Covenant Health, Acadia Healthcare open new inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital in Knoxville

East Tennesseans have a new resource to meet the growing need for accessible, high-quality mental and behavioral healthcare. East Tennessee Behavioral Health is a state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital that serves adolescents, adults and seniors who are living with mental health and co-occurring disorders, including psychiatric diagnoses and substance use disorders. A joint venture of Knoxville-based Covenant Health and Franklin-based Acadia … Read More

Covenant Health Purchases Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville

Thompson Proton Center becomes part of Covenant Health’s Comprehensive Oncology Services Covenant Health, the area’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, is pleased to announce the purchase of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, adding a new treatment option to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, the health system’s robust oncology service line. The acquisition, which affects only the Knoxville location … Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to Perform Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsies

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform for minimally invasive lung biopsies. This technology is first of its kind in East Tennessee and will allow specially trained Fort Sanders Regional physicians to obtain tissue samples in deep regions of the lung, where many early-stage tumors are found. “Fort Sanders Regional was … Read More

Knoxville-area hospital systems work together to say, ‘thank you’ to all health care workers

Blount Memorial Hospital, Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Medical Center launch gratitude campaign across social media and local media outlets As the one-year mark of the pandemic passes with cautious optimism, Knoxville-area hospital systems are launching a public thank you campaign to honor health care workers throughout our region who have selflessly … Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Opens New Critical Care Department

New Department Marks Completion of 2 ½-Year Project to Expand Hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Capacity Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is celebrating the opening of a new critical care department that completes the final phase of a $115-million construction project to expand emergency and critical care capacity at the hospital. Construction for both expansions began nearly two and a … Read More

Groundbreaking makes new behavioral health hospital in Knoxville a reality; milestone celebrated virtually

Covenant Health and Acadia Healthcare held a “virtual groundbreaking” on Sept. 2 announcing the start of construction for East Tennessee Behavioral Health, a new psychiatric inpatient hospital in West Knoxville. The virtual webinar was attended by more than 100 community leaders and elected officials. Speakers for the event included Covenant Health and Acadia executives, Congressman Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Indya … Read More

Covenant Health named to Forbes 2020 list of best employers in Tennessee

Covenant Health has been named a 2020 “Best-in-State Employer” in Tennessee by Forbes Magazine. The health system ranked #15 in a list of 75 top employers in the state. The designation marks the sixth time Forbes has named Covenant Health to one of its “Best Employer” lists in the past five years. The health system was included in the publication’s … Read More

Statement from Knoxville-area hospitals in support of wearing masks and other measures to curb spread of COVID-19

The statement below is from Knoxville-area healthcare organizations Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare and University of Tennessee Medical Center: We support the decision made by the Knox County Board of Health regarding the required wearing of masks in public places where social distancing is difficult. We agree with ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

Covenant Health continues mask-donation campaign

“10,000 Masks in 10 days for 10 hospitals” Covenant Health is conducting a community-wide campaign to collect 10,000 masks in 10 days for use at the health system’s 10 East Tennessee hospitals. While some people may be hesitant to seek treatment at a hospital or medical office at this time, medical care should not be delayed or avoided. As a … Read More