Tennessee - Eastern

Ann Cranford
Tel: 615-741-2101
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East Tennessee, in general, is a mountainous region with elevations of more than 6,600 feet in the Appalachian Mountains. This grand division contains the fertile valley of East Tennessee which lies between the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. The Plateau is a tableland with an average elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level.

East Tennessee has 13 hospitals throughout the region with over 1,500 acute care beds. Even though many of these hospitals are small, they pride themselves in maintaining the highest level of technology possible. These hospitals are community-based and provide a good opportunity to practice medicine in a rural area with excellent facilities. In additional they maintain facility-sharing agreements with the tertiary hospitals.

The Department of Health is committed to assuring all Tennesseans have access to quality, affordable health care. The Department of Health participates in the state and federal programs to facilitate placement of foreign physicians as primary care physicians and physician specialist. Physicians who are placed must provide medical care to underserved Tennesseans.

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Ann Cranford
Tennessee Office of Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
2nd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: 615.741.2101
Fax: 615.253.2100
ann.cranford@tn.gov

Ann Cranford
Community Services/Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
2nd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-2101
Fax: 615-253-2100
ann.cranford@tn.gov

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