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Heart Care

Heart Care

When it comes to heart care, people trust experience. 

The comprehensive heart care teams at Mountain States Health Alliance are leading the way to find better ways to treat and beat heart disease for both children and adults. Their expert cardiac care, combined with innovative technology, continues to receive national and regional awards and recognitions from noted organizations such as Healthgrades and CareChex.

Congratulations to our experienced heart care teams at Johnson City Medical Center, Indian Path Medical Center and Johnston Memorial Hospital for their continued commitment to bring the latest cardiac treatments and technology to our communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

We combine expert care with innovative technology

  • As the flagship of our Heart Care program, Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) consistently ranks as one of the region’s top facilities for expert heart care. As a regional referral center, JCMC provides round-the-clock services in vascular surgery and primary coronary angioplasty, and is home to a prominent open heart surgery program.
  • Patients have access to expert vascular care for conditions affecting veins and arteries. Minimally invasive techniques are available to unblock arteries and improve blood flow.
  • Chest Pain Centers throughout the system offer on-call physicians trained in the latest state-of-the-art interventional cardiology procedures to reduce the death and disability rate of patients having heart attacks.
  • The Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Johnson City Medical Center offers comprehensive heart failure care featuring the latest treatment options and provides follow-up care for patients with congestive heart failure.
  • Advanced cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services are available close to home at several locations throughout the 13-hospital Mountain States Health Alliance system. These services combine education, support and exercise therapy.
  • Advanced state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic testing such as LightSpeed imaging, cardiac CT scoring and the latest invasive and non-invasive procedures to help diagnose the type and extent of heart disease and to identify cardiac risks.

Certifications & Accreditations

Johnson City Medical Center

  • Advanced Certification for Congestive Heart Failure by The Joint Commission 
  • Gold Seal of Approval for Coronary Artery Bypass Graph Program by The Joint Commission
  • Accredited Vascular Laboratory by Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory by Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Cardiovascular ultrasound accredited as a nuclear cardiology lab by Intersocietal  Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories
  • AACVPR-Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Sycamore Shoals Hospital

  • Certification by The Joint Commission for Congestive Heart Failure 
  • Chest Pain Center Accredited by The The Joint Commission

Johnston Memorial Hospital

  • AACVPR-Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Chest Pain Center with PCI

Gold Seal of Approval for Coronary Artery Bypass Graph Program

Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory


Mountain States Health


Our Services

Our mission is to provide excellent medical care for our community.

Cardiothoracic/Thoracic Surgery

Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons perform a wide range of surgical techniques, from open-heart surgery to minimally invasive procedures.

Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Imaging

Mountain States Cardiovascular Health was created to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate children and adults while meeting their physical and emotional needs.

Chest Pain Center

The heart care team at Mountain States Health Alliance wants to help you understand what could be causing your chest pain. 

Heart Care for Women

Mountain States Health Alliance has delivered the latest cardiac treatments and technology in the region for almost four decades.

Heart Failure Care

Heart Failure is a serious condition, but with the right care it can be manageable.

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Mountain States Heart Care brings the latest in cardiac electrophysiology (study of the heart’s electrical system) to the area.

Heart Valve Clinic at JCMC

Early detection of heart valve disease is an important part of heart care

Interventional Cardiology

Each year, over 500,000 Americans experience STEMI, the deadliest form of heart attack, or cardiac arrest.


312 Hospital Drive
Clintwood, VA 24228

Dickenson Community Hospital, located in Clintwood, Virginia, is licensed for 25-beds but operates as a 1-bed critical access not-for-profit hospital owned by Norton Community Hospital.

300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660

Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 261-bed not-for-profit hospital that has been serving our region for over 40 years.

400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604

Johnson City Medical Center, MSHA’s flagship facility, is a 445-bed regional tertiary referral center for the entire service area and one of six Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state of Tennessee.

1901 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683

Johnson County Community Hospital offers hometown inpatient care coupled with a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department.

16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211

Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., is a not-for-profit, 116-bed modern medical facility dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to the residents of this region.

100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273

Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 129-bed, acute-care facility serving Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949.

58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266

Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 78-bed hospital dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to Southwest Virginia.

245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354

Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, includes a 44-bed acute care hospital, a 109-bed nursing care facility, and a variety of outreach programs.

1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sycamore Shoals Hospital is an award-winning 121-bed facility on a 27-acre medical campus, with several medical office buildings supporting the mission.

310 N. State of Franklin Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
100 Greenway Circle
Erwin, TN 37650

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, licensed for 48 acute-care beds, has provided high-quality medical care to Unicoi County and parts of Western North Carolina since 1953.

Our Specialists

The team of expert heart care physicians — including specialists and sub-specialists — and staff at Mountain States has led the way in bringing the latest cardiac treatments and technology for adults and children to our region. This talented and experienced team continues to bring world-class heart care straight to patients — right here in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. 

Filter Our Specialists
Kais AlBalbissi, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Rajani Anand, MD
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Jared Antevil, MD
  • Surgery - Thoracic
  • Surgery - General
Rangarajan Arunachalam, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Eduardo Balcells, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Vipul Brahmbhatt, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
Howard Brock, MD
  • Surgery - General
  • Surgery - Vascular
Kevin Casey, MD
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic
  • Surgery - General
James Evans, MD
  • Surgery - General
  • Surgery - Vascular
Giovanni Ferrante, MD
  • Surgery - General
  • Surgery - Vascular
Julius Gasso, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Fawwaz Hamati, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Thomas Helton, DO
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Louis Jordan, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Ashish Madhok, MD
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Ashok Mehta, MD
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Raymond Merrick, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Anthony Palazzo, MD
  • Surgery - Thoracic
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic
Timir Paul, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Charles Raudat, DO
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic
  • Surgery - General
Daniel Rush, MD
  • Surgery - General
  • Surgery - Vascular
Otto Teixeira, MD
  • Pediatric Cardiology


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