Jim Johnson

Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center

Family opened first nursing home in Roane County

Held multiple positions in healthcare committees and associations

President of Rotary Club

Sunday school teacher, deacon, and chairman of deacons



Licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in 1972, Jim’s family built the first nursing home located in Roane County, and he opened Johnson’s Nursing Home-Harriman, Inc. as owner/administrator on December 1, 1972. Additions were added in 1973, 1974, 1978 and 1988, leading to a total bed count of 180.

He was active in the Tennessee Healthcare Association, serving as chairman of all committees, and also serving on the board of directors for approximately 20 years with three terms as president.

From July 1977 until August 1994, he served on the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and was Chairman from 1979 until 1994. After leaving BENHA, he was active in the National Association of Boards for Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) and served as Vice-Chairman for one term in 1988.

He also had the opportunity to serve on state committees for rewriting the minimum standards for nursing homes and the reduction of paperwork in nursing homes.

Jim served as president of the Harriman Rotary Club, Chairman of the State Area Vocational School’s LPN program for several years. He also attended Leadership Roane County. As a member of Trenton Baptist Church in Harriman, he served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, and Chairman of Deacons.

After leaving Johnson Health Care Center, Inc. in 1995, with the help of his wife Bev, built and operated Jamestown, an Assisted Living Community in Kingston, Tennessee from 1998 until retiring in 2008. We are honored to induct Mr. Jim Johnson into the Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame.

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