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The Regional Alliance for Economic Development: Progressive Healthcare Helps Tri-Cities, Tennessee
Date:1/19/2010

ation">Kingsport, which independent healthcare rating group Health Grades recently ranked as the best in Tennessee and in the top 10 percent nationally in cardiology care. Holston Valley has twice been named one of America's Top 100 Heart Hospitals. Wellmont also has state of the art cancer facilities in Tennessee and Virginia. The seven cancer facilities, including the centers at Holston Valley and Bristol Regional, are recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as comprehensive providers of oncology care. Bristol Regional offers space-age cancer treatment in Cyberknife, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere on the body.

Tennessee has six Level 1 Trauma Centers, the highest level of state designation for trauma centers, which has a trauma surgeon on–site 24/7 and or ready at all times for trauma cases.  Two of these centers are located in the Tri-Cities – one at Johnson City Medical Center, the other at Holston Valley Medical Center. The region also has the state's only Level 2 Trauma Center located at Bristol Regional Medical Hospital.

Such extensive regional facilities pay off in job creation and an improved quality of life, but they also support economic development.

"Having such outstanding healthcare helps the region retain existing industries and attract new employers," says Tom Ferguson, President and CEO of the Regional Alliance for Economic Development of Northeast Tennessee and '/>"/>

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