Commit to Quit in 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019

Cigarette smoking contributes to heart disease by choking off the heart’s supply of blood. The byproducts of smoking damage the linings of arteries and promote the buildup of blood vessel-clogging plaque. And these harmful effects extend beyond the heart’s large arteries into the network of tiny vessels that supply blood to most of the heart […]

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Aging with Independence is January Health Night Focus

Posted on January 15, 2019

The golden years are only golden if you’re healthy enough to truly enjoy them.   Injuries and decreased mobility can all lead to a loss of independence and quality of life.  But you can guard yourself against a slow decline by creating healthy habits now that will help keep you strong and active for years to […]

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Class Act: Preparing New Nursing Graduates for Success

Posted on January 14, 2019

Helping support newly graduated nurses as they transition from an educational setting to a fast-paced hospital environment is the mission of Covenant Health’s nurse residency program.   In 2016, Covenant created a Nurse Residency Program, designed to empower new nurses with increased competence, more confident decision making, stronger leadership and critical-thinking skills, and greater satisfaction. Hospitals […]

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A Piece of Cake …. and a Piece of History

Posted on November 19, 2018

A celebration honoring Methodist’s 75th anniversary took an extra sweet turn during a special birthday cake delivery to patients. During lunch last Friday, members of Methodist’s administrative and nursing teams went room to room to personally deliver cards and custom petit fours to patients and guests. While getting his photo taken with Jeremy Biggs, Methodist’s […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Topic of October’s Health Night

Posted on October 29, 2018

Approximately 266,120 women (and 2,550 men) in the U.S. will be told they have invasive breast cancer in 2018. Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women, and the risk of a woman having breast cancer increases as she gets older. Understanding your risk factors, such as age, is important and this month’s Health […]

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Volunteering – A Perfect Combination for Help and Happiness

Posted on September 7, 2018

You may know the Methodist Medi­cal Center volun­teers for their pink smocks, blue vests and friendly smiles as you visit the hos­pital. Or perhaps you know them best for hosting the popular $5 Jewelry Sale or maybe you think of their well-stocked gift shop. But there is much more to the Methodist Medi­cal Center volunteer […]

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Covenant Health Receives Fourth Forbes Designation

Posted on August 15, 2018

Covenant Health has been named one of America’s “Best Employers for Women” for 2018 by Forbes magazine. The health system is one of nine Tennessee companies to make the national list of 300 organizations representing all industry sectors and Covenant Health’s ranking was among the top 50.    One of America’s Best The designation marks […]

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Welcome Allison Locke, MD

Posted on August 14, 2018

Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates is proud to welcome Allison Locke, MD to our health care team. Learn more about Dr. Locke.

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