STAFF REPORT Tennova Healthcare — one of the state’s largest health networks — announced its expansion on Monday to Tullahoma with the addition of Harton Regional Medical Center. With this alliance, Harton’s name changes to Tennova Healthcare – Harton. Harton Regional Medical Center, Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, University Medical Center in Lebanon, Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, and Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville, join the system formed over four years ago to enhance access and improve coordination of care for patients in the communities they serve. Tennova is one of the largest healthcare systems in the Volunteer State with 17 hospitals and more than 100 physician clinics. The Tennova network includes approximately 2,600 licensed beds, 2,400 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 9,600 employees, with more than 75,000 admissions and 460,000 emergency department visits each year. “This is truly an exciting day for Harton hospital, staff, and physicians,” states Russ Spray, Harton CEO. “Our commitment to provide quality care to those who entrust themselves and families to us does not change, but is only strengthened by joining the Tennova Healthcare network.” As part of a statewide network, hospitals share expertise and resources that improve access to care, physician recruitment and quality of care. Other programs and services are also part of the network. There is no change in ownership; all network facilities continue to be affiliated with Community Health Systems. Hospitals already in the network include Jefferson Memorial Hospital (Jefferson City), LaFollette Medical Center, Lakeway Regional Hospital (Morristown), Newport Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center (Powell), Physicians Regional Medical Center (Knoxville), Turkey Creek Medical Center (Knoxville), Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, Tennova Healthcare – Dyersburg Regional, Tennova Healthcare – McNairy Regional (Selmer), Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson and Tennova Healthcare – Volunteer Martin. To celebrate the announcement with the community, Harton will participate in numerous spring events throughout Coffee County and surrounding areas.