... read more about Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments

Ballad Health today announced operational results from its first six months of the fiscal year, and quarterly results for the 2nd quarter. The announcement coincides with the announcement by Moody’s Investor Services that Ballad Health’s outlook has been revised from neutral to positive. ... read more about Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments.