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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sycamore Shoals Hospital to offer discounted health screening Jan. 14

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Sycamore Shoals Hospital will host a community health screening on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 7-9 a.m. ... read more about Sycamore Shoals Hospital to offer discounted health screening Jan. 14.

Left to right: Jamie Howard, Mountain States Foundation; Melanie Hall, LPN at Sycamore Shoals Hospital; Bradley Jeffers, pharmacy tech at Franklin Woods Community Hospital; Christy Lambert, RN, Dickenson Community Hospital; and Karen Clark, Mountain States Foundation; with Andrea Brewer of the Brewer family seated in front.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mountain States Foundation announces three Don Brewer Scholarship recipients for 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Mountain States Foundation has awarded three Don Brewer Scholarships to support individuals going to school to pursue a career in health care. The scholarships, for $2,000 each, are funded by the family of the late Don Brewer, who worked for the Realty Trust Group on many Mountain States Health Alliance projects. Recipients must be residents of Mountain States' 29-county service area and be active team members of Mountain States or the dependent of an active team member. The field of study must be related to health care. ... read more about Mountain States Foundation announces three Don Brewer Scholarship recipients for 2016.

Sycamore Shoals Hospital's heart failure, chest pain program team members
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s heart failure, chest pain programs earn national certification

Sycamore Shoals Hospital recently received certification from The Joint Commission for both its chest pain and heart failure programs. The certifications recognize the outstanding clinical results and robust processes Sycamore Shoals has developed that improve the quality of life for patients with heart disease. ... read more about Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s heart failure, chest pain programs earn national certification.

About

1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
36.346026
-82.249718
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Sycamore Shoals Hospital is an award-winning 121-bed facility on a 27-acre medical campus, with several medical office buildings supporting the mission. Sycamore Shoals offers a 24/7 emergency department as well as complete inpatient and outpatient surgical services including general surgery, surgical oncology, orthopedics (including hand and extremities), plastic surgery, and gynecological. Sycamore Shoals also offers a certified chest pain and heart failure program, geriatric psychiatric services, and advanced diagnostic imaging. The campus, in addition to comprehensive primary care and specialist coverage, also offers an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and health and fitness center.

In addition to the emergency department, the hospital houses a critical care/intensive care unit, laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging department, chest pain center, inpatient geriatric psych unit, and a medical/surgery unit.

Sycamore Shoals is known for its cleanliness, low infection rates, accommodating team members and physicians. Sycamore Shoals Hospital is conveniently located along the main highway through Elizabethton – US 321/West Elk Avenue – situated next to the Watauga River and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site.

Heart Care
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine - Stress Testing
  • Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring
  • Certified Chest Pain Center
  • Heart Failure Certification
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Cardiology inpatient consults
Cancer Care
  • Board certified surgeons

Breast Cancer Services

  • Digital mammography, ultrasound, and breast MRI
  • Ultrasound and MRI guided biopsy
  • Radioactive seed biopsy
  • Mastectomy and reconstructive surgery
Diagnostic Imaging

New technology and more comfortable exams means better images: Introducing the Toshiba Vantage Titan™ MRI system.

Sycamore Shoals Hospital now offers physicians brand new, state-of-the-art MRI imaging and patients a quieter, more comfortable MRI experience. The new Vantage Titan from Toshiba is a 1.5T Premium Open Bore MRI System that features a 71 cm open-bore and noise-reduction technology. Combining this with new imaging technology provides complete satisfaction for both the physician and the patient. For more information on this new technology call 423-542-1282. To schedule an MRI exam at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, call 423-542-1369

Other Diagnostic Imaging Services:

Inpatient/Outpatient - General Radiography

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Sonography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mammorgraphy and Bone Desitometry provided in the Women's Diagnostic Center
  • Special Procedures - Certain special procedures may also be performed in the Women's Diagnostic Center
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Standard Graded Exercise ECG
  • Nuclear Stress (exercise or pharmaceutical)
  • Arterial Doppler (as ordered by MD)
Surgical Services

Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Appendectomy (Appendix)
  • Nissan (Hiatal Hernia)
  • Colon Resection
  • Hernia Repair (Incisional, Umbilical)

Open Procedures

  • Colon Resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Appendectomy (Appendix)
  • Thyroidectomy (Thyroid)
  • Splenectomy (Spleen)
  • Gastrectomy (Stomach)
  • Tonsillectomy (Tonsils)
  • Pressure Equalizer - PE tubes (ears)
  • Adenoidectomy (Adenoids)
  • Hernia Repair (Umbilical, Inguinal, Incisional, Hiatal)
  • Breast Biopsy (Radioactive Seed Localization)
  • Mastectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Colonoscopy
  • Circumcision
  • Pancreatectomy (Pancreas)
  • Removal of Lesions
  • Subcutaneous Port Insertion
  • Vasectomy
  • Skin Graft
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

