Macon County General Hospital

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Macon County General Hospital
204 Medical Drive
P.O. Box 378
Lafayette, TN 37083
(615) 666-2147 (Voice)
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We Care.

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Committed to Quality Patient Care in Macon County

Macon County General Hospital (MCGH) is located in Lafayette, Tennessee. We are a private, not-for-profit community hospital that seeks to provide the best combination of the latest medical technology with personalized hands-on care.

Our trained, professional staff strives to provide the best quality care.

MCGH is a 25-bed critical access hospital receiving no tax support. The hospital is a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals. We are approved for Medicare and TennCare (Medicaid) reimbursement.

Macon County General Hospital was founded in 1955 by Drs. Smith and Chitwood and has operated in the same location since that time.

Over the years, the hospital changed ownership until 1976 when it became a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit hospital. MCGH is now owned by Macon Hospital, Inc. MCGH is managed by QHR, L.L.C. and governed by a local Board of Directors. They are dedicated to providing you the best possible hospital care at the lowest possible cost.


Mission Statement

Our mission is:

To continually improve our services to meet our community health care needs.

All patients shall be treated equitably and with dignity, respect and compassion.

The hospital shall be operated as a not-for-profit business and yet provide a reasonable return to allow for adequate funds to replace and add new equipment and facilities.

Provide services in a personal and caring manner.

The hospital shall provide financial assistance to assist low-income or uninsured patients who do not otherwise have the ability to pay for the necessary services they receive while balancing the need to maintain a fiscally sound operation.

Deliver cost-efficient services.

Develop appropriate network and affiliations arrangements with other healthcare organizations to meet the community's health care needs and the changing healthcare environment.

Monitor clinical outcomes in an effective manner to assure quality care is provided to the patients we serve.


Our Special Services

bullet Laboratory

bullet Blood Bank

bullet Surgery Recovery Room

bullet Pharmacy

bullet Radiology & Mammography

bullet Emergency Room

bullet New State-of-the-Art Spiral CT Scanner

bullet Nuclear Medicine/Ultrasound

bullet Respiratory Therapy

bullet EKG & Stress Tests

bullet Mobile MRI (Wednesday & Saturday)

bullet Diabetes Education/Community Health Outreach Department

bullet Social Services

bullet Skilled Nursing Care

bullet Respite Care

bullet Bone Density Services

bullet Rehabilitation Services

        Physical Therapy

        Speech Therapy

        Occupation Therapy

bullet Surgery

·bullet  Cataract Surgery

· bullet Recovery Room

· bullet CPR Training

· bullet Grief Counseling

· bullet Health Information Management

· bullet Volunteer Program

· bullet Patient Advocacy Program

· bullet Reclast Clinic



Emergency Room

The Macon County General Hospital Emergency Room (ER) provides emergency care 24 hours a day.  In addition to highly trained nurses, a physician is available around the clock.  The ER is stocked with specialized equipment needed to treat a wide range of emergency situations.




Outpatient Services


Our skilled professional staff strives to help people of all ages restore normal function, improve mobility, and achieve a greater degree of independence. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan, prescribed by their physician.  Our rehabilitation center is located at 1208B Scottsville Road in Lafayette.  Our regular hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but appointments for other hours can be scheduled in advance.

Diagnostic Imaging

We provide imaging services to assist your doctor in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and trauma. These imaging services include diagnostic x-ray, new CT scanner, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI, and mammography. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and our personnel are highly trained, competent, and caring individuals.


The laboratory performs tests ordered by your physician on blood and other bodily fluids. This information, along with your history, physical examination, and possible other diagnostic tests are used by your physician to determine your problem and how well your treatment plan is working for you. Performance improvement, quality control and proficiency testing insures that the results given to your physician are accurate.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy specializes in treatment and management of patients with problems of the cardiopulmonary ( heart and lungs) system. Arterial blood gases, Holter heart monitoring, and pulmonary function studies are just part of the services offered.




Cardiology Clinic

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, doctors from the Tennessee Heart & Vascular Institute hold a clinic here at MCGH.  The clinic starts at 12 noon.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 666-8769 or (615) 824-0043.

Ophthalmology Clinic

Dr. Kirk Bowles conducts an ophthalmology clinic each Wednesday in the offices of Joseph L. Bentley, O.D., 1051 Scottsville Road, Lafayette.  For more information, please call 666-5879.

Surgery Referral Clinic

Every other Tuesday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., George Robertson, M.D. conducts a Surgery Referral Clinic here at the MCGH.  For more information, please call (615) 666-6911.

Podiatric Clinic

Every Wednesday, Michele Whittaker, D.P.M. of Nashville Family Foot Care conducts a Podiatric Clinic starting at 9:30 a.m. Please call 615-666-2147, ext. 315 or 888-408-0491 for an appointment.

Pulmonary Clinic

Dr. Clyde Southwell conducts a Pulmonary Clinic the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please call 615-822-2214 for an appointment.

Gastroenterology Clinic

Dr. Randy Howard conducts a Gastroenterology Clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Please contact 615-826-0710 for an appointment.


Listing of Area Doctors

For a current list of area physicians, please check the MCGH web site:



Please visit the Macon County General Hospital web site at:

For more information on our services, please call 666-2147.


Providing the health care you need ... right here at home.


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