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Welcome to Parkwest Medical Center

Parkwest Medical CenterParkwest is West Knoxville's premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area's leading cardiac services, Parkwest has a nationally recognized emergency department and offers award-winning care in orthopedics, neurosurgery and obstetrics.

Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 373-1000  
Rick Lassiter, President 

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Parkwest Provides Newborns with Red Hats during "Little Hats, Big Hearts" Campaign
Parkwest Medical Center will provide babies born during the month of February with red knitted hats to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease and heart health. Read More

Parkwest Puts the Focus on Delirium Prevention and Treatment
Parkwest Medical Center recently set up a “Delirium Team,” an interdisciplinary group of managers and administrators who are working together to prevent and treat delirium across the hospital. Read More

Parkwest Cardiologist One of Few Practicing Nonsurgical ASD Repair
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall of muscle that sits between the heart’s two upper chambers,and develops when part of the atrial septum doesn’t form the way it should. Not too long ago, the only way to fix the hole and get the heart back in proper working order was for a patient to undergo open heart surgery. But at Parkwest Medical Center, there is an alternative called percutaneous closure. Read More

Tomosynthesis Detects Cancer that Mammogram Missed
Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center is proud to provide tomosynthesis, the latest breast cancer screening technology, to its patients. Melissa Lonas says she might not be alive today had she not elected to undergo this revolutionary procedure. Read More

Parkwest is a 'Best'
Parkwest Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the state of Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

At 92, 50th TAVR patient is grateful for more time
When Robert Channell awakened in the intensive care unit at Parkwest Medical Center on May 13, 2013, he could breathe easy thanks to an artificial valve implanted in his heart during a revolutionary procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Read More

Peninsula Patient Manages Stress with Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Kelli Gorghis, 34, traveled an emotionally bumpy road for much of her life. Childhood experiences and abuses during her growing-up years resulted in a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and she was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She became dependent on alcohol to help her cope with her emotions, which were often out of control. Read More

Picky Patient Prefers Parkwest for Emergency Care
Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack. However 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack – just like Dan DeGrio of Knoxville. Read More

"We provide care like we would expect for our own family members."
Patients at the Emergency Care Center at Parkwest Medical Center have consistently rated their experience high on satisfaction surveys. Parkwest Emergency Care Center has earned a 5-star rating in national patient satisfaction scores every year since 2004, an honor only 10 percent of hospitals nationwide can claim. Read More

‘Time is Tissue’ when having a heart attack, says emergency doctor
Parkwest Medical Center has been named a Top 100 Heart Hospital eight times, in part because of its swift and efficient emergency care for all potential heart attack patients. Read More

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