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A History of Methodist Medical Center

Methodist Medical Center first opened as an Army hospital in 1943 when Oak Ridge was still America’s “Secret City.” Now 75 years later, the hospital is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and provides more than 30 medical specialties ranging from cardiology and orthopedics to oncology and wound care.

Just the Stats

• 283 licensed beds
• 25 ICU beds
• 12 intermediate care beds
• 38 emergency beds
• 13 surgery suites
• 2 cath labs
• 1 electrophysiology lab
• 8 LDRP suites
• 205 active and courtesy physicians
• 1,192 employees


About Covenant Health

Methodist Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network. Community-owned and headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health includes nine acute-care hospitals, numerous outpatient and physician clinic locations, and specialty services for behavioral health, oncology, rehabilitation, home care, and community wellness and outreach programs. With more than 10,000 employees and nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians system wide, Covenant Health is recognized regionally and nationally for quality and patient satisfaction. One of America’s Best Employers – Three Years in a Row Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee on Becker’s list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2018 and has been named three years in a row by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers.

Our Pledge of Excellence

Covenant Health employees are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first choice for patients in our region.