Surgical Group of Johnson City joins State of Franklin Healthcare Associates

Published 10:45 am Monday, April 29, 2024

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State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SOFHA), a regional leader in patient care, is pleased to announce that Surgical Group of Johnson City will be joining our newly named SOFHA Surgical Group effective June 1, 2024. We are honored to welcome Dr. Michael Hodge, Dr. Andrew Garrett, and Dr. Rebecca Odom as they join our existing group of extraordinary physicians. The Surgical Group of Johnson City, known for its comprehensive approach to general and bariatric surgery, specializes in minimally invasive techniques for a variety of conditions including cancer, abdominal, breast, gallbladder, thyroid, and colorectal surgeries. This partnership marks a significant expansion of our services and reaffirms our commitment to advancing healthcare access and quality in our region. 

The integration of Surgical Group of Johnson City into SOFHA highlights our ongoing efforts to grow and enhance our service offerings. “Today is truly an exciting day and the culmination of a successful relationship between SOFHA and Surgical Group of Johnson City,” said Rob Slattery, CEO of SOFHA. “By strengthening the longstanding relationship between our groups, we strengthen our ability to provide the people of our region with the highest quality health care close to home, far into the future. With the addition of Surgical Group of Johnson City, we can do more for our region.” 

The SOFHA Surgical Group will remain at their current location at 2333 Knob Creek Road, Suite 16, Johnson City, TN. SOFHA is physician led and employee owned. To learn more, visit

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