Public Hearing on Request for Certificate of Public Advantage July 18

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:38am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, July 18, to provide the general public and any interested stakeholders an opportunity to offer comments on the application for a Certificate of Public Advantage from Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System regarding their proposed cooperative agreement to merge. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time in the Northeast State Community College auditorium, located at 2425 Highway 75 in Blountville.

Those who wish to provide comments or suggestions may sign in upon entering the center’s auditorium and will speak in order of signing. Each individual will be provided three minutes to deliver his or her remarks. Those who are unable to attend the hearing or prefer not to speak in public may provide input by email or regular mail to or to the Tennessee Department of Health – COPA, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243.

For more information about the Certificate of Public Advantage, visit


Who:          John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                     Jane Young, General Counsel, Tennessee Department of Health

                     Jeff Ockerman, Director, Division of Health Planning, Tennessee Department of Health

What:           Certificate of Public Advantage Public Hearing

When:          Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m., EDT

Where:        Northeast State Community College

                       2425 Highway 75

                       Blountville, TN 37617


MEDIA CONTACTS:  Shelley Walker, 615-253-5184 or or Bill Christian, 615-741-2308 or