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Laughlin Memorial Hospital

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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]


 

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Save the date: ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’ on March 24

On Sunday, March 24, “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” will showcase young talent from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia performing with professional Broadway stars. The Broadway-style show, now in its eighth year, raises awareness for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. ... read more about Save the date: ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’ on March 24.

Friday, March 8, 2019

From the jungles to the mountains, surgery fits Dr. Jeremy Meyer

When he sewed up a deep cut to the bone in the jungle of Nicaragua on a mission trip shortly after he graduated from college, Dr. Jeremy Meyer was convinced of the critical importance of surgery. Now, he finds his calling to do surgery closer to home at Mountain States Medical Group General Surgery as the group’s newest surgeon. ... read more about From the jungles to the mountains, surgery fits Dr. Jeremy Meyer.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 15; registration is open

Break out your running shoes and St. Patrick’s Day attire; the annual Johnston Memorial Hospital Shamrock 4 Miler and Leprechaun Walk is set for Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ... read more about Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 15; registration is open.

Patients & Visitors

What's New

Friday, March 15, 2019

Save the date: ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’ on March 24

On Sunday, March 24, “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” will showcase young talent from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia performing with professional Broadway stars. The Broadway-style show, now in its eighth year, raises awareness for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. ... read more about Save the date: ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’ on March 24.

Friday, March 8, 2019

From the jungles to the mountains, surgery fits Dr. Jeremy Meyer

When he sewed up a deep cut to the bone in the jungle of Nicaragua on a mission trip shortly after he graduated from college, Dr. Jeremy Meyer was convinced of the critical importance of surgery. Now, he finds his calling to do surgery closer to home at Mountain States Medical Group General Surgery as the group’s newest surgeon. ... read more about From the jungles to the mountains, surgery fits Dr. Jeremy Meyer.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 15; registration is open

Break out your running shoes and St. Patrick’s Day attire; the annual Johnston Memorial Hospital Shamrock 4 Miler and Leprechaun Walk is set for Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ... read more about Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 15; registration is open.