Covenant Health

Covenant Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to improving the quality of life through better health.

Excellence in Health Care

Ten thousand health care heroes strong--Covenant Health is constantly raising the bar to improve the quality of life and health in East Tennessee. 

Covenant Health is a comprehensive, community-focused health system.  Established in 1996 by the consolidation of Fort Sanders Health System, Knoxville, and MMC HealthCare System in Oak Ridge, Covenant Health was founded on the promise of better health.

More than 10,000 nurses, therapists, technicians, employees, volunteers and affiliated physicians deliver on this promise every day.  Their success is evident by the scores of awards Covenant Health has received. In the 2012 IMS Health study to determine best performing health systems, Covenant Health ranks among the top five percent in the nation.  IMS top health systems demonstrate exceptional performance in clinical quality, access to services, information technology, financial stability, physicians, and leadership.

Covenant Health is headquartered in Knoxville and operates hospitals and health care facilities throughout East Tennessee, including seven acute care hospitals; inpatient and outpatient cancer, behavioral and rehabilitation centers; home health; outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers; physician offices, and more.

Information on any Covenant Health facility is available at 865-541-4500 or www.covenanthealth.com

Covenant Careers

Health Care Careers and Job Openings

Covenant Health is the largest private employer in the greater Knoxville area.  The health system includes seven acute care hospitals, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health centers, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Covenant HomeCare and Hospice, Covenant Therapy Centers, and numerous outpatient care specialty centers.

For information about careers and job openings at Covenant Health, visit www.covenantcareers.com   

Physician Opportunities

Choosing where to live and practice is one of the most important decisions a physician ever makes.  The quality of life in beautiful East Tennessee and the strengths of the Covenant Health system may help make that decision easy.

Covenant Medical Management (CMM) has physician practices in Knox, Loudon, Anderson, Sevier, Blount and other counties throughout East Tennessee.  CMM employs physicians and also manages physician offices.

Information about physician practice opportunities at Covenant Health, visit www.covenantnewmd.com  

Our Hospitals & Services

Knox County

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, located near downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee campus, offers a Stroke Center of Excellence and is the region’s only facility with the Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center certification and three separate CARF accreditations for stroke rehabilitation. Other centers of excellence include women’s services, surgery, oncology, orthopedics and cardiology.

Parkwest Medical Center is West Knoxville's premier medical facility and a Top Heart Hospital. In addition to providing the area's leading cardiac services, Parkwest has a nationally recognized emergency department and offers award-winning care in orthopedics, neurosurgery and obstetrics.

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is a nationally renowned, 73-bed inpatient facility located at Fort Sanders Regional.  The facility is named in honor of the late Patricia Neal, an Academy Award winning actress, Knoxville native and stroke survivor.  The Patricia Neal Center holds 15 CARF accreditations – among the highest in the nation – for a comprehensive spectrum of rehabilitation services.

Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient cancer treatment, including clinical trials, along with screening and diagnostic services, community outreach, and education. Located adjacent to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Thompson also has satellite facilities on the hospital campuses at LeConte, Parkwest and Methodist medical centers and services in Hamblen and Cumberland counties.

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, proves a complete range of mental health and alcohol/drug treatment programs in outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties and at an inpatient hospital in Louisville.

Covenant HomeCare & Hospice offers a complete range of services for transitional or continued care, including skilled nursing, certified nursing assistants, home medical equipment, and physical, speech and occupational therapy.  It also provides home care for many specialty care areas, such as congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, infusion therapy, joint replacement, and stroke.  Covenant HomeCare serves thounsands of patients annually through branches in Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Morristown.

 

Community Health

Not-for-profit Mission

Covenant Health is a not-for-profit health system with a mission of improving the quality of life through better health.  The health system is focused on the needs of the community and reaches beyond hospital walls through local initiatives and partnerships, leading to better health and wellness for all East Tennesseans.

  • Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon--more than 6500 participate in East Tennessee's largest competitive road race, running, jogging and walking their way to better health and fitness.
  • Covenant Kids Run--a fitness program for kids to participate in a "marathon" of exercise activities over a period of weeks, culminating with the official Kids Run to Neyland Stadium the day before the marathon.  The "Fittest School Challenge" invites area schools to participate with teams and win prizes.
  • Katerpillar Kids Camp offered by Covenant Hospice helps children grieving the loss of a loved one.  The camp is staff by health system volunteers and helps children in grades 1-12 express their feelings in a supportive environment while enjoying camp activities. 
  • MASH Camp at Methodist Medical Center gives high school students a sneak preview of healthcare career options and a chance to job shadow health care professionals in several hospital departments. 
  • Covenant Passport is a free membership program for adults ages 50 and older.  The program encourages healthy, active lifestyles through community presentations, events, a newsletter and travel/recreation opportunities.  More than 25,000 members participate.