Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine Set to Break Ground
Construction plans are set to begin in December, weather permitting, on the Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine. The 64-bed center is a result of a partnership among National HealthCare Corporation (NHC), Tennova Healthcare, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and Reliant Healthcare Corporation.
“We are proud to partner with the region’s leading health care providers to serve a critical need for the community,” says Steve Flatt, CEO of NHC. “This partnership exemplifies the power of health care organizations working together to improve the quality of life for our patients.”
The center will provide a comprehensive continuum of care for adults and geriatric patients with psychiatric, emotional, and addictive disorders. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs will be offered with individualized treatment plans based on clinical need.
The 55,000-square-foot facility will be located at the Tennova Health Park near the corner of Middlebrook Pike and Old Weisgarber Road on a 9-acre site. The center will provide more than 100 jobs for Knox County. It is projected to open in the second quarter of 2022.
“The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine will provide compassionate, quality patient care through this collaborative partnership,” says Tony Benton, president and CEO of Tennova Healthcare’s East Tennessee Market. “We are pleased to provide the same quality standards as found in each organization’s existing operations.”
“There is a critical need to provide high quality care to adults and seniors who may be experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties in our 16-county region,” says Joe Landsman, president and CEO of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. “The collaborative effort between these reputable health care organizations will bring experienced care to the community and address the need and access issues we see on a regular basis.”
“Now more than ever, we need to provide accessible, high quality care for behavioral health patients,” says Jim Harper, president of Reliant Healthcare Corporation. “The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine will offer help and hope to patients in a safe and supportive environment.”
To view a message from the center partners, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk2O_quGrI0.
For more information, visit www.knoxvillebehavioralmedicine.com.
Source: National HealthCare Corporation