Cherokee Fills Void in Pediatric Care at County Health Department

Some parents have been concerned about pediatric care at the Knox County Health Department with the pending retirement of Dr. John Washer. Finding doctors interested in the public health service is problematic, given the salaries involved.

The department has contracted with Cherokee Health Systems to take over management of the pediatric program and they will provide the doctors to continue the care—in the same place.

Cherokee Health Systems operates 20 sites in 14 counties providing health care in areas often underserved with health care.