Takoma Regional Hospital
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, Takoma Regional Hospital provides healthcare to more than 70,000 residents of Greene and surrounding counties.
Greeneville, home of 17th U.S. President Andrew Johnson, is rich with early American history. A tour of Main Street shows proof of a concerted community effort to preserve its heritage that dates back to 1783. Takoma Hospital is an integrated part of Greeneville’s history. Dr. LeRoy Coolidge opened the doors of Takoma Adventist Hospital in 1927 with a commitment to the community to provide quality healthcare to all in a caring Christian atmosphere. The present facility was opened in 1976 continuing Dr. Coolidge's philosophy to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all patients. Today, over 75 staff physicians and more than 350 associates give heart and soul to Takoma Hospital, serving nearly 30,000 patient visits per year. Of these, more than 27,000 are outpatient visits and nearly 3,000 being inpatient admissions. Takoma’s emergency center has approximately 15,000 patient visits per year; more than 300 babies are born here every year. The hospital is equipped with 96 acute-care beds and a 20-bed skilled nursing unit. Takoma Hospital brings the latest in healthcare technology to this area of the Smokies. A full-service emergency center, MRI and CT scanner provide the community with state-of-the-art diagnostic and life-saving technology, while the radiology department is capable of performing the latest in vascular and non-vascular interventional and diagnostic techniques. Highly trained physicians and staff complete about 125 procedures every month at Takoma’s same-day surgery center. Emergency services from minor injuries to heart attacks are handled in Takoma's Emergency Center. Offering 24-hour care, this center's emergency staff consists of physicians and nurses who are trained in advanced adult and pediatric life support, as well as specialized training in handling trauma.
FOCUS ON WORKPLACE
Takoma’s Occupational Medicine Department is designed to help local businesses cut compensation costs. This is done through education, testing and comprehensive case management to get employees back to work as soon as possible. Directed by a dedicated physician specializing in occupational medicine, OccMed patients are among those who benefit from the hospital’s newly expanded physical therapy. The physical, occupational, and speech therapy staff offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. Hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound, hyperbaric oxygen and other treatments provide patients the best options for optimal recovery. The newly purchased KIN-COM AP provides therapists the ability to measure strength in almost every joint of their patients body. Physical therapy is equipped to evaluate a person’s capacity for functional activities in the workplace. The staff works with employers and employees to provide health education classes customized to their requirements.
Takoma Regional Hospital provides not only the latest in high-tech care, but has been in the forefront in encouraging a health-protective lifestyle. Smoking cessation classes and personalized "Breathe Free" have been a prominent part of this effort. The hospital offers a number of programs for expectant and new parents. Nurses, obstetricians and pediatricians teach classes ranging from nutrition for mother and baby, to Lamaze and labor and delivery. An attractive maternal child health unit is designed to help the mother and family feel at home in the hospital setting. Additionally, the hospital is co-sponsor of a program called “Books for Babies.” Newborns leave Takoma with a book for the new mother to read to her baby, and hopefully establish a pattern that will help prepare the child to start school.
Takoma is committed to meeting the changing needs of its community. Its home health staff travel throughout seven counties to care for patients in their homes. A transitional care center provides 24-hour a day nursing care for individuals in transition between acute care and home care or while waiting for transfer to a long-term care facility. The recently opened Senior Care program offers inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs for adults over the age of 55. Services include group therapy, individual psychotherapy, family sessions, activity/occupational therapy and day programs.
Takoma Regional Hospital is affiliated with several nearby centers for higher learning. It is a training site for physical therapy and RN students from Walters State Community College, and LPN students from Greeneville/Greene County Vocational School. A wide selection of educational opportunities from elementary through college are available in the Greeneville area. The community has 15 elementary schools, five high schools and a vocational school. A Seventh-day Adventist school offers kindergarten through tenth grade education. Area colleges include Walters State Community College and Tusculum College.
Allergy Treatment, Ancillary Services, Angiography, Cardiopulmonary Care, CT Scanner, Coronary Care, CPR Training, Dentistry, Echocardiography, Emergency Center, Family Practice, Hand Therapy, Health Education, Home Health, General Surgery, Gynecology, Intensive Care Unit, Internal Medicine, Laboratory, Lamaze Classes, Mammography, MRI, Neurology, Neonatal Nursery, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Nutrition Counseling, Obstetrics, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Outpatient Services, Pastoral Care, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Prenatal Classes, Radiology, SeniorCare, Short-Stay Surgery, Sibling Preparation Classes, Social Services, Speech therapy, Ultrasound, Urgent Care Center, Urology, Volunteer Services, Weight Control.