Nurses Work to Make Surgeries Green    

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - It's starting to look a bit greener inside Johnson City Medical
         Center's surgical areas.
Team members in the Same Day Surgery Center and the
         main Perioperative Services area at JCMC have been working together to ensure
         that nearly 5,000 pounds annually of clean, recyclable plastics end up in the
         recycle bin and not the landfill.

                                    Franklin Woods - First Expected Green Hospital in Tennessee

Heralding in a new era of healthcare and environmental responsibility to the region 
         and state, Franklin Woods Community Hospital will opened inside Johnson City's
         Med Tech Park on July 12, 2010. The hospital is the first certified "green" hospital
         in Tennessee and the first such building of any type in the region. The 80-bed
         hospital will serve as a replacement for the aging North Side and Johnson City
         Specialty hospitals.

  New Abingdon hospital to also be a "Green" building
The new $135 million replacement facility for Johnston Memorial Hospital is on target to
         open in spring 2011 as a replacement for the JMH building in downtown
         Abingdon. The new location has a 60-acre campus and a recently constructed
         cancer center. The new campus is nearly three times the size of the former
         location. McMurray said the additional space will continue to allow JMH to expand 
         in the future.