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Clinical care, academic programs unite as ETSU Health

Contributed • Apr 26, 2019 at 4:34 PM

Patients throughout the region will begin seeing the name ETSU Health on the health care landscape.

This week, East Tennessee State University students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the launch of ETSU Health, which is the new name for the five colleges in the university’s Academic Health Sciences Center.

Over the coming months, the name ETSU Health will be used more widely to refer to the educational, clinical and research pursuits of ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, and College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.

“The name ETSU Health will unify our colleges and providers and will help shape the future of the education and care that we provide,” Dr. Wilsie Bishop, senior vice president for academics, said. “We will begin using the ETSU Health logo in limited locations this spring, and by summertime, the community will begin to notice ETSU Health’s presence in signage and publications.”

With 30 clinical locations, 250 health care providers and the five AHSC colleges, ETSU Health is on the front lines of efforts to improve the region’s health. ETSU Health includes the university’s existing comprehensive primary and specialty medical clinics, nurse-managed clinics, allied health clinics, and interprofessional care provided in the clinics.

Working with its wide range of regional partners, ETSU Health providers offer leading-edge health care in dozens of specialties. They serve the region, with clinics in five counties with a commitment to caring for the citizens of the region.

“Our patients are already familiar with the high-quality care we provide at our clinical sites,” Bishop said. “As this year progresses, they will also become familiar with the name ETSU Health.

“Our goal is that this name will represent team-based care and a seamless experience for our patients.”

The university also took an official step toward introducing ETSU Health earlier this year when it joined the Nashville Health Care Council, a premier association of health care leaders. Dr. Brian Noland, ETSU president; Bishop; and Aaron Scott, director of development for the College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health, attended the council’s February meeting, where ETSU Health was announced as a new member.

Joining the Nashville Health Care Council was a natural first step in the rollout of the ETSU Health name, Bishop added.

“The council is committed to improving health care, and ETSU Health is a leader in health care in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia,” Bishop said. “Our mission and values align with those of the council, and we are excited to contribute and collaborate with its membership.”

For a comprehensive listing of ETSU’s clinical locations and to learn more about ETSU Health, visit www.ETSUHealth.com.

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