Excitement builds for new Y at Tennova

Sandra ClarkHalls, Our Town Health, Powell

Tennova Family YMCA will open January 1, 2023, in the location of the current Tennova Health & Fitness Center on Dannaher Drive off Emory Road near I-75. Officials posted a ceremonial signing of the lease. As previously reported, the Y will close the Bob Temple North Side Y in Halls and move staff and programming to the new facility.

Painting is underway and new workout equipment has been ordered, a Y spokesperson said.

Pictured at top are: (front) Jim Dickson, president and chief executive officer, YMCA of East Tennessee; young Wyatt Everett, Y member; Tony Benton, CEO of Tennova Healthcare East Market; (middle) Seema Singh, Y corporate board member; Becky Dodson, VP Tennova Healthcare; (back) David Clothier, Y corporate board chair; Drew Grey, COO Tennova Healthcare, North Knoxville Medical Center; and Connor Best, administrative specialist, Tennova Healthcare -Turkey Creek Medical Center.


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