About Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc.
Background of the Consortium
Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation, which was founded in June 1985. The mission of the Consortium is to provide affordable, quality healthcare to all who seek medical treatment in the Northeast Tennessee area.
The Consortium has grown to over 225 full-time and part-time employees with twelve centers in eight counties. Our medical staff includes a chief medical officer, 3 pharmacists, a dentist and dental hygienists, 2 behavioral health specialists, 40 medical providers, 90 clinical support staff members, with services that include the following:
- Primary Care
- 340B Pharmacy
- Durable Medical Equipment
- CPAP and Oxygen Services
- Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
- Radiology Testing
- Bone Density
- Digital X-Ray
- General Dentistry including Restorative Services
- Behavioral Health to Include SBIRT and PHQ
- Skin Therapy including Adolescent Acne Treatment
The Consortium has grown to its current level in excess of 140,000 patient visits per year. The centers are located in small, rural communities which provide services and counseling to a wide spectrum of patients. Since the charter of our consortium in 1985, we have been improving our services for our patients. Within the past year, our expansion of centers has increased to include two new clinics and a behavioral health center.
Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. is a private not-for-profit organization which was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to affordable, quality health care. Through a system of primary care facilities, networked with specialty and inpatient care providers, we aspire to provide complete and comprehensive care to our patients.
We envision a community health center network which provides accessible, patient-centered health care to our citizens with a focus on continued quality improvement. Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. will continue a quest for excellence in meeting the current and future health care needs of our patients in a manner that is financially sound, meets cultural and community expectations, and provides service at the highest professional level.
Our vision includes the recruitment and retention of a qualified, caring staff who is sensitive to individual patient and community needs; maintaining the appropriate level of medical technology; to provide in-service education and training programs to staff, and to encourage opportunities for personal and professional growth.
We aspire to create healthier communities by being the premier model for the delivery of quality rural health care through the planning, development, and strengthening of community based health services. Our vision will be achieved by remaining consistent with our core values of quality, human dignity, and community stewardship.