Orthodpedics

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Total Joints (Knee, Hip)
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Repair of Fractures (Hip, Wrist, Ankle)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Tendon Repair
  • Nerve Repair
  • Hand and Wrist

Gynecological Procedures

  • Diagnostic
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Vaginal Procedures

  • Dilatation and Curettage
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction (PROLIFT)
  • Bladder Suspension (TVTO, TVS, SPARC)
  • Hysterectomy (Vaginal)
  • Laser Ablation and Biopsy
  • Anterior and Posterior Repair

Plastics

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Brow Lift
  • Eye Lift
  • Face Lift
  • Abdominoplasty
  • ETSU Plastic Surgery

Podiatry

  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Bunionectomy
  • Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Urology

  • Cystoscopy
  • Laser Prostate/ Bladder Surgery
  • Stent Placement
  • Kidney Stone Removal

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Tonsil, Adenoidectomy
  • Rhinosplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Facial Plastics
  • Skin Cancer Lesions
Rehabilitation

Inpatient

  • Acute care by licensed Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Outpatient

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Hands
  • Neurologial/Neuromuscular Problems
  • Orthopedic Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Rheumatologic Impairments
  • Stroke
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Vestibular
Other Services

Emergency Care

  • Physician staffed, 365 days a year, 24/7

Tele-Medicine

  • Tele-neurology - relationship with Vanderbilt

Behavioral Health/Gero-Psyc

New Leaf Senior Care offers inpatient psychiatric treatment to adults 55 and older. The unit accepts voluntary patients and those under TN Certificate of Need for Emergency Hospitalization provided they are medically stable and the psychiatrist finds that they can be appropriately and safely treated on the Unit.

Services include:

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy (as indicated)
  • Recreational Activities
  • Psychological Testing (as indicated)
  • Medicatoin Management
  • The Geropsych Unit is located on the second (2nd) floor and consists of twelve (12) beds.

Laboratory Services

  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Therapeutic drug monitorying
  • Limited bacteriology
  • Immunohematology
  • Serology
  • Pathology

Pharmacy

  • Inpatient medicine management
Awards and Accreditations
  • Digital Mammography accredited by the American College of Radiology, 2015
  • Nuclear Medicine and CT accredited by the American College of Radiology, 2014
  • Premier QUEST - Award for High-Value Healthcare (one of 18 hospitals nationwide)
  • Premier QUEST - Top Performing Hospital
  • Press Ganey - Guardian of Excellence Award for Physician Engagement
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Premier – Partnership for Patients Award
  • College of American Pathologist (CAP) -  Accredited laboratory
  • Heart Failure and Chest Pain programs certified by The Joint Commission
CEO Message and Leadership

Recognized nationally by several prestigious organizations for quality patient care and outstanding patient satisfaction, Sycamore Shoals Hospital is large enough to serve you and small enough to know your name.  Sycamore Shoals is proud to offer the community an accredited chest pain center and a certified congestive heart failure program, in addition to other outstanding services. 

Sycamore Shoals Hospital is committed to maintaining exceptionally low infection rates for surgical patients, and that commitment begins with having a spotlessly clean hospital, staffed by team members and physicians that pride themselves on hand hygiene and following national best practices.  Sycamore Shoals Hospital also excels in emergency department efficiency and is one of the best hospitals in the state and even nationally when compared to others at Medicare.Gov

Sycamore Shoals Hospital has over 100 physicians on staff to take care of you and your family, including internal medicine, general surgery, GYN, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, neurology, infectious disease, plastic surgery, oncology, orthopedics and ENT.  So if you’re looking for a hospital to bring you the best medical services and take care of you like family – you’ve come to the right place.

Sincerely,
Dwayne Taylor

Leadership

Dwayne Taylor, VP/Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Market
Kent Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Southeast Market
Chase Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, Southeast Market
Melanie Stanton, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Southeast Market
Leland Dauksch, Associate Administrator
Cindy Verzi, Director of Quality and Patient Safety
Sharon Sheppard, Manager, Human Resources
Corey Paulson, Director of Marketing and Communications, Southeast Market

Our Community and History

Founded in 1799, Elizabethton, Tenn., is a city rich with history and southern charm nestled within the Appalachian Mountains. Elizabethton (pronounced e-liz-a-BETH-ton by locals) boasts a population of 14,200 living within the nine miles it occupies of Carter County.

