Hips to Hoops-Dad’s still in the game after MS leads to hip surgery

Posted on March 23, 2017

Kendrick Tate picks up a basketball, slowly dribbles his way to the far side of the court just beyond the three-point circle. In one smooth, arching flick of the wrist, the ball strips the net. Whoosh! They have the court all to themselves this afternoon as Tate, a 41-year-old single father of three, teaches his 


Furnace Worker Fires Back with Spine Surgery

Posted on March 23, 2017

Like any working guy 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 was 


Retired Nurses Chooses Parkwest for Knee Replacement to help her ‘Get things done.’

Posted on March 23, 2017

Having worked as a licensed practical nurse in five states, Mary Stroud knows plenty about hospitals and surgeons. So when the time came for total knee replacement, she felt completely at ease choosing Parkwest Medical Center, a hospital where she’d worked for 12 years.      The orthopedic/neurosurgery unit at Parkwest is a leader in safe 


Home is Where the Heart is- Parkwest’s 400th TAVR

Posted on March 15, 2017

Gilbert is Parkwest’s 400th TAVR 


Remembering Hayden-Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide

Posted on March 8, 2017

Remembering Hayden-Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide 


Peninsula Clothes Closet Helps Patients in Need

Posted on February 22, 2017

     The Peninsula Clothes Closet is something of a hidden treasure. It doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and you probably won’t see its beneficiaries featured on the local news.  That’s because the people served by this charity benefit from it in a very personal and private way. When mental health patients are at their lowest, 


Cardiac Rehab Gets Fitness Instructor Spinning Again

Posted on February 15, 2017

Michael Berry of Knoxville is living proof that you can be in great shape and still have heart disease. 


Pain Relief- Making a run for it

Posted on February 8, 2017

Once Marissa Carnes started running, she was hooked