• Bristol Regional Medical Center

    Bristol, Tennessee

    Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN, hospital
  • Since opening our facility in 1994, Bristol Regional Medical Center has served the community through superior quality care, technological innovation and compassion.

    High quality, nationally recognized care

    Bristol Regional continues to be recognized among the nation’s best hospitals.

    Top 100 hospitals in the U.S.

    In 2016, the independent ratings organization CareChex® listed Bristol Regional among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for:

    • Heart attack treatment
    • Joint replacement (also the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee)
    • Trauma care

    Top 10% nationwide

    CareChex also ranked Bristol Regional among the top 10 percent in the nation for several services:

    • Overall medical care
    • Cardiac care
    • Stroke care
    • Major orthopedic surgery
    • Pulmonary care

    Superior heart care

    Award-winning heart attack response times

    The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute at Bristol Regional provides award-winning heart attack response times. In a heart attack, getting a patient into treatment quickly is critical.

    To accomplish our fast treatment times, we’ve developed the Level One Heart Attack Network (which is unique in our region) and offer 24/7 cardiac cath labs and cardiac surgery support, as well as dedicated stroke care services.

    Recognition for heart treatment, outcomes and patient safety

    Bristol Regional’s cardiovascular services have earned some of the nation’s highest praise for patient outcomes, patient safety and rapid and effective treatment. Those accolades include:

    • Gold Achievement Award for quality stroke care by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association

    Advanced facilities

    Bristol Regional offers state-of-the-art facilities such as:

    • Deborah H. Quillen Birthing Center, a newly renovated facility where families can welcome new life in comfortable, updated surroundings

    Robotic and minimally invasive surgical options

    Advanced cancer care technologies

    Bristol Regional delivers advanced oncology care by offering two robotic radiosurgery technologies in the J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center:

    Both CyberKnife and TrueBeam use state-of-the-art robotic technology to treat life-threatening tumors that would otherwise be inoperable.

    Robot-assisted surgery

    Bristol Regional’s surgical service also features the da Vinci Surgical System as part of its array of robotic treatments and tools.

    The da Vinci system offers enhanced, high-definition 3D imagery and single-site incision technology to enable surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures using very small incisions. The system can be used for a number of treatments, including urology, gynecology and general surgery procedures.

    Robot-assisted surgery means faster, less-invasive procedures with shorter recovery times.

    Other key services

    Some of the other services we offer in Bristol include:

    Dedicated to providing you with superior, compassionate care

    Whether you were born here, healed here or both, Bristol Regional is a part of your community. Though health care is constantly changing, one thing is certain – you can be confident in the care you receive at Bristol Regional.

    Every physician, nurse, technologist and support staff member of our team is passionate about your healing and improving your quality of life, as well as the health of our community.

    Along with our hospital in Bristol, Wellmont Urgent Care facilities in Abingdon, on the Volunteer Parkway and off Exit 7 in Bristol, and physician practices throughout the area, we’re providing the quality services you need – close to home.

    Hospital facts

    • More than 270 board-certified or board-eligible physicians
    • More than 1,615 nurses, technicians and support staff members


    • Greg Neal, president
    • Brian Hobson, chief operating officer
    • Dr. Chad Couch, chief medical officer
    • Bob Bender, vice president of finance, hospital division
    • Tim Anderson, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer