Colorectal Cancer

Posted on March 5, 2018

During colorectal cancer awareness month in March we sat down with our expert, board-certified gastroenterologist Steedman Sarbah, MD of Knoxville Digestive Disease Consultants, to get more information about this disease. What is colorectal cancer?  Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, is cancer in the colon or rectum.  How is colorectal cancer diagnosed?  Colorectal cancer is most often 


Staff Feature Friday

Posted on March 2, 2018

Name: Gabby Bounds   Job Title: PCA for the Discharge Team   How long have you worked at Parkwest? Almost 2 years   Why do you love working at Parkwest? I really enjoy the people I work with and I love the patient’s   Where are you from?  Harrogate TN   If you could have 


Nurses Recognized for Excellence with The DAISY Award

Posted on February 28, 2018

Nurses Recognized for Excellence with The DAISY Award Two nurses at Parkwest Medical Center were honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had 


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