By CINDY SIMPSON
The Roane County medical community is mourning the loss of the man credited with shaping Roane Medical Center into what it is today.
Harry Wade, who was administrator of the Harriman-based hospital for many years, died Thursday in a Knoxville hospital. He was 82.
Wade was named administrator of what was then Harriman City Hospital in 1953. During his 37 years of leadership, the facility that evolved into Roane Medical Center underwent major building and service expansions.