Plans approved for new Unicoi County hospital

UNICOI COUNTY (WJHL)- The board of directors of Mountain States Health Alliance approved plans for the design and construction of a new hospital in Unicoi County.

Mountain States Health Alliance said services provided in the $20 million facility will include 20 inpatient beds, a full emergency department, a chest pain center, along with standard and advanced diagnostics, such as nuclear medicine, stress testing, and C-T scans.

Mountain States bought land for the new hospital back in July, the next step will be picking an architect.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2017, with a grand opening in fall 2018.

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