GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Laughlin Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility distinct from Ballad Health's Greeneville Community Hospital, formerly Laughlin Memorial Hospital, is set to host a significant career hiring event. Aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce in Greeneville, the event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dedicated to providing specialized nursing care and rehabilitation services beyond traditional hospital settings, Laughlin Healthcare Center operates a 90-bed facility. Here, the focus is on rehabilitation and restoration, offering physical, speech, and occupational therapy services. This center plays a critical role in the continuum of care within the region, complementing the services offered by the Greeneville Community Hospital.
The Greeneville Community Hospital, integrating the legacy of Laughlin Memorial Hospital, is a key component of Ballad Health's network. This hospital emerged from merging two historic institutions, with Laughlin Memorial Hospital's roots dating back to 1939. It offers a range of acute care and medical services and is a cornerstone of Greene County's healthcare.
The upcoming hiring event at Laughlin Healthcare Center aims to fill 15 full-time and part-time positions, including licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and licensed physical therapy assistants. The event is a unique opportunity for job seekers to engage with hiring managers, learn about the various roles, and potentially secure immediate employment.
Lisa Hartzog, administrator at Laughlin Healthcare Center, highlights the urgency of recruiting skilled healthcare professionals. "Our hiring event is not just about filling positions; it's about connecting with people committed to providing compassionate and skilled care," said Hartzog.
Ballad Health is renowned for its competitive compensation and benefits, which include comprehensive health insurance, disability benefits, retirement plans, and various voluntary benefits. This recruitment drive underlines the healthcare industry's expanding demand for qualified professionals, a trend reflected in national employment projections.
For those interested in opportunities within the broader Ballad Health network, positions are available across various locations, including Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol, and Southwest Virginia.
Candidates attending the Laughlin Healthcare Center event should come prepared with resumes and relevant certifications. For those unable to attend, Ballad Health's career opportunities can be explored online at balladhealth.org/careers.
The Laughlin Healthcare Center and Greeneville Community Hospital play vital but distinct roles in Ballad Health's mission to improve health in the Appalachian Highlands. The center focuses on skilled nursing and rehabilitation, while the hospital provides more general, acute healthcare services. This hiring event is a step toward strengthening the healthcare fabric of the region by addressing the nuanced needs of its diverse patient population.