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 


Covenant Health Announces Medical Student Program in Partnership with Lincoln Memorial University

Posted on July 21, 2016

Covenant Health has launched a medical student program in partnership with DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. 


Preacher’s wife fights back from a heart attack

Posted on July 14, 2016

After Elfredia Williams suffered a heart attack, she got serious about her health.  Read how Parkwest Cardiac Rehab helped her lose over 30 pounds and become more active despite her knee pain in this week’s West Side Shopper News.  


Zika – How to protect yourself and your family

Posted on July 14, 2016

Should you be worried about the Zika virus?  Check out this flyer from the Knox County Health Department to see how you can protect you and your family from mosquito bites.  Zika – Mosquito Flyer 


Dropped Head Syndrome – Harrison Finds Hope

Posted on July 6, 2016

Ellen Harrison looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Her chin was involuntarily hanging down on her chest, and the ravages of breast cancer were still evident. After almost three years of trying to keep a positive attitude about not being able to hold her head up, and three years of searching for answers and help, she had finally reached a complete breaking point.