Covenant Health hospitals have joined a nationwide effort to begin treating some COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma transfusions as part of a clinical trial. Convalescent plasma is donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and is being given experimentally to current COVID-19 patients who are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms. The “Expanded Access to
A nurse at Parkwest Medical Center were honored today with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received extraordinary care and compassion from his nurses during his final days.
Today in west Knoxville Parkwest Medical Center broke ground on a $99 million expansion and renovation project. Hospital leaders have been working with architects and construction professionals on a facility renovation and expansion plan to accommodate both patient care improvements and growth on Parkwest’s main campus. Parkwest is a member hospital of Covenant Health. Highlights of
Today Parkwest celebrated with our first cohort of nurse residents to complete the Covenant Health’s Nurse Residency Program. The 12-month structured program used classroom learning seminars, case studies, small group discussion, precepted clinical practice, and evidence-based practice projects to train the newly-graduated nurses. At today’s graduation the group was welcomed and congratulated by chief administrative
Five Covenant Health employees were the first recipients of new awards for cardiac service excellence in recognition of their exemplary care of heart patients, outstanding performance in cardiac services, and demonstrating Covenant Health’s Standards and Behaviors and Pledge of Excellence. The awards were presented by Mike Belbeck, Executive Vice President of Operations, at a
Covenant Health Response to CDC Advisory Linking Patient Infections to Potentially Contaminated Heater-Cooler DevicesPosted on October 21, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory linking patient infections from Mycobacterium chimaera (M.chimaera) to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler devices used in open-heart surgery. Patient safety and privacy are top priorities for Covenant Health and we take the CDC’s advisory very seriously. After thorough review of our protocols at our