Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UMCH) has officially joined Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA). UCMH is the 14th hospital to join MSHA.
Now that the hospital is part of MSHA, the health system can begin making critical investments like information technology upgrades. Plans for construction will also move forward. Architect selection for the new facility will take place in late 2014, with construction expected to begin in 2015. The replacement hospital is expected to open in 2017 at its new location on Temple Hill Road off Exit 40 in Erwin.