The area offers many attractions for nature lovers, history buffs, antiques shoppers and outdoor sportsmen. Wilbur Lake, Watauga River and Doe River provide opportunities to fish, swim, ski, canoe, raft, kayak, boat or just enjoy the water. Fishermen are attracted to the year-round supply of trophy trout in the Watauga River. The Appalachian Trail is a short distance away, offering a place for day hikes filled with breathtaking views and waterfalls. Golfers can enjoy the 18-hole green at Elizabethton Golf Course. The “Tweetsie Trail,” a six-mile walking/biking path from Elizabethton to the train depot in Johnson City, follows the abandoned ET&WNC railway used by the area’s beloved “Tweetsie” train and was completed in 2014.

Elizabethton’s historic downtown district contains properties dating from the late 1700s to the early 20th century, and sites  such as the historic Doe River Covered Bridge, the Veterans’ Monument dedicated to both Union and Confederate soldiers from Carter County,  and the John and Landon Carter Mansion - the oldest frame house in Tennessee. Specialty and antiques shops line Main Street and unique dining experiences can be found at The Coffee Company and the Bonnie Kate Café. 
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, within walking distance of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, is home to the state’s official historic outdoor drama, “Liberty!” as well as craft classes, quilt shows, military re-enactments, living history programs and more. The State Line Drive-In is one of the region’s few remaining old-time drive-in theaters in operation. Family festivals, parades, art shows and antique car cruise-ins are long-time traditions enjoyed by locals and tourists.

In spite of its size, Elizabethton has its own airport and hosts a branch of Northeast State Community College. It borders the larger city of Johnson City with easy access to major interstates and Tri-Cities Regional Airport, making Elizabethton a prime location for those who want a small town experience while staying closely connected to larger cities and major transportation routes.

For more information about the city of Elizabethton and Carter County visit: www.elizabethtonchamber.com.

History

The roots of Sycamore Shoals Hospital can be traced back to Carter County Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1959. Over the years the hospital was managed both locally and professionally through various relationships.

In the mid-1980s that local control was given to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in exchange for their commitment to build a new hospital in the community. That facility is Sycamore Shoals Hospital, which opened on Dec. 6, 1986.  From that date until the purchase by Johnson City Medical Center in 1998, Sycamore Shoals operated as a for-profit hospital.

With the formation of Mountain States Health in 1998, Sycamore Shoals Hospital became a community not for profit hospital.  

 

Sycamore Shoals Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF - Opens in new window)

 

Marsh Regional Blood Center Blood Drive 2017

February 16: 12pm - 6pm
April 20: 12pm - 6pm
June 15: 12pm - 6pm
August 10: 12pm - 6pm
October 19: 6am - 6pm
December 21: 12pm - 6pm

Featured Services

Resolving mental and emotional health challenges requires expertise, compassion and special care.

When it comes to heart care, people trust experience.

Get back to what you love with the help and expertise of our medical staff.

Trust your entire family’s care to our family of caring physicians.

We use the latest equipment and procedures to serve patients' needs in all surgical specialties.

Our Women's Health Services are dedicated to your good health at all stages of life.

Patients & Visitors

Maps & Directions

1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Map & Directions
Parking adjacent to  hospital, ground level

Directory

Phone: (423) 542-1300

Full Phone Directory

Visiting Hours

Patient Centered Open Visitation

Amenities

If you need to spend the night in the Elizabethton/Johnson City area or are looking for refreshment while visiting at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, see our Amenities page.

Amenities

What's New

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sycamore Shoals Hospital to offer discounted health screening Jan. 14

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Sycamore Shoals Hospital will host a community health screening on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 7-9 a.m. ... read more about Sycamore Shoals Hospital to offer discounted health screening Jan. 14.

Left to right: Jamie Howard, Mountain States Foundation; Melanie Hall, LPN at Sycamore Shoals Hospital; Bradley Jeffers, pharmacy tech at Franklin Woods Community Hospital; Christy Lambert, RN, Dickenson Community Hospital; and Karen Clark, Mountain States Foundation; with Andrea Brewer of the Brewer family seated in front.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mountain States Foundation announces three Don Brewer Scholarship recipients for 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Mountain States Foundation has awarded three Don Brewer Scholarships to support individuals going to school to pursue a career in health care. The scholarships, for $2,000 each, are funded by the family of the late Don Brewer, who worked for the Realty Trust Group on many Mountain States Health Alliance projects. Recipients must be residents of Mountain States' 29-county service area and be active team members of Mountain States or the dependent of an active team member. The field of study must be related to health care. ... read more about Mountain States Foundation announces three Don Brewer Scholarship recipients for 2016.

Sycamore Shoals Hospital's heart failure, chest pain program team members
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s heart failure, chest pain programs earn national certification

Sycamore Shoals Hospital recently received certification from The Joint Commission for both its chest pain and heart failure programs. The certifications recognize the outstanding clinical results and robust processes Sycamore Shoals has developed that improve the quality of life for patients with heart disease. ... read more about Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s heart failure, chest pain programs earn national certification.