Healthcare Interrupted

Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville.

Healthcare Interrupted

Local providers predict psychological and emergency treatment will slow when Physicians Regional Medical Center closes in December.

by scott barker • November 16, 2018

The pending closure of Physicians Regional Medical Center will cause a crisis in the treatment of behavioral health in the community and likely will lead to longer wait times for emergency care, according to local healthcare providers.
Tennova Healthcare has announced it wil close all services at Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville by Dec. 28.
Physicians Regional -- still known to many as St. Mary’s, its historic name -- will cease all operations at its North Knoxville campus on Dec. 28. Tennova Healthcare, which operates Physicians Regional, has said it will move many of its services to its facilities in Powell and Turkey Cree...

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