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Posts tagged with “Parkwest Medical Center”

Hospital VP marks 40th anniversary at Parkwest

Posted on December 7, 2016 in Covenant Health

 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 in Covenant Health

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 […]


Bad back tests mettle of Alcoa furnace tender

Posted on December 1, 2016 in Covenant Health

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 in Covenant Health

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 […]


Dropped Head Syndrome – Harrison Finds Hope

Posted on July 6, 2016 in Covenant Health

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. […]


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

Posted on February 2, 2016 in Covenant Health

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


Covenant Hospitals Named Among State’s Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Covenant Health

U.S. News & World report has released its annual list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” naming three Covenant Health hospitals – Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center, and Parkwest Medical Center in Tennessee’s Top 10 for metro areas.


The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs of Covenant Health

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Covenant Health

Chronic pulmonary (lung) disease is costly in both dollars and lives. It is the fifth leading cause of death and disability in Tennessee.