The new Roane Medical Center will be built on Roane State Highway in Midtown near Pinnacle Point, a commercial shopping center located just off the Harriman/Midtown exit of Interstate 40. Approximately 64 acres of land have been secured for the medical center campus.
|Why build a new hospital rather than update the current facility?
A new and modern hospital will support a growing physician base, expand
technology, and assure our community gets local, quality-based healthcare.
Roane Medical Center was built in 1939, and a substantial portion of the
current hospital building is more than 70 years old. Even after various
modifications over the past few decades, the facility could not accommodate
the new technologies needed. The hospital has grown in complexity of cases
handled and the increased scope of physicians and staff. A new, modern
facility was needed to match that transition.
Also, the current hospital is land-locked between a number of historically
significant buildings, a few major roads, and various businesses, buildings,
and needed parking areas in downtown Harriman. Renovations or a
replacement facility would be difficult to achieve without disrupting our
neighbors and the long-established road systems.
- Gaye Jolly, President & Chief Administrative Officer