Regional Hospital of Jackson
Regional Hospital of Jackson is a 154-bed facility located in Jackson, Tennessee. A thriving community, Jackson is settled in the western third of the State along Interstate 40, the major east-west corridor traversing the state. A mid-sized southern town, Jackson is large enough to attract significant industry and entertainment yet small enough to retain a commitment to family and community. The McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, with both a 6,000 ft and a 3,500 ft. runway, is located in Jackson and provides regular flights to and from St. Louis for connection with major airlines. Additionally, international airports are available in both Memphis (about an hour and a half drive) and Nashville (a little over two hours away). Regional Hospital of Jackson provides services not only to the city of Jackson, but also to Madison County. Including the population in the surrounding counties, Regional Hospital of Jackson maintains a service population ranging from 92,000 (Madison County) to 300,000 people (population including surrounding counties). Services provided by Regional Hospital of Jackson include: 24-hour emergency care, cardiac catheterization lab, cardiovascular unit, clinical laboratory, family birth center (including single room delivery concept), gastrointestinal lab, industrial/occupational services, medical intensive care unit, medical/surgical acute care, outpatient diabetes center, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory care, same day surgery, senior circle, sleep disorders center, and a women's imaging center. The staff at Regional Hospital of Jackson consists of physicians specializing in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, diabetes, ENT, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, interventional radiology, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, podiatry, pulmonology, radiology, and urology.
Approximately 60,000 residents call Jackson "home" today. While not large by metropolitan standards, the city has developed and maintains a thriving industrial base supported by area businesses with healthy and active civic participation. Approximately 110 industries contribute to the economy in Jackson. The list of local businesses runs the gamut of available goods and services, including cinema complexes, shopping centers, nightclubs, and restaurants. Sixteen denominations are represented by the community churches to support the spiritual needs of the community.
The Jackson-Madison County School System operates 26 public schools: 14 elementary (K-4), three intermediate (5-6), four middle (7-8) and five high schools. Seven private schools operate in the area, offering both religion-based and non-sectarian education to the community.
Jackson is a benefactor of the climate of the American South. Tennessee is the perfect home for outdoor enthusiasts. Boating, swimming, fishing and camping are just a few of the activities available. Sports and culture also figure into the community lifestyle of Jackson.