Ann Cranford
Tel: 615-741-2101


Welcome to the Great State of Tennessee. The State offers great diversity in land, climate, rivers, plant and animal life is mirrored by a rich and colorful past. Tennessee divides naturally into three "grand divisions", East Tennessee with its vast mountains, Middle Tennessee with its foothills and basin, and the low plain of West Tennessee. Travelers coming to the state from the east encounter first the lofty Unaka and Smoky Mountains, flanked on their western slope by the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Moving across the Valley floor, they face the Cumberland Plateau which historically presented a barrier to westward migration. West of the Plateau, one descends into the Central Basin of Middle Tennessee with its rolling fertile countryside. The Central Basin is surrounded on all sides by the Highland Rim, the western ridge of which drops into the Tennessee River Valley. Across the river begin the low hills and plain of West Tennessee. These geographical "grand divisions" correspond to the distinctive political and economic cultures of the state's three regions.

Tennessee possesses a climate advantageous for people and agriculture, with abundant rainfall and a long, temperate growing season. The area generally is free from long droughts and freezes of more extreme climates. The three major rivers that flow around and across Tennessee are the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. These rivers have created watersheds which cover most of the state. These rivers and their tributary streams have played a significant role from the earliest times by yielding fish and game, by serving as major transportation routes, and by creating the fertile bottom lands.

Key Points

Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Planning a trip in Tennessee starting from the West traveling through Central and ending your trip in East. West Tennessee has Beale Street with an introduction to Blues on every corner. If you go in May you can partake in the Memphis In May Barbecue. Traveling toward Central Tennessee pass through Jackson and visit Casey Jones Museum, the greatest Railroad Engineer who became nationally known in the 1900s. You have arrived in Nashville which is Central Tennessee, tour the County Music Hall of Fame and  Museum and visit the some of the Honky Tonks in the downtown area. You never know who may show up to do an impromtu song. Traveling now to East Tennessee to the Great Smoky Mountains where you will find Dollywood. The number one ticketed attraction in Tennessee, and an award-winning 150-acre family adventure park located in Pigeon Forge near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Dollywood is the recipient of 15 Big E Awards in recognition of the park's live entertainment which features country, bluegrass, gospel and Appalachian music.  Still undecided log on to the Tennessee Vacation Guide www.tnvacation.com for even more information on the awesome attractions in the Great State of Tennessee.

Specialties Sought

Health Care Vacancies

Primary Care Physicians: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,  OB/GYN

Sub-Specialty trained Physicians: Interested in a rural area practice.

Mid-Level Providers & Health Care Professionals: RN, NP, CNM, PA, Registered Dietitians, Public Health Educators

Dental Recruiting

Our state is currently recruiting Dentists. For Dental opportunities, please contact:

Mental Health Recruiting

Our state currently recruit Mental Health Professionals.

Registered Nurse Recruiting

Our state is currently recruiting Registered Nurses (RNs) For Nursing opportunities, https://www.tn.gov/hr/js1/employment-opportunities.html  or contact: Ann Cranford ann.cranford@tn.gov 615-741-2101

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.

J1 Contact Information

Ann Cranford
Tennessee State Office of Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: 615.741.2101
Fax: 615.253.2100

Ann Cranford
State Office of Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-2101
Fax: 615-253-2100


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