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Artsclamation! Recap

Posted on December 19, 2016

Artsclamation! featured original works by more than 30 noted regional and local artists who work with a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylics and photography, as well as an exclusive grouping of three-dimensional artists displaying jewelry, pottery, woodwork and sculpture.  Participating artists included: Amy Crews (Featured Artist), Hugh Bailey, Lynda Best, Kathy Bradley, […]


Hospital VP marks 40th anniversary at Parkwest

Posted on December 7, 2016

 Emlyn “Em” Cobble has juggled many hats throughout her career, but all of them have been worn at one place, Parkwest Medical Cen­ter, where she celebrated 40 years of service. Cobble is Vice President and Chief Support Officer for Park­west, where she began her career in 1976 as a medical technologist. She graduated from Lincoln […]


Cancer Survivor Has “a Lot of Living to Do”

Posted on December 6, 2016

Sara Forrester is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening (mammogram) every year. I try to go during October, during breast cancer awareness month, because […]


The Singing Ambassador- Peninsula puts autistic student on course

Posted on December 2, 2016

Peninsula student goes to Pellissippi State Community College.


Bad back tests mettle of Alcoa furnace tender

Posted on December 1, 2016

Like any working stiff who has just been told he needs spinal surgery, Tommy Rogers’ first thoughts were about his job.   “My big concern was the length of recovery,” said Rogers, a 47-year-old furnace tender at the Alcoa aluminum plant now known as Arconic. “I was thinking house payments and bills. I thought I […]


Partial total knee arthroplasty keeps Ed Dennison running

Posted on November 17, 2016

Ed Dennison doesn’t need Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to do some pretty amazing things. All he needs is a pair of running shoes and an artificial knee joint made from titanium alloys and polyethylene plas­tic and he’s good to go. And go. And go. In fact, Dennison has been on the go since Parkwest […]


Peninsula Holiday Survival Guide Celebrating 22 Years of De-Stressing East Tennessee

Posted on November 8, 2016

For the twenty-second year in a row, Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, is offering expert holiday “survival advice” as a community service.


Covenant Health Response to CDC Advisory Linking Patient Infections to Potentially Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices

Posted on October 21, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory linking patient infections from Mycobacterium chimaera (M.chimaera) to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler devices used in open-heart surgery. Patient safety and privacy are top priorities for Covenant Health and we take the CDC’s advisory very seriously. After thorough review of our protocols at our […]