Morristown-Hamblen West, a new outpatient healthcare facility, will begin seeing patients today (6/5/23) after holding a ribbon-cutting and open house on Friday, June 2. More than 300 guests including physicians and community leaders attended.
The $38.5-million facility, which is an extension of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, includes a free-standing emergency department, diagnostic imaging center, breast imaging center, two new primary care providers and physician offices.
“As the Morristown area continues to grow, we are proud to open another location to provide high-quality care,” said Gordon Lintz, president and chief administrative officer of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.
“The new facility offers a variety of services to bring more accessible care to the Lakeway region. Whether you need emergency care or a routine checkup, Morristown-Hamblen West will be able to serve our local community.”
“The opening of Morristown-Hamblen West reflects Covenant Health’s focus on providing the right care, at the right time, at the right place,” said Jim VanderSteeg, president and chief executive officer of Covenant Health. “The new facility brings much needed services and resources to the community of Morristown, furthering the high-quality care that Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System can provide.”
“As Morristown continues to grow, so grows the need for expanding quality healthcare services, and Morristown-Hamblen West is stepping up to meet that need,” said Gary Chesney, mayor of Morristown. “Now having a second emergency room that includes a diagnostic center is a huge plus for Morristown and the surrounding region it serves.”
The 67,000-square-foot building is located at 653 Merchants Greene Blvd. near Exit 4 off Interstate 81. While some employees of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System will transfer to the new facility, the expansion also will create 25 new jobs and add two new primary care providers for the community.
The free-standing emergency department also will help reduce the wait time at the main hospital emergency department, allowing patients to receive care more quickly.
Jacob Forman, marketing for Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, provided information for this report.