Congratulations to director of nursing of the year Ellen Lamkey

Ellen Lamkey, director of nursing at Hillcrest Healthcare’s Island Home community, has been named director of nursing of the year by the Tennessee Directors of Nursing Association (TDONA), an affiliate organization of Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA). “Ellen is passionate about her job, managing with skill and grace and creating an environment of quality, compassionate care for the patients and … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare leads morning devotional during trying times

Every weekday at 7:30 a.m. there’s a brief video call that is offered to local healthcare workers in the Knoxville area. This call is usually no more than 10 minutes but can help direct the attitude of the attendees for the day ahead. Leaders from Hillcrest Healthcare, including Doug Bryant, director of human resources, and Diana Fisher, director of business … Read More

Is a career in healthcare your calling?

At Hillcrest Healthcare, compassionate care begins with a great team. As we grow to serve the needs of our community, we continue to seek new employees who believe a career in healthcare is a calling, not just a job. We offer industry-leading benefits, immersive onboarding, professional development opportunities, employee recognition and three distinct communities where our associates can thrive. With … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare’s Island Home community wins national quality award

Island Home, a Hillcrest Healthcare community, has earned national recognition with the 2020 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, which focuses on performance excellence in long-term and post-acute care. “A distinction like this belongs to every team member at Island Home,” said Barry Davis, president and chief executive officer of Hillcrest Healthcare. “Our employees and caregivers are integral to our ability … Read More

Hillcrest website highlights life in our communities

Care seekers need instant access to see the full picture when searching for skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care. Online searches are a critical component, so Hillcrest Healthcare has introduced an all-new website to provide patients, families and providers the most sought-after information needed to make an informed decision. According to, several things to consider when choosing a long-term … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare delivers 1,500 lunches to seniors for Mobile Meals in Knoxville

Hillcrest Healthcare sponsored “A Day of Meals” for the Mobile Meals program, and members of the leadership team distributed lunches to recipients across Knoxville to show support for seniors. The program provides daily safety checks and hot and cold lunches on weekdays to homebound seniors in the area. It is administered by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee’s (CAC) Office … Read More

Welcome to the new website

Hillcrest Healthcare has launched a dynamic new website that shows what life is like in our three Knoxville communities. This city has been our home since 1960, and we love the community and the patients and families we serve. Hillcrest Healthcare is the largest skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care provider in the Knoxville area. Through our new website, we … Read More

Hillcrest thanks employees with incentive pay

Hundreds of employees across Hillcrest Healthcare’s three Knoxville communities have received incentive payments totaling more than $250,000 for their commitment and efforts during the ongoing pandemic. Hillcrest Healthcare’s leadership and board of directors created the financial incentive to honor more than 500 employees and show them appreciation in a meaningful way. Both part-time and full-time employees who have been with … Read More

COVID-19 Updates

Please see below our most current updates on testing, policies and services. These updates will be communicated to employees, patients and families regularly as information becomes available. If you have questions, please visit our contact page to reach us. We closely follow the COVID-19 positivity rates in Knox County. This pandemic has been hard on all, but especially on our … Read More