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Welcome to Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center is a community-owned healthcare organization committed to improving the health of the residents of Claiborne and surrounding counties by providing high-quality and cost-effective healthcare services.

We have designed this site to help acquaint you with the hospital, our services, and ongoing health-related issues. We’ve also included employment information for Claiborne Medical Center and Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. So please take a look around and let us know what you think.

Throughout the U.S., hospitals are focusing on decreasing infections that can occur during a patient’s treatment. Claiborne Medical Center is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide in the prevention of hospital-related infections.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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The cutting-edge programs offered at Claiborne Medical Center constantly adapt to meet the needs of our community and to align with technological advances in the medical field.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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Please see the following message from Patti Ketterman, President and CAO of Claiborne Medical Center:

Dear Facebook Friends, we need your help! Claiborne Medical Center and Covenant Health have been working with CMS (Medicare), the State of TN, and other organizations to change the Wage Index component of how we are reimbursed. Medicare reimburses hospitals based on an amount for a diagnosis multiplied by a Wage Index factor which is to be reflective of the cost of providing care in each area of the country. For example, the national average Wage Index is 1, but some hospitals have a wage index higher than 1, and others lower than 1. The Wage Index for our area is 0.7032. This means reimbursement in our area is 30% less than the national average. This puts us in one of the lowest reimbursement areas in the country!

CMS has finally proposed legislation which would take up to 5% from the hospitals with a Wage Index in the top 25% and give it to the hospitals in the bottom 25%. This means hospitals in East Tennessee would see an increase in their reimbursement. This is critical for hospitals in our area to provide raises, purchase equipment and most importantly to continue our mission of serving the health needs of our communities.

The proposed legislation is a huge step, but we need your help! CMS needs to hear from not just our employees but our community about how important this Wage Index issue is to our hospital and all hospitals in our area.

HOW YOU CAN HELP – We encourage you to write a comment of support! The website is:

To write a comment of support, click the “Comment Now” tab on the right, and place your message in the Comment box, and then click the, “Submit Comment” box. Your comment can be as simple as, “I strongly support the CMS proposed rule CMS-1716-P and it’s changes to the Medicare Area Wage Index”. CMS is now accepting public comments on the proposal until 4:59PM on June 24, 2019.

Thank you for your support of our hospital and community.


Patti Ketterman, President and CAO
Claiborne Medical Center
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Timeline PhotosDid you know U.S. News gave Claiborne Health & Rehabilitation Center a “Best Nursing Home” designation for 2018-19, and it is 1 of 12 TN nursing homes with “High Performer” ratings in both overall and short-stay categories? ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Carlis Muncy, our first “Speak Up” award winner; this program recognizes staff who promote Covenant’s culture of safety and fulfill our pledge to always put our patients first.

Carlis is an RN on our Med/Surg unit, and we’re very proud of him and the excellent care he provides his patients. Thank you, Carlis!
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