West Tennessee Healthcare was originally established in 1950. West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system. Modern Healthcare Magazine listed West Tennessee Healthcare as one of the top 10 largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the U.S. With services provided in 17 counties in West Tennessee, West Tennessee Healthcare is a family of healthcare services that provides a full compendium of care from:
- Seven Hospitals and Three Medical Centers
- Outpatient Surgical Facility, Infusion Services, and Rehab Facilities
- Home Healthcare Agency
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Medical Laboratory Services
- Medical Products
- Primary Care and Specialty Clinics
- Outpatient Imaging
- Early Child Development Intervention Services
West Tennessee Healthcare employs over 7,000 people and is one of the region’s top employers.
A Board of Trustees appointed by the City of Jackson and Madison County is charged with the oversight of operations. The system is completely self-supporting and does not operate on local tax revenues. With 635 licensed beds, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare to Jackson and the surrounding counties.
West Tennessee Healthcare was ranked sixth largest public healthcare systems in the country based on revenue by Modern Healthcare in its 2015 rankings report.