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Friday, June 10, 2016

Registration open for 2016 Dragon Boat Festival

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Paddles up; it’s almost time for the 11th annual Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival. One of the biggest community events of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival features fun for the entire family in support of a good cause – to benefit Woodridge Hospital, Mountain States’ inpatient behavioral health hospital, through the Mountain States Foundation. ... read more about Registration open for 2016 Dragon Boat Festival.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Suicide is often preventable; if you see warning signs, don't ignore them

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Mountain States' new leadership team complete for JCMC, Washington County

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance has its new leadership team in place for Washington County and Johnson City Medical Center, headed by Melody Trimble, who serves as market CEO for all of Mountain States’ Washington County operations. ... read more about Mountain States' new leadership team complete for JCMC, Washington County.

About

403 North State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.307745
-82.387623

Woodridge Hospital is an 84-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in Johnson City, TN. It is a service of Johnson City Medical Center. Woodridge serves a wide region of at least eight counties in Northeast Tennessee as well as several counties in Southwest Virginia, and is a provider of mental health and chemical dependency services for adults, adolescents, and children ages 6 and older.

The psychiatrist leads a team of professionals that includes mental health therapists, discharge planners, expressive therapists, and psychiatric nurses who will assist the individual with finding the most beneficial level of treatment. Therapy is an integral component of the treatment program. Traditional group, individual, family and couples psychotherapies are available. There is also an expressive therapy department that provides non-traditional therapy in art, music, relaxation, drama and writing.

Woodridge provides specialized services for children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population. For both child and adult, Woodridge offers a wide variety of groups and therapeutic treatments that are goal-directed and cater to the individual needs of the patient.

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

 

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Woodridge Hospital treats patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of distress or impaired function due to a psychiatric illness and/or substance abuse issues. The programs includes group psychotherapy and life skills management.   

IOP is an intensive level of care, offering group therapy three times a week for three hours each day. There are two different groups offered. The morning group is a psychiatric intensive group that is geared toward patients with a primary mental health diagnosis. The evening group is a dual diagnosis group that is geared towards patients facing challenges with alcohol or drug dependence and with mental health illness.

Both groups are led by a trained therapist. Group focus may include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Coping skills
  • Challenging thought distortions
  • Identifying triggers
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Substance abuse
  • Relapse prevention
  • And other topics based on the needs of those in the group

Program Schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Morning Sessions: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Evening Sessions: 4 pm - 7 pm

Call for more information:

423-431-7047

Family Involvement

Family and individual therapy will be offered as a part of treatment, in addition to the regularly scheduled group therapy meeting times.

Your Care Team

The program is under the clinical direction of a licensed psychiatrist. The treatment team works with the physician to develop an individualized plan of treatment. This may include medication management, as needed, during the course of IOP.

How long is the program?

The duration of the program is based on the individual needs of the patient and progress toward treatment goals. However, the average length of stay in the IOP Program is six to eight weeks or around 18 sessions total.

Follow-up Care

Following the IOP program the patient will be referred to outpatient behavioral health providers for ongoing treatment. Patients in active treatment with an outpatient provider may continue treatment and efforts will be made to coordinate care. Also, with assistance of aftercare appointments, patients will be able to transition from intensive therapy to outpatient treatment with a focus on symptom management, medication compliance and relapse prevention.

Units

Willow Unit
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents

Spruce Unit
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services for Geriatric Patients 

Laurel Unit
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services for Acute Adult Patients

Poplar Unit
Inpatient Behavioral Health and Detox Services for Adult Patients

Cedar Unit
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services for Acute Adult Patients

Awards and Accreditations

The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Hospitals.

Leadership

Lindy White, VP/Chief Executive Officer
Clay Runnels, MD, VP/Chief Medical Officer, Washington County Market
Dru Malcolm, RN, MSN, NE-BC, VP/Chief Nursing Officer
Rachel Hurley, Senior Director, Human Resources, Washington County Market
Christopher Miller, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Washington County Market
Kace Ragan, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Washington County Market

History

Woodridge Hospital was built in 1985 by Watauga Mental Health Services (now known as Frontier Health) to serve this region’s psychiatric hospitalization needs.

In 2006, MSHA acquired Woodridge Hospital. It was designated a service of Johnson City Medical Center at that time, and is physically located directly across the street from JCMC.

Woodridge Hospital is currently designated as one of the four hospitals in the Washington County Region (which includes Johnson City Medical Center, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Franklin Woods Community Hospital).

Our Community

Johnson City

Bustling with a population of more than 60,000, Johnson City lies just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. The rugged beauty of the Appalachians surrounds the thriving city that encompasses all of Washington County and parts of Carter and Sullivan counties.

It is known for its rich history (Daniel Boone, Al Capone and railroads), cultural heritage (bluegrass music, quilts and storytelling), outdoor adventure area (hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing) and beautiful lakes and mountain vistas.  Yet, the eighth largest city in Tennessee also boasts diverse economic and educational opportunities and has become a regional hub for health care, including medical and pharmacy schools associated with East Tennessee State University. The city is also home to a beautiful and historic Veterans Administration campus and hospital.

Food, crafts, music and other entertainment abound at the area’s many annual events such as the Blue Plum Festival (June), Pepsi Independence Day Celebration (July 4), Umoja Festival (August), the Taste of Johnson City (September), the Storytelling Festival (October). Local bands bring the nights alive at popular downtown locations. Exciting day trips to Asheville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and the ski areas of North Carolina are about an hour away.

All this, an excellent economy and one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. led Forbes magazine to list Johnson City as one of the “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers.” Kiplinger’s named it one of the “10 Least Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A.” Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the big city opportunities and small town atmosphere of Johnson City, a one-of-a-kind town. For more information about the area go to visitjohnsoncitytn.com

 

Featured Services

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

Our pediatric specialists know, love and care about children and their families.

Patients & Visitors

Maps & Directions

403 North State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604

Map & Directions

Directory

Phone: (423) 431-7111

Full Phone Directory

Visiting Hours

Call for specific visiting hours for each unit.

Amenities

If you need to spend the night in Johnson City:
Hampton Inn Johnson City
508 N State of Franklin
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-8000

 

What's New

Friday, June 10, 2016

Registration open for 2016 Dragon Boat Festival

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Paddles up; it’s almost time for the 11th annual Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival. One of the biggest community events of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival features fun for the entire family in support of a good cause – to benefit Woodridge Hospital, Mountain States’ inpatient behavioral health hospital, through the Mountain States Foundation. ... read more about Registration open for 2016 Dragon Boat Festival.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Suicide is often preventable; if you see warning signs, don't ignore them

It’s important to know that very often suicide is preventable when the warning signs are recognized and someone steps in to help. Here are some tips on how to recognize those warning signs and what to do about them. ... read more about Suicide is often preventable; if you see warning signs, don't ignore them.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mountain States' new leadership team complete for JCMC, Washington County

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance has its new leadership team in place for Washington County and Johnson City Medical Center, headed by Melody Trimble, who serves as market CEO for all of Mountain States’ Washington County operations. ... read more about Mountain States' new leadership team complete for JCMC, Washington County.