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Covenant Health Leads “Shock Initiative” for Community’s Heart Care

Posted on February 23, 2018

Three Covenant Health hospitals – Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville and Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge – have joined other community health care providers in a new shock initiative for treating heart attack patients. The shock initiative includes a newly developed algorithm which improves survival.  Covenant Health represents […]


Staff Feature Friday

Posted on February 23, 2018

It’s Staff Feature Friday! This week we are getting to know Tommy from our cardiac floor!   Name: Tommy Kirkland   How long have you worked at Parkwest? 3/2013   Why do you love working at Parkwest?! Great staff we have and we get to help people   Where are you from?  Rockwood, Tennessee   […]


Angels on Duty – CPA credits therapists with getting him on course

Posted on February 21, 2018

CPA credits therapists with getting him on course With one angel looking over his shoulder and another hanging on his every word, Dennis Overton knew he was in good hands with the therapists at Parkwest Therapy Center at Fort Sanders West. “When I first got here and began dealing with the people of Covenant Health, […]


Staff Feature Friday

Posted on February 16, 2018

Name: Jerry Hornback Job Title: HUC 2 How long have you worked at Parkwest? 2 1/2 years Why do you love working at Parkwest? Orthro floor because of the great people and great teamwork and being able to help people Where are you from? Chicago Do you prefer cats or dogs? Dogs What is your dream vacation […]


Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab

Posted on February 14, 2018

Strength Defined Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab John Paschal gazes out over the lake behind his home. There is a sense of peace and purpose here. “When I was a boy growing up on the farm in Dandridge we’d go fishing on the lake sometimes,” Paschal says. “I always thought someday I’d like […]


Staff Feature Friday

Posted on February 9, 2018

Name: Susan Commons   Job Title: Clinical Specialist-Speech Language Pathologist   How long have you worked at Parkwest? I have been with Parkwest 39 years.  I started the speech pathology department in 1979 as a contract employee along with my private practice.   Why do you love working at Parkwest?! I have loved working with […]


I Am Covenant Health- I Am Parkwest

Posted on February 7, 2018

Who is Covenant Health? We are the region’s top performing healthcare network. We are ten hospitals, 1500 affiliated physicians, and 10,000 employees dedicated to improving the quality of life for our patients.


Staff Feature Friday

Posted on February 2, 2018

Name:  Angela Murr   How long have you worked at Peninsula? Peninsula 4 years Parkwest 9 years – Covenant Health 13   Why do you love working at Peninsula? The caring staff that are dedicated to our patients best interests.  Leadership and management make it a pleasure. I am blessed to be a part of […]