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Washington County is the leading healthcare community in the entire southern Appalachian region, with an award-winning healthcare system, a nationally recognized Veteran’s Affairs campus, a university focused on medical fields, and over 1,000 companies in the Health Services field.

Mountain States Health Alliance is the region’s largest healthcare provider and the county’s largest employer with close to 9,000 employees. It operates such facilities as:

  • Johnson City Medical Center
    • Region’s leading Level 1 Trauma Center
    • Serves 5 states: Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky
  • Niswonger Children’s Hospital
    • Serves more than 200,000 children in four states, 29 counties
    • Home to 1 of 6 affiliate clinics of St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Franklin Woods Community Hospital
    • A not-for-profit, 80-bed hospital
    • The first LEED-certified hospital in the state of Tennessee
  • Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Inpatient and outpatient services for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients
    • Addresses issues ranging from neurological disorders, to amputations, to burns, to cardiac conditions (and much more)
  • Woodridge Hospital
    • Provider of mental health and chemical dependency services

The Mountain Home Veteran’s Affairs campus is one of the largest in the nation and is the third largest employer in Washington County with over 2,100 employees. Built in 1903 to care for Civil War veterans, today the facility serves 170,000 veterans of America’s conflicts.

ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Public Health position ETSU as a leader in healthcare education and service, and produce many graduates that choose to stay in Johnson City and Washington County to take advantage of the many opportunities in the health and medical field.

Med-Tech Park, a 130-acre, $100 million health & medical and technology park, is the first of its kind in the region and is located in Johnson City. Anchored by Mountain States Health Alliance’s Franklin Woods Hospital, the park hosts many health and medical companies and offices, all conveniently located within close proximity to one another.