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Sycamore Shoals Hospital
Updated hospital visitation restrictions
Ballad Health is currently allowing 1 designated patient-support person – or visitor – for the duration of each patient’s visit or hospital stay. The patient-support person – or visitor – will only be allowed onsite from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exceptions may be made in labor and delivery, and emergency departments where one guest is permitted at all times, and during extenuating circumstances or in the case of end-of life-care. This provision includes:
- Inpatient hospital units
Screenings and face mask requirements
Each visitor will be screened for potential signs of illness and required to wear a cloth face covering, which they need to provide for themselves.
Due to the increased risk of virus transmission, masks with vents and/or valves are not permitted.
These measures are to help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Please read more about these visitation restrictions.
Sycamore Shoals Hospital is an award-winning 121-bed facility on a 27-acre medical campus, with several medical office buildings supporting the mission.
Sycamore Shoals Hospital is known for its cleanliness, low infection rates, accommodating team members and physicians.
Medical services at Sycamore Shoals
Sycamore Shoals offers a 24/7 ER, as well as complete inpatient and outpatient surgical services including:
- General surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Orthopedics (including hand and extremities)
- Plastic surgery
Sycamore Shoals also offers a certified chest pain and heart failure program, certified acute stroke-ready program, geriatric psychiatric services and advanced diagnostic imaging. The campus, in addition to comprehensive primary care and specialist coverage, also offers an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and health and fitness center.
In addition to the emergency department, the hospital houses a critical care/intensive care unit, laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging department, chest pain center, inpatient geriatric psych unit and a medical/surgery unit.
- Cardiac ultrasound
- Nuclear medicine – stress testing
- Cardiac CT calcium scoring
- Certified chest pain center
- Heart failure certification
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Holter monitoring
- Cardiology inpatient consults
- Board certified surgeons
Breast cancer services
- Digital mammography, ultrasound and breast MRI
- Ultrasound and MRI-guided biopsy
- Radioactive seed biopsy
- Mastectomy and reconstructive surgery
- Physician staffed, 365 days a year, 24/7
- Tele-neurology – relationship with Vanderbilt
New Leaf Senior Care offers inpatient psychiatric treatment to adults 55 and older. The unit accepts voluntary patients and those under TN Certificate of Need for Emergency Hospitalization provided they are medically stable and the psychiatrist finds that they can be appropriately and safely treated on the Unit. Services include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy (as indicated)
- Recreational activities
- Psychological testing (as indicated)
- Medication management
- The geropsych unit is located on the second floor and consists of 12 beds.
- Clinical chemistry
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
- Limited bacteriology
Where to find us
Sycamore Shoals is conveniently located along the main highway through Elizabethton – US 321/West Elk Avenue – situated next to the Watauga River and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site.
Medical care and community impact reports
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Sycamore Shoals Hospital CHNA [PDF – opens in new window]
CMS price transparency
Sycamore Shoals chargemaster standard charges [CSV file, 202KB]
Sycamore Shoals average charges by DRG [CSV file, 25KB]
Metrics by MS-DRG*
Sycamore Shoals MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 18KB], fiscal 2019
*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.
Learn more about Sycamore Shoals
Expand a section below to read more about Sycamore Shoals and our community.
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Map & Directions
Parking adjacent to hospital, ground level
If you need to spend the night in the Elizabethton/Johnson City area or are looking for refreshment while visiting at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, see our Amenities page.