Franklin Woods earns Becker’s ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ honor for second straight year

Opening ceremonies in 2010 Photo by Bill Derby

Opening ceremonies in 2010 Photo by Bill Derby

For the second straight year, Franklin Woods Community Hospital has been selected as one of “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive this recognition for both 2016 and 2017.

The hospitals included on the list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence.

Franklin Woods CEO Lindy White said the honor is a testament to the dedication of the hospital’s team members and providers to their patients.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition because it shows all the hard work we’re doing is paying off,” White said. “We are committed to doing the very best we can for our patients. We’ve set some high standards for ourselves and we’re constantly striving to improve. We want our community to know we’re here for them when they need us and they can trust us to take care of them.”

Franklin Woods has also been designated as a Top 100 Hospital nationally by Truven Health Analytics for two years in a row.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.


Lois Peterson

Lois Peterson

2010 Franklin Woods opening ceremony remembered 

In 2010 Franklin Woods Community Hospital was the first new hospital built in Washington County in three decades. The $122 million facility replaced North Side Hospital and Johnson City Specialty Hospital.

Franklin Woods was built to the standards of the U.S Green Building Council and has earned a LEED certification, which stands for Leader-ship in Energy and Environmental Design.

Two years before the new hospital was constructed, the Johnson City News & Neighbor was asked by the MSHA Marketing Department to partner in naming Johnson City’s new community hospital by publishing a “name the new hospital contest.”

After numerous entries local resident, Lois Peterson’s entry was selected as the winner, “Franklin Woods Community Hospital.”

Lois was impressed with the hospital’s hillside location, trees and rocks. She said at the time, “Franklin Woods Community Hospital is about to become a reality for the people of this area.  You need only to pass by to see what a picturesque setting the hospital has, but when you are on the inside and looking out at the view surrounding the hospital, you might forget exactly where you are.

“This hospital will be a place for healing in an environment that is peaceful and tranquil.  It is exactly what I had in mind when I submitted the name, and I will always be honored to be the person who named it.”



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