Johnson Regional Medical Center is locally owned and operated and has been serving Johnson, Logon, Franklin and Pope Counties since 1922. Michael Dorsey, CEO of JRMC, says that the services offered at JRMC are “tailored to the needs of the community. We have a strong primary care base of local physicians supported by a group of hospital based specialists. Our goal is to make sure quality healthcare is available close to home.”
JMRC is a nonprofit 90-bed hospital offering acute care and inpatient service including medical/surgical, intensive care, and obstetrics/gynecology. JRMC also has a clinical laboratory, radiology and respiratory care and provides orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ENT, and podiatry surgical services. “We have a full service emergency department staffed with physicians 24/7, and we provide the county ambulance service,” says Dorsey. “Our outpatient services include home health, physical and occupational therapies, sleep studies, geropsychiatry and others.”
JRMC is also part of AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance Through Virtual Emergency Support), a statewide telestroke program. Through the use of a high-speed internet connection and computer with video capabilities, AR SAVES allows a medical specialists to provide remote treatment for patients. JRMC received the Door to Needle Award from the AR SAVES program at the eighth annual conference in 2017. The award represents the program’s highest honor for achieving the fastest stroke treatment process of the 51 participating hospitals in 2016. JRMC emergency stroke patients received diagnosis and treatment faster than any other AR SAVES site with a remarkable door-to-needle time of 38 minutes.
Johnson County Regional Medical Center’s webpage offers extensive health information on everything from pregnancy health to healthy aging to basic nutritional information. There is an online nursery, language assistance services, and information on becoming a volunteer. Patient testimonies speak to the center’s high level of care, and a community calendar showcases their reach into the lives of citizens. The center, says Dorsey, benefits the community by “providing extensive, accessible, and timely healthcare services in Clarksville. It’s also one of the larger employers in Johnson County which strengthens our county’s economy.”
“Johnson Regional Medical Center strives to provide the highest quality care in our area and we work hard every day to earn the community’s trust by the care we provide,” says Dorsey. Patients and potential patients can search doctors and services online at jrmc.com. The center is located at 1100 East Poplar Street in Clarksville and can be reached by phone at (479) 754-5454.