Franklin Woods Community Hospital (Ballad Health System) is an 80-bed not-for-profit hospital providing health care for Johnson City and the surrounding Northeast Tennessee area.
Nestled in a wooded landscape with large expanses of green space, Franklin Woods Community Hospital opened in July 2010. The 240,000 square foot facility replaced the aging North Side and Johnson City Specialty hospitals, both of which closed in July 2010. Exterior and interior walls of native stone, healing gardens and streaming natural light from large windows distinguish Franklin Woods from other health care facilities.
The same year it opened, the $122 million facility received designation from the U.S. Green Building Council as a Silver level LEED-certified hospital — Tennessee’s first — for implementing green design and building strategies to reduce energy, water and resources while increasing the health and well-being of those who use the facility.
Franklin Woods Community Hospital has become the first hospital in Tennessee to earn Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
The design of Franklin Woods Community Hospital is unlike any other in the region or even the state. This hospital mixes high-tech with a natural design. Rock formations were utilized to take advantage of natural water flows. Trees were incorporated in the facility and large amounts of glass will give everyone inside the hospital the illusion of being outside. adapted from www.msha.com