In operation since 1903, the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN, offers medical services to more than 170,000 military veterans residing in a 41-county area in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Part of the VA MidSouth VA Network region 9, this medical facility offers state-of-the-art technology and a full range of programs that includes both inpatient and outpatients services.
The Mountain Home VA Medical Center has a complete primary care department that offers examinations, cancer screening, high cholesterol treatment, diabetes prevention, vaccinations, monitoring of the cardiovascular system, osteoporosis treatment, preventive medicine and prostate disease prevention and treatment.
The facility has a well-developed surgical unit that operates in the areas of colo-rectal surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and thoracic surgery. The medical center has a spinal cord injury support clinic that offers specialized treatment and rehabilitation programs for veterans with spinal cord injuries as well as those living with multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The mental health service program at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center offers a number of services that assist those afflicted with mental disorders. These include war-related stress and PTSD, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, memory problems and a special service for homeless veterans.
The extended care and geriatric service at the medical center includes a community living center with 120 beds, a home-based care unit and a geriatric evaluation and follow-up service. Home-based care involves the assistance of medical professionals or social workers and includes hospice care, home telehealth, adult day care health and home IV therapy.
Community-based outpatient medical clinics are located in Knoxville, Morristown, and Rogersville, Tennessee, and in Bristol, Norton, Vansant, Marion, and Jonesville, Virginia. These clinics offer outpatient primary care services, prescriptions and some laboratory analysis. Primary care physicians may refer their patients to the Mountain Home facility if secondary treatment, surgery or other specialty services are recommended.
The Mountain Home VA Medical Center has a close affiliation with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, and has student residency programs in the specialties of surgery, general and internal medicine. Associated health degree programs include training in nursing, audiology, psychology, dietetics and pharmaceuticals.