Covenant Health Launches Helen, New Interactive COVID-19 Chat Assistant

Helen Connects Patients with Nurses and Schedules Virtual Telehealth Medical Appointments Covenant Health has launched “Helen,” a new interactive chat assistant to help people navigate COVID-19 medical care without having to leave home. Helen guides users through a coronavirus symptom checker and advises on next steps for care, including connecting users with nurses who can answer specific care questions and … Read More

Tennessee Theatre streams Mighty Musical Monday concert April 6

The Tennessee Theatre will stream a special Mighty Musical Monday concert on Monday, April 6, at noon. House organist Freddie Brabson has recorded a 30-minute set of uplifting songs and crowd favorites on the Mighty Wurlitzer. The concert can be accessed for free through Facebook Live at and on the Facebook app. “The Tennessee Theatre is meant to create … Read More

Pilot Company keeps stores open, thanks professional drivers and team members

During this difficult time, Pilot Company and its network of more than 780 Pilot and Flying J travel centers are open and ready to serve professional drivers and many others working to support their communities and the country. All of the company’s travel centers across the U.S. and Canada remain open and operational, including fuel islands, showers, laundry, restrooms and … Read More

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon sets new date for 2020 races

The 16th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events will now take place Nov. 14-15. The Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5K are set for Sunday morning. The weekend also will include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators. Originally planned for the … Read More

BlueCross Foundation Giving $3.25 Million to Tennessee Food Relief Efforts

Grants will support community organizations and residents statewide in a time of increased need The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is donating $3.25 million to multiple food banks across the state. The financial gift will help Tennessee food banks meet the needs of the communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Food banks can often purchase supplies at a much … Read More

Positively Living names Jessica Langer as director of development

Positively Living has hired Jessica Langer, a seasoned fundraising specialist, as director of development for the nonprofit, which provides care and support to East Tennesseans living with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorder and/or homelessness. Langer most recently served as major gifts officer and director of individual giving for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York in Manhattan, where … Read More

Author, sportswriter Maria Cornelius receives 2020 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award

ATLANTA (March 2, 2020) — Longtime communications professional Maria M. Cornelius, author of the award-winning book, The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt, is the recipient of the 2020 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today. Named after Mel Greenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter who founded the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll, the award … Read More

Big Ears Festival announces addition of Aaron Greenwald as managing director

Arts programmer and administrator Aaron Greenwald is joining the Big Ears Festival as managing director, effective February 1, 2020. Greenwald will work closely with festival founder, artistic and executive director Ashley Capps on all aspects of Big Ears, the Knoxville-based not-for-profit organization responsible for producing the Big Ears Festival. Specifically, Greenwald will be charged envisioning the evolution and growth of … Read More

Four Covenant Health hospitals receive Tennessee’s ‘BEST for Babies’ award

Four Covenant Health hospitals have earned 2019 “BEST for Babies” award, announced recently by Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health. The recognized hospitals include Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville and Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Created in 2016, the “BEST for Babies” award celebrates hospitals … Read More