Russell County has multiple layers of healthcare by virtue of having two major hospital systems in the region and two substantial family medical clinics operating within its borders. The hospital systems and clinics in our county are listed below.
Both of the major hospital systems shown above have tertiary hospitals in Northeast Tennessee that are classified as Level 1 Trauma Centers. The hospitals are also acute-care teaching facilities affiliated with East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine. Read more about the hospital systems below.
The MSHA-operated Russell County Medical Center is located right in the Town of Lebanon in Russell County. Johnson City Medical Center, located in Tennessee, is its tertiary referral center. If needed, MSHA can provide rapid transport through its Wings Air Rescue, a fleet of helicopter ambulances.
Other MSHA facilities also operating in Southwest Virginia and within close proximity to Russell County are Johnston Memorial Hospital (Abingdon), Norton Community Hospital (City of Norton), Smyth County Community Hospital (Marion), and Dickenson Community Hospital (Clintwood).
Wellmont Health System, headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, operates several facilities in Southwest Virginia, including Wellmont Urgent Care in the Town of Lebanon. This system’s tertiary referral center is Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport (about an hour away) – to which patients can be transported quickly via WellmontOne and MedFlight II air services.
Wellmont Health System also runs two other medical facilities in nearby Wise County: Mountain View Regional Medical Center (City of Norton) and Lonesome Pine Hospital (Big Stone Gap).
Notably, Wellmont also operates Bristol Regional Medical Center in Northeast Tennessee, which offers CyberKnife and da Vinci robotic surgery systems as part of cancer treatment at the J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center.
Clinch Valley Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health, is located in neighboring Tazewell County and also provides general medical and surgical care in the region.