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Level 1 Trauma Center at Johnson City Medical Center


Johnson City Medical Center is a rural Level 1 trauma center delivering the highest level of trauma care available within our region. The Trauma Center provides services for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. Our trauma team provides immediate care to injured patients 24 hours a day, including emergency services, surgical care, intensive care, step-down care and rehabilitation.

Our Trauma Center is one of six Level 1 state-accredited trauma centers for Tennessee. Providing trauma care is a unique and highly complex system than includes pre-hospital, hospital or acute care, outpatient management and rehabilitation services. Johnson City Medical Center recognizes the importance of each skill set of these areas and seeks to work together in order to provide our customers the best possible care. The Trauma Center participates in research, quality improvement and injury prevention programs. Our goal is to provide the best evidence-based trauma care and to honor the privilege we are given to care for those who are injured in our region.

Johnson City Medical Center ranked top 5% nationally in Emergency Medicine by Healthgrades.

photo: trauma providers caring for patient on hospital bed

Photo: Brian Plant, PA (left), and trauma surgeon Dr. J. Bracken Burns (right) treating a patient.