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Get to know Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell, TN

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Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center offers quality health care to the upper East Tennessee region. Every day, our healthcare professionals provide comprehensive services and medical technology to connect patients with the care they need. With a strong community commitment, Claiborne Medical Center also operates an ambulance service, so emergency transport in our area is just a phone call away. As a member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network, we’re improving the quality of life in our community through better health.


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A Proud History

Claiborne has been proudly serving the Tri-State area since 1959. Over the years, our medical center and affiliated health and rehabilitation facility have earned many accolades. We’re accredited as an Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital and part of Covenant Health’s stroke hospital network, delivering fast care when stroke occurs. We’ve earned top scores for patient safety, and our Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center has earned a Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  

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Services to Meet Your Needs

When you require medical support, the care you need is close to home. Claiborne Medical Center offers services from emergency and critical care to surgery, stroke treatment and women’s care. We also provide extensive diagnostic and imaging services, such as digital mammograms and cardiac stress testing. Our Health and Rehabilitation Center offers both short-term rehab services and long-term residential care, and Claiborne EMS provides both emergency services and convalescent transports to ensure that you get the care you need.


Meet Our Leadership Team

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Patricia Ketterman, DNSc, RN, LNHA, NEA, BC

President & Chief Administrative Officer, Claiborne Medical Center

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Jackie Hounshell

Chief Financial Officer, Claiborne Medical Center

Danny McCreary

Danny McCreary

EMS Manager, Claiborne Medical Center

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Vicki Cornelius, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Claiborne Medical Center

Our Pledge of Excellence

Our Pledge of Excellence is at the heart of everything we do, every day.

We are Covenant Health. We pledge:

The patient always comes first.

We are Covenant Health. We pledge:

Excellence in everything we do.

We are Covenant Health. We pledge:

We will be the first and best choice for our patients.

A Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Healthcare System

We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing the very best care for our patients and their families.

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