Face of F.A.S.T.

Posted on November 9, 2016

When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was […]

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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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Phenomenal treatment for man battling stage IV melanoma

Posted on July 21, 2016

Brain surgery without the “surgery” is possible. Fort Sanders has the newest and most advanced Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion machine, one of only 30 in the United States. Read how this technology saved Travis Maryanski’s life in this week’s Shopper News.

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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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Shedding weight and worry

Posted on July 14, 2016

After bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Jim Johnson brags ““I’m on no diabetes medication whatsoever, no insulin and no pills, I’m not on any cholesterol medication, my blood pressure is 110 over 68 with a resting pulse rate of 65, and I’ve been off the CPAP for six months.” Read how gastric bypass surgery helped him shed 80 […]

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‘Chute’ Straight – Trust Helps Ex-Paratrooper Take Leap of Faith

Posted on July 7, 2016

He jumped out of airplanes 102 times during his 25-year Army career and spent the Vietnam Warin Korea getting shot at by snipers along the Imjin River. But when the time came for65-year-old John Parris of Knoxville to undergo back surgery, he was admittedly nervous. Find out how the medical expertise at Fort Sanders Regional eased Parris’ fear and made him […]

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