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Greeneville Community Hospital continues sustainability plans

Monday, March 25, 2019

Greeneville Community Hospital continues sustainability plans

Following through with plans announced in August 2018, hospital leaders in Greeneville announced continued progress towards the goal of serving the community with specialized medical services through one hospital with two separate campuses in Greene County. After conferring with community boards at both hospitals, hospital leadership recently shared with team members that the new campuses will officially be known as Greeneville Community Hospital East (formerly Laughlin Memorial Hospital) and Greeneville Community Hospital West (formerly Takoma Regional Hospital). The name changes become official April 1.

Effective April 1, Greeneville Community Hospital West campus will focus its services on advanced outpatient care, while the East campus will focus on providing acute inpatient services. Both campuses will provide emergency care.

“By allowing each hospital campus to specialize in specific areas, we can ensure Greene County patients will receive the broad range of medical services they want and need,” said Tammy Albright, CEO of Greeneville Community Hospital. “Our patients can take comfort knowing they will still see the same familiar faces, and will still receive the same excellent care.”
Services offered at Greeneville Community Hospital East (formerly Laughlin Memorial Hospital) will include:

  • Acute inpatient
  • Cardiology services
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency department
  • ICU
  • Obstetrics/women’s services and imaging
  • Medical/surgical unit
  • Outpatient lab
  • Progressive care unit
  • Surgery and endoscopy
  • Wound care

Services offered at Greeneville Community Hospital West (formerly Takoma Regional Hospital) will include:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency department
  • Geropsychiatric services
  • Inpatient rehabilitation services
  • Occupational medicine
  • Outpatient lab
  • Sleep lab

“We have an exceptional group of physicians working in our community,” said Dr. Daniel Lewis, co-chief medical officer of Greeneville Community Hospital. “We have appreciated their engagement and support as we have implemented these plans.”

“We have worked deliberately and thoughtfully to ensure our new structure is designed with patient care in mind,” said Dr. Mark Patterson, co-chief medical officer of Greeneville Community Hospital. “Our community can be proud of the extent of medical services we offer, and take comfort in knowing they will be able to see the same providers as always.”

As of April 1, both campuses of Greeneville Community Hospital will also be live on the EPIC electronic health platform, creating greater convenience and better continuity for patients who use both campuses. Medical information will be shared between both facilities electronically, giving physicians and clinical staff a full clinical picture of the patient they are serving regardless of their location.
Additional changes in hospital-affiliated clinic names and locations are anticipated to continue over the next several months. As those changes are finalized, details will be forthcoming.

“We are committed to meeting the medical needs of this community,” Albright said. “We feel strongly that we are the community’s resource, and our choices were made first and foremost with our patients in mind.”

We are planning a celebration event to honor the legacy names and their significance to the community. Details on the celebration will be announced at a later date.