James H. Quillen, Veterans Medical Center, Mountain Home
James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
The James H. Quillen (Mountain Home, Tennessee) VA Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility serving the needs of Veterans in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, western North Carolina and southeast Kentucky. Built in 1903, this facility is rich in historical significance, having been authorized by President Abraham Lincoln prior to his death.
The Mountain Home facility, located in the center of Johnson City, Tennessee, is spread over 247 acres and includes the medical center, nursing home care unit, Domiciliary, National Cemetery and medical school affiliate. The Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive healthcare is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, cardiology, audiology, geriatrics, and extended and Domiciliary care.
The James H. Quillen VAMC is a 114 bed hospital with Community Living Center of 120 beds, and Domiciliary of 295 beds. The serve 41 counties with a Veteran population of 200,000.
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