DAISY Award Winner – Kellie Fraley

Posted on September 4, 2020

Kellie Fraley, a nurse in our surgery department, was recently awarded the DAISY Award for her excellent care. Kellie has received several nominations from patients throughout her time at LeConte Medical Center and all of them have one common theme – Kellie goes out of her way to make her patients feel safe and comfortable […]

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Welcome Jennifer Steele, APRN-BC

Posted on September 3, 2020

Welcome certified advanced practice registered nurse Jennifer Steele to our primary care team! She’ll care for patients at our Pigeon Forge office.

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Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home is Renamed LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center

Posted on August 27, 2020

Beginning in August, Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home will be known as LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center. The name change is intended to better communicate the facility’s affiliation with LeConte Medical Center and reflect the short-term rehabilitation and strength reconditioning services offered to patients after surgery or prolonged illness. The name change comes after LeConte […]

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Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School

Posted on August 19, 2020

Although many kids stay up late on long summer days, once school starts in the fall they should return to their normal sleep routines, experts say. Adequate sleep is essential to a child’s academic success and overall well-being. Researchers say that three to five-year-olds need at 11 to 13 hours of shut-eye per night. Five […]

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Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from COVID-19

Posted on August 17, 2020

Practice the Five Core Principles Are you wondering how non-infected people can stay safe and protect themselves?  David Vastine, MD, is an internal medicine physician at Great Smokies Family Medicine, a Covenant Medical Group practice. He advises following five core principles outlined by the CDC to stay safe. These steps can help people avoid spreading […]

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LeConte Medical Center Welcomes Aaron Burns as Vice President of Support Services

Posted on August 6, 2020

LeConte Medical Center is pleased to announce Aaron Burns, MBA, has been named the new vice president of support services. His responsibilities include oversight of hospital operations, including outpatient and ancillary services.  Most recently, Burns served as assistant chief executive officer at a healthcare organization in Mississippi. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership, […]

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