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Nurse Residency Program Prepares New Graduates for Success

Posted on April 23, 2016

Covenant Health is pleased to announce the implementation of a nurse residency program that will support newly graduated nurses as they transition from an educational setting to a fast-paced hospital environment.


Parkwest Medical Staff makes donation to InterFaith Health Clinic

Posted on April 14, 2016

The Medical Staff at Parkwest Medical Center has donated $20,000 to the InterFaith Health Clinic to support its efforts to provide affordable medical care in East Tennessee. InterFaith Health Clinic is a not-for-profit health care ministry that serves low-income, working uninsured and underserved people in our community. IFHC has a small paid staff that is […]


Tomosynthesis Detects Cancer that Mammogram Missed

Posted on March 30, 2016

To say that the threat of breast cancer was on her mind would be an understatement.  Melissa Lonas, an active, engaging woman in her 60s, knew that she was at risk for developing breast cancer.  In 2005, her older sister, Cindy, passed away after undergoing treatment for the disease.  Her younger sister, Rusti, elected to […]


Covenant Health Announces Leadership Appointments

Posted on March 2, 2016

Covenant Health, the major health system headquartered in Knoxville and the region’s largest employer, has announced internal leadership appointments.


Parkwest Therapy Center Manager Receives 2016 Buscetta Award

Posted on March 2, 2016

Mark Conley, manager of Parkwest Therapy Center, has been named winner of the 2016 Buscetta Award, given annually to an outstanding Covenant Health manager who personifies leadership excellence.


Covenant’s Knoxville Hospitals Part of “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Initiative

Posted on February 2, 2016

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center are part of the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” initiative.


McKinley and VanderSteeg Recognized by THA at 77th Annual Meeting

Posted on December 3, 2015

VanderSteeg and McKinley were among 26 individuals honored during the THA event in which awards were presented in 14 categories, recognizing contributions from healthcare representatives ranging from hospital volunteers and frontline staff to trustees and executives.


Covenant Health Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Posted on November 20, 2015

Covenant Health, the major health system headquartered in Knoxville and the region’s largest employer, has announced plans for a leadership transition.