Ballad Health is a healthcare system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina, and Southeast Kentucky. It was formed in 2018 through the merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System. Ballad Health operates 21 hospitals, including three tertiary medical centers, a children's hospital, and a behavioral health hospital. The system also operates a large physician practice, home health and hospice services, retail pharmacies, and urgent care centers. Ballad Health is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves through high-quality, affordable healthcare services.