About Us

About Our Hospital

Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA) is a 70 bed, acute care, not-for-profit corporation, which was chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1936. It is a unique organization in that no stock has ever been issued, nor can be issued in the future. Since there are neither owners nor stockholders, any money generated in excess of operational funds is dedicated by law and resolution of the Board of Directors to perpetual use for improving health care delivery to the people served by Sweetwater Hospital Association.

Sweetwater Hospital Association is located in rural East Tennessee and serves parts of Meigs, McMinn, Roane, Loudon and all of Monroe County. It is the only hospital located in Monroe County which has a population of approximately 46,698.

Message from your CEO

Dr. Ian McFadden, D.Sc., FACHE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA)

As Chief Executive Officer, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA), an organization blessed with an amazing team of dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals who work together to provide patients with an outstanding level of care to meet their healthcare needs.

We are proud to serve our community and feel a deep sense of pride and commitment to all those who place their trust in our care. Our primary focus is to deliver exceptional care that exceeds national standards in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction. We believe our community deserves a local hospital they can trust and embrace with services offered to prevent most need for travel to a metropolitan area for care.

We strive to serve our mission every day, through primary and specialty care, delivering compassion to every life we touch. Through our continuum of healthcare services, patients have access to high-quality, person-centered care that is coordinated, competitively priced, and conveniently located close to home.

Our values guide us in how we serve our patients, their families and each other. We strive to be kind, respectful, accountable, equitable, collaborative, and to embrace excellence. Our strategic focus is to provide our patients with an excellent experience, always exceeding their expectations, while providing the safest, and highest-quality care. Our greatest resource is our 500+ employees in whom we invest in their development and advancement, as we are committed to their growth and retention. Our stakeholders are our patients and our community. To serve them, now and in the future, operational gains are reinvested in the organization to advance services, obtain state-of-the-art equipment, and recruit and retain top-notch, highly skilled professionals.

It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of such an exceptional team of people who are passionate about providing the very best care for our patients and their families. SHA looks forward to a continued partnership that will grow with our community.

Thank you for making Sweetwater Hospital Association a nationally recognized, one-stop destination for primary and secondary healthcare needs in rural East Tennessee.

Your Health … Our Mission.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2022 (1)

Mr. Gary Kimsey, Ms. Teresa Harrill, Dr. Kenny Archer, Mr. John Carson III, Dr. Christopher Bowman, Dr. Ken Kozawa, Mr. Doug Warren, Mr. T.K. Sloan, Ms. Barbara Watson, Mr. Tom Korn, Mr. Jim Fairweather, Dr. Larry James, Mr. Pat Pennington


Chairman - Mr. Doug Warren Vice Chairman - Mr. John Carson, III Secretary/Treasurer - Dr. Ian McFadden


To provide the highest quality of medical care. To continue our reputation for having highly knowledgeable and technically skilled staff. To provide outstanding patient care in state of the art facilities with genuine kindness and compassion for others.

Executive Team

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In for a checkup to ensure proper growth and development

Physician Specialties include:

Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Pulmonology, Podiatry, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Patient Care Services include:

Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies; Respiratory Therapy; Pharmacy; Nursing; Radiology including, Mammography, Bone Densiotometry, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and Nuclear Studies, Dietary and Nutritionist Consultations, Medical Laboratory, Patient/Family Education, Infection Control, Pastoral Care, Social Services and skilled Home Care.

Non-Patient Care Departments include:

Fiscal Services, Facility Maintenance/Construction, Environmental Services, Purchasing, Health Information Management, Risk Management, Performance Improvement, and Medical Staff Services.


Our staff can help guide you to the right department or help you connect with a physician.