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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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.
Neurosurgeon Discusses "Is It Coming From the Neck?" at Health Lecture
How can you tell the difference between a pinched nerve and a problem that only acts like a pinched nerve? Join Methodist Medical Center for Health Night on the Town on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. as board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Lawrence Maccree, explains the difference.
Victory is Sweet at Survivor Sundae
Survivor Sundae is a celebratory ice cream social held on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 1 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Casino Night Auction Features Something for Everyone
At Casino Night 2014, guests can bid on a wonderful array of auction items. From trip packages and attraction tickets to an airplane adventure ride, accessories, art, and wine, you never know what you’ll find at a Casino Night auction.
Get Your Clearance for Casino Night 2014: Secrets, Science and Swing
Join the Methodist Medical Center Foundation for an old fashioned evening honoring the early days of Oak Ridge at Casino Night 2014: Secrets, Science and Swing, Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the New Hope Center at Y-12. Enjoy dinner, live music, auctions and some friendly gaming.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Topic of Health Night Lecture
Join Methodist Medical Center and orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist, Daniel Branham, MD for a look at carpal tunnel syndrome during Health Night on the Town on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Methodist Foundation Hosts Annual St. Patrick’s Pancake Breakfast
The Methodist Medical Center Foundation will host its annual St. Patrick’s Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 15 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Aubrey’s in Oak Ridge. Local physicians will trade their lab coats and stethoscopes for aprons and trays as they join the event as servers. Guests will also be treated to festive live Irish music.