West Tennessee Healthcare


West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, non-for-profit hospital that is self-supporting and operates without any tax support. Modern Healthcare magazine listed West Tennessee Healthcare as one of the top ten largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the U.S.

With locations throughout 18 counties in West Tennessee, the system provides a full compendium of care from six hospitals, home healthcare agencies, medical laboratory services, medical products and infusion services, outpatient rehab facilities, behavioral health, early child development intervention services, community support and education, and more. West Tennessee Healthcare employs more than 5,000 people and is one of the regions’ top employers.

Jackson Madison County General Hospital is the flagship of West Tennessee Healthcare. Established in 1950, General Hospital celebrated its 60th birthday in 2010. Jackson Madison County General Hospital is licensed for 635 beds and has 295 physicians on staff. The hospital has been recognized as a Community Value Five-Star Hospital by Cleverley + Associates. The Community Value Index scoring ranked General Hospital as one of the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the value provided to the community. General Hospital has five centers of excellence: Emergency Services, Tennessee Heart Center, West Tennessee Cancer Center, West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, and Women and Children's Center. General Hospital has seven intensive care units: Neurological, Medical, Surgical, Coronary, Cardiothoracic, Neonatal, and Pediatric. There is also a 23-room Operating Suite with in-house anesthesia coverage and a newly renovated 62-bed Emergency Department.

Jackson Madison County General Hospital completed a multi-million dollar, 365,000 sq. ft., expansion in 2008 to improve our patients' care and comfort. This nine-story addition provides approximately 280 new, modern patient rooms, new Cardiac Cath Lab suites, a new conference center, new dining and cooking areas, new chapel, new gift shop, and many more features all designed with the patients and visitors in mind.

The Emergency Department has six state-of-the-art trauma rooms. Our ER treated more than 89,000 patients in 2010.    West Tennessee Surgery Center is also on the campus as well as a free-standing outpatient Imaging Center with 24-hour radiologists, PACS radiology system, CAT/CT scan, MRI, interventional radiologists, and a Breast Care Center that includes digital mammography.

With approximately 1,100 licensed beds, West Tennessee Healthcare has a medical staff totaling approximately 550. Providing high quality compassionate healthcare is the system’s mission and its culture is love and respect for people. West Tennessee Healthcare’s vision is to be the leading provider of healthcare in West Tennessee.

 The charitable arm of the healthcare system is the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, a 501C3 organization that invests donations back into the lives of the people of West Tennessee through approximately 80 funds. These funds meet the needs in various ways, from nursing scholarships to providing medical equipment, toys, medications, and re-building homes lost during a devastating tornado. The Foundation is responsible for overseeing the millions of dollars in donations, none of which is used for operating or overhead expenses.

West Tennessee Healthcare is led by a Board of Trustees that is appointed by City of Jackson Councilmen and Madison County Commissioners. In fiscal year 2009-2010, West Tennessee Healthcare performed 21,441 inpatient and outpatient surgeries, cared for 89,370 patients in the emergency room, provided care to 100,564 patients and welcomed 2,988 babies into the world. Approximately, $130,000,000 was provided in charity care and in contributions throughout our community.

620 Skyline Drive
Jackson , TN 38301

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Family Medicine Residency Program-Jackson

294 Summar Ave
Jackson, TN 38301-3983
Phone: (731) 423-1932
Fax: (731) 410-0369