Welcome to the new Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge is one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms; severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints; sudden heart failure; and non-healing wounds.
The medical center is among the first hospitals in the nation to open comprehensive chest and breast clinics that have reduced the waiting time between suspicion of cancer and beginning of treatment from weeks or months to days. It was also the first hospital in the area to implement a hypothermia protocol which lowers a patient’s body temperature after cardiac arrest to reduce the risk of brain damage. Methodist is also the only medical center in East Tennessee to offer left ventricular assist device support for cardio septic shock and in high-risk heart procedures.
A 301-bed regional medical center, Methodist serves an area that includes nearly 200,000 people in Tennessee and Kentucky. Doctors trained in more than 30 specialties ranging from open heart and neurosurgery to orthopedics and vascular care provide care.
Nationally Recognized Care and Service
Methodist’s high level of patient care has been recognized at the state and national levels:
One of only 28 out of 1,350 hospitals across the country to receive VHA, Inc.'s Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence
Recognized in 2009 and 2010 by Forbes.com as one of America’s safest hospitals
Ranked in the top 11% across the nation for core measures
Ranked among the top hospitals nationwide by HealthInsight
2012 Platinum Performance Award from American College of Cardiology ACTION Registry for urgent heart care that is 25 minutes faster than the national benchmark
Joint Replacement Center ranks in the top 10% nationwide for overall quality of care by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC).
Methodist offers an array of comprehensive services including:
- New 30-bed ortho-neuro unit with specialty joint destination center for hip and knee replacement patients
- New electrophysiology services for minimally invasive cardiac procedures and diagnostic technology such as a 64-slice CT which can capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in as little as five heartbeats.
- Fully accredited sleep diagnostic center staffed with a multi-boarded and fellowship-trained physician and a clinical team comprised 100% of registered polysomnographic technicians
- The first dedicated wound treatment center in the greater Knoxville area to offer hyperbaric oxygen technology to treat chronic non-healing wounds
- Fully deployed surgical robotics program featuring the latest technology for heart, lung, gyn and prostate procedures
- Critical care program offering leading-edge and life-saving treatments for bloodstream infections and brain injuries associated with heart attacks
- One of the first comprehensive chest clinics of its type in the nation--now reducing the time between discovery of possible cancer and treatment from weeks to days
- Individualized occupational, physical and speech therapies, including neurological, orthopedic, vestibular and pediatric rehab
- Regional cancer center offering image-guided radiation therapy, a nationally recognized disease management program, access to clinical trials, personalized patient navigator assistance and formal pain management program and the most experienced provider of high dose rate brachytherapy for women with cervical, uterine and vaginal cancer
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SpyGlass Fiber Optic Technology Offers Solution for
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Walk to Remember- A memorial event for children gone too soon
Walk to Remember will take place Sunday, October 19 from 2 - 4 p.m. Whether you have lost a pregnancy, an infant or a child of any age, parents, families, nurses and caregivers are invited to attend this free memorial walk, bring mementos and take part in a remembrance ceremony.
Seminar discusses financial planning tips just for women
The Methodist Medical Center Foundation will host a special seminar discussing estate and wealth planning especially for women on Wednesday, October 8 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Space is limited, so enroll early for this free program.
Health Night to focus on Diabetes Management
Endocrinologist, Elaine Bunick, MD, will discuss Managing Your Diabetes onTuesday, September 30 at Methodist's Health Night on the Town lecture. A Diabetes Information Fair will also take place from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Methodist’s Lobby Gathering Area.
"Preparing for End of Life" Topic of Health Lecture
It can benefit all of us to understand death, accept it and plan for it – for both ourselves and our loved ones. Join the Ethics Committee at Methodist Medical Center as they present “Preparing for End of Life” at Health Night on the Town, Tuesday, August 26 at 7 p.m.
Methodist’s Hospitality Houses receive new walkways thanks to CALM
Methodist's Hospitality Houses recently celebrated the completion of a pair of walkways constructed by the CALM program. The walkways connect the two Hospitality Houses and ensure guests, staff and volunteers have a safe, convenient way to cross between houses and access the primary parking area.
Take a hike with Missy Kane!
Get ready to hit the trail for fitness. Covenant Health fitness expert Missy Kane will lead a “Hike and Bike”at Haw Ridge, Friday, August 15. Participants will enjoy a 3 - 5 mile hike with diffent length options, then may drive or ride bikes to Riverside Grill for an optional lunch.
Methodist’s Hospitality Houses Thank Quilters for Continued Support
For the last 11 years, the Ritzy Thimble Quilters’ Guild has offered a unique kind of support to the cancer patients at the Hospitality Houses. The guild has provided lap quilts for each patient staying at the houses. While each quilt is different, they are all made in the same pattern of generosity and compassion.
Methodist recognizes employees during National Hospital Day and Nurses Week celebrations
In honor of National Hospital Day, Methodist Medical Center held a celebratory picnic on the top level of its parking deck earlier this month as a way to say “thanks” to employees, physicians, and volunteers.
Methodist's Survivor Sundae Proves Victory is Sweet
Methodist Medical Center honored cancer survivors, their family and friends by holding Survivor Sundae, an ice cream social celebrating National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 1. Nearly 100 people gathered to enjoy the free event, connect with other survivors and listen to music by the Mt. LeConte Jug Band.
Hospitality Houses say “Grazie” for Faith Lodge Spaghetti Dinner
Members of Faith Lodge #756 recently presented a check to the Hospitality Houses of Methodist Medical Center. Lodge members raised $1,299 for the Hospitality Houses during a spaghetti dinner held last fall.