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
Click to learn more about just one of Methodist's newest technology advances!
SpyGlass Fiber Optic Technology Offers Solution for
Hard-to-Detect GI Problems
Let Your Gift Shine this Holiday Season
Holiday Lights for Health is the annual fund-raising campaign that supports the Hospitality Houses of Methodist Medical Center and the cancer patients who benefit from their services. Donors can sponsor a light by making a gift in memory or honor of a loved one. Acknowledgements for gifts are sent to whomever the donor wishes - making it a perfect gift for the holidays, as well as a charitable donation.
The $5 Jewelry Sale is Coming to Town
Methodist Medical Center's $5 Around the Clock Jewelry Sale is coming to town! Doors open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11 and won’t close until 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 13.
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon's free training program kicks off Saturday
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon's free training program kicks off Sat., Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Urinary Incontinence Topic of Health Night Lecture
Join board-certified urologist Brandon Cottrell, MD, as he discusses incontinence at Methodist Medical Center’s Health Night on the Town lecture on Tuesday, November 19. The program will start at 7 p.m. in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center.
Parkinson’s Disease Topic of Health Night Lecture
Join board-certified neurologist Patrick Matthiessen, MD, as he discusses Parkinson’s disease at Methodist Medical Center’s Health Night on the Town lecture on Tuesday, October 29. The program will start at 7 p.m. in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center.
Mommy2Mommy and Kaleidoscope Kids Join Up For a Picnic in a Pumpkin Patch
Celebrate fall’s arrival with Methodist Medical Center’s Mommy2Mommy program and Kaleidoscope Support Group with a picnic in a pumpkin patch on Friday, October 18 at 11 a.m. at Deep Well Farm.
Wound Center Gets Long-time Oak Ridger Back to the Job He Loves
At 87, Hoyt Padgett of Oak Ridge has no intention of slowing down. But a heal spur that developed into a bone infection threatened to keep him from the grocery industry he has been a part of for most of his life. But with specialized wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy at the Methodist Wound Treatment Center, Padgett is back on his feet and back to the job he loves.
Eye Health and Glaucoma Topic of Health Night Lecture
Learn about glaucoma and eye health at Health Night on the Town with Methodist Medical Center’s newest board-certified ophthalmologist, Eric Speckner, MD. It will take place Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center.
Methodist hosts Walk to Remember, a memorial walk for children gone too soon
Walk to Remember is a national event. It's a time to celebrate the lives of children who’ve passed away, a time to share memories and remember the life of a child. Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge will host the Walk to Remember on Sunday, October 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Arboretum, located at 901 South Illinois Ave in Oak Ridge.
Community Comes Out to Support Breastfeeding at Ice Cream Social
A warm summer evening, a shady tree grove, and cool, deliciously drippy ice cream… it was just the right combination for a successful and fun celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, held August 15 in Oak Ridge.