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About Claiborne Medical Center

Welcome to Claiborne Medical Center! Our hospital opened in 1959, and has served the Tri-State area for many years. We became part of  Covenant Health in 2014, and are proud to offer updated technology and excellent customer service. Our medical staff consists of 98 physicians who partner with our dedicated team members to provide top-notch care for our community.

Patricia Ketterman, President and Chief Administrative Officer
Patricia Ketterman, President and Chief Administrative Officer

In addition to the hospital, Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center offers both short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care for loved ones who can no longer live without assistance.

We are unique in the Covenant system because we are the only hospital with its own ambulance service. Claiborne EMS (Emergency Medical Service) has been an important part of our community since 1972. Whether an emergency or routine medical care, our Advanced Life Support-rated EMS staff  are dedicated to providing quality care to every patient, every time.

You don’t have to travel to Knoxville for diagnostic testing, as Claiborne Medical Center provides laboratory, respiratory, and imaging services. The Claiborne Breast Center features digital mammography close to home, and our Heart Center provides stress testing and other cardiology services including cardiac rehabilitation.

As we continue to serve our friends and neighbors, we look forward to being the first and best choice in healthcare for  your family.


Patricia Ketterman
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center Administrative Staff

Jackie Hounshell
Chief Financial Officer

Jodi Whitaker, Chief Nursing Officer

Jodi Whitaker
Chief Nursing Officer

Danny McCreary
EMS Manager