Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation is an 88-bed, licensed nursing home for both skilled and intermediate patients. We have provided quality long-term and skilled care to residents of southeast Tennessee since 1967. Our facility is rated five stars overall, the highest rating possible, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System.
Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation adjoins Starr Regional Medical Center - Etowah, which ensures continuity of care and immediate access to imaging and emergency services when necessary. The facility is licensed by the State of Tennessee for both private pay as well as Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Samuel Olsen, MD, serves as Medical Director and oversees care of residents.
Our care team consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and other healthcare professionals dedicated to caring for the individual needs of all residents. Rehabilitation services are available to patients of Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation as often as prescribed by the patient's physician.
Our physical, speech and occupational therapists provide individualized plans to assist patients in restoring strength and regaining independence following joint replacement surgery, injury, stroke and much more. Therapists offer specialized treatments to help patients regain or relearn the skills that may have been affected, including mobility, daily routine for living, speech and swallowing function.
For information about admissions at Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation and our services, please call Shelby Wilson, Admissions Coordinator.423-507-3659
Appointments are required for in-person visitation. Please call Anthony Barnes, Social Worker, to make an appointment.423-263-3791
When you are unable to visit, we encourage you to stay connected with your loved one using Google Duo or Facebook. For information or assistance, call Shelby Wilson.423-507-3659
Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation is excited to offer in-person visitation for our residents.* We are following all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the state of Tennessee. Our greatest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Appointments are required for visitation. Please call 423-263-3691 to schedule an appointment.
*Visitation is based upon state and federal guidance as well as the positivity rate of the facility and McMinn County, and may change if necessary to ensure the safety of our residents.
Starr Regional Medical Center is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We are continuing to work closely with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and follow all guidelines set forth by the TDH, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients and staff members. We strictly follow all appropriate guidance for the notification of patients and their families in the event of a positive case among our staff members or among our residents and have established regular updates with our residents’ family representatives, in accordance with guidelines recently released by CMS.
In addition to our standard infection prevention protocols, we proactively implemented additional safety precautions beginning in March 2020. We continue to maintain these standard infection prevention protocols and additional safety precautions today, including:
We began routinely monitoring all residents for symptoms of COVID-19 in March of 2020 and continue to require testing for every new resident prior to admission.
Our residents are like family to us and protecting their safety and wellbeing while maintaining open lines of communication with their loved ones is our top priority. We are proud to serve the Etowah community.
Visit Starr Regional Medical Center's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information page for resources and additional information.