Knoxville Tennessee Top Rated Hospitals
With seven top rated hospitals in Knoxville, residents of nearby Tennessee lake communities have good reason to feel secure about the availability of quality healthcare. In the midst are two nationally recognized medical centers, The University of Tennessee's acclaimed medical center and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Parkwest Medical Center is also considered to be one of the best Knoxville hospitals area. Parkwest and the University of Tennessee Medical Center are the two largest, well-equipped centers offering quality care not only in their medical treatment, but also in the caring nature of their staffs.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Tennessee Medical Center best in 2 specialties nationally and high-performing in 10 specialties. It was ranked as the #2 Best Hospital in Tennessee making it the best hospital in the area. It's won 14 other awards just since 2012 and well over 60 in all. Some of the most prestigious awards have come from the following: The American Heart Association, The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program, The American College of Surgeons, The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence among others. The center is a 489-bed teaching hospital with countless services. It offers five Centers of Excellence to the community including: the Brain and Spine Center, the Cancer Institute, the Women and Children's Center, the Heart Lung Vascular Institute, and their Emergency &Trauma services. The trauma center is the only level one trauma center for adults and Children in the area as well as being a tertiary facility.
Also ranked by U.S. News and World Report as high-performing in 8 specialties, Methodist Medical Center has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s safest hospitals. Methodist Medical Center also ranks better than some of the Top 100 Hospitals for the various benchmarks in cardiac metrics “related to heart attack, bypass surgery, and post-operative infections.” Other recent recognitions have been VHA Inc.’s Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, the Platinum Performance Award from the American College of Cardiology, In addition, they have also been recognized for their Joint Replacement Center and their Sleep Diagnostic Center. It’s clear that this is one of the best Knoxville hospitals in the area and greatly benefits Knoxvillians and those who live in Tennessee lake communities.
Also in Knoxville is Parkwest Medical Center, a top rated Knoxville heart hospital with 286 beds. It has been one of the Top 100 Heart Hospitals eight times in the last ten years. Their digital Cath Lab contains up-to-date equipment that allows doctors to view cardiac x-rays in only a few seconds. In addition, physicians are able to more clearly see and treat blocked arteries. According to their website, their “revolutionary” new equipment "allows cardiologists to view hard-to-see blood vessels with exceptional clarity even under the most difficult conditions." Other specialty services offered by Parkwest are Orthopedics, Neurology and Spine, Women’s Services, Specialized Outpatient Services, and award-winning Emergency Services.
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