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Cherokee Health Systems Welcomes Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger to its Morristown Clinic

October 07, 2021

Media Contact: Brittany McCraw 


Cherokee Health Systems Welcomes Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger to its Morristown Clinic


Oct. 7, 2021

MORRISTOWN, Tenn.- This week, Cherokee Health Systems welcomed Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger to its clinic in Morristown. Congresswoman Harshbarger represents Tennessee's First Congressional District located in Northeast Tennessee. Within Congresswoman Harshbarger’s district lies Cherokee’s first founded clinic located on 5th Street in Morristown. 

“It was a pleasure to have Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger visit our Morristown clinic on Wednesday. We’re always eager to share how our integrated care model is impacting the lives of those we serve. At Cherokee, we share Congresswoman Harshbarger’s commitment to rural areas and continuing the use of telehealth for the provision of care,” said Joel Hornberger, Cherokee’s Chief Strategy Officer.

During the visit, members of Cherokee’s leadership team and medical staff met with Congresswoman Harshbarger to provide her with history about Cherokee, to discuss current health care issues facing Congress, and to thank her for her support of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Preceding the first half of the visit, Congresswoman Harshbarger received an exclusive tour of the clinic where she got an insider’s look at the equipment Cherokee uses to provide high-quality behavioral health and primary care services to its patients.

“It’s one of the best-kept secrets in our area. Cherokee Health Systems is a treasure right here in our backyard,” said Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger.

Cherokee’s clinic located on 5th Street in Morristown is one of 23 clinics located across Tennessee. It first opened its doors in the 1960s and was known as the Cherokee Mental Health Center. Since first serving patients on the second floor of the Bank of Commerce in downtown Morristown, the clinic expanded to the 5th Street location now providing both behavioral health and primary care services to people of all ages.

To learn more about Cherokee Health Systems, please visit

Pictured left to right: Dr. Gregg Perry, Director of Psychiatric Services, Dr. Carter Miller, Behavioral Health Consultant. Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger, Joel Hornberger, Chief Strategy Officer, and Jeffrey Howard, Chief Financial Officer.


About Cherokee Health Systems Since 1960, CHS has been committed to ensuring Tennesseans get access to effective, high-quality care. CHS is a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves 75,000 people annually. We offer a wide array of comprehensive health services, including primary care, behavioral health, dental, and pharmacy. All of our services are available to children, adults, and seniors on an ability to pay basis. CHS is a TennCare (Medicaid) and Medicare provider. In addition, CHS accepts commercial insurance for payment.