“It is with a great amount of excitement that my colleagues at Cherokee Health Systems and I launch a unique partnership with the East Tennessee Enlightener.” – Dr. Dennis Freeman, CEO Cherokee Health Systems of East Tennessee
Healthy & Happy
East Tennessee (May 22, 2021) – The clinical staff at Cherokee will be contributing periodic articles addressing important health topics beginning with this issue. We welcome questions from readers and, if appropriate, we will address those questions as we go along. We won’t identify the persons asking the questions unless they wish to be identified.
We appreciate and identify with the community-oriented mission of The Enlightener. We have much in common. At Cherokee, we always strive to be active participants in the communities we serve. Our staff members live in the communities we serve and are involved in community activities outside of work. The opportunity to share information through this news avenue provides Cherokee another way to contribute to, and participate in, the community.
I imagine many of you are familiar with Cherokee Health Systems. For those who are not, Cherokee is a healthcare organization that provides general medical care (primary care) and behavioral health services. It is unique to find these services together in the same organization. All services are available on an ability to pay basis and no one is denied care because of an inability to pay. We are a TennCare and a Medicare provider. In addition, we accept Medicare Advantage plans and other insurances. But we think of ourselves as a special place where those without any healthcare coverage at all will be welcomed and receive excellent care.
We have many neighborhood clinics throughout east Tennessee. We want those locations to be easily accessible to those we serve. We know that everyone wants to have providers of their care that they have come to know and trust. Having your own local healthcare is preferable to receiving care in a crowded emergency room or an impersonal urgent care center.
Good health doesn’t happen by chance. I trust the communications from the Cherokee staff will provide you with helpful information that will contribute to your good health. Stay tuned!
(Look forward to reading this free valuable information on the 4th Saturday, only in this publication.)
ABOUT: Dr. Dennis Freeman is CEO of Cherokee Health Systems’ 23 clinics in East Tennessee, Chattanooga and Memphis offering affordable medical care and mental health services. Click on this link for a location near you. The CHS corporate office is at 2018 Western Ave., in Knoxville’s Mechanicsville community. To learn more about Cherokee Health Systems, Inc., or to find the next COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site, visit Cherokeehealth.com; or call (865) 934-6734.