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 […]

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Covenant Health Selects Cerner’s Health IT System

Posted on July 28, 2016

Covenant Health, an integrated not-for-profit health system based in eastern Tennessee, has selected Cerner’s comprehensive suite of integrated health care information technology (IT) solutions to support clinical, financial and population health management initiatives, resulting in a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ across the enterprise’s acute hospitals and nearly 100 ambulatory facilities. “To advance our goal of […]

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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.

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LeConte Medical Center Named Among “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S.

Posted on June 23, 2016

LeConte Medical Center has been included on the 2016 list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. The Becker’s editorial team selected community hospitals around the country based on rankings and awards from a variety of healthcare organizations, including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American […]

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Covenant Health Named to Forbes List of ‘America’s Best Employers’

Posted on May 1, 2016

Covenant Health was among only 44 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. to make the lists of “America’s Best Employers” in Forbes magazine, which include a total of 750 U.S. companies.

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Soccer mom, teacher, and stroke survivor

Posted on April 28, 2016

School teacher Stephanie Blackstock remembers staring out at the world from inside a body that was rendered helpless.

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LeConte Cardiac Rehab Helps Ron Rowe Enjoy Life

Posted on April 28, 2016

Ron Rowe, 71, is an energetic, youthful senior who can still hit an inside-the-park homer, climb a tree with a chainsaw in hand, and chase the great grandkids.

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Cardiac Rehab Helps Frank Kolski Overcome Exercise Fear after Heart Attack

Posted on April 28, 2016

After Frank Kolski’s heart attack, Nicholaos Xenopoulos, MD, placed two stents in Kolsi’s blocked arteries and ordered 36 one-hour cardiac rehabilitation outpatient sessions. But the idea of exercising frightened Kolski. “I’ll be honest with you, I was afraid,” says Kolski. “What are these exercises going to do to me? Would they cause another heart attack? […]

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