A Breath of Relief

Posted on July 27, 2020

The first time it happened was during soccer practice. Gina Albert  was doing sprints when something went wrong. “I had to stop,” Gina says, “I couldn’t get any air out.” An active athlete since she was in preschool, Gina suddenly was completely winded and couldn’t catch her breath. She called her mom, and they began […]

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LeConte Medical Center Receives Stroke Quality Achievement Award

Posted on July 23, 2020

Sevierville, July 21 2020 ―  LeConte Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes LeConte’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. LeConte Medical Center earned […]

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Understanding Heat-Related Illness

Posted on July 17, 2020

Experts state that prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat stroke.

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Wondering about COVID-19 Testing? Ask our virtual chat assistant, “Helen”

Posted on June 18, 2020

Introducing “Helen,” a new interactive chat assistant to help people find answers to questions about COVID-19 medical care without having to leave home. Helen guides users through a coronavirus symptom checker and advises on next steps for care, including connecting users with nurses who can answer specific care questions and schedule telehealth appointments with a […]

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Telehealth Technology Enhances Patient Care at LeConte Medical Center

Posted on June 18, 2020

Virtual consults with nephrologists allow hospital to provide inpatient dialysis services Imagine being admitted to the hospital and needing a consultation with a specialist, but that physician is 50 miles away. Now imagine that consultation being available at the tap of a screen. G. Edward Newman, MD, and Kendra Hendon, MD, are Covenant Health nephrologists, […]

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LeConte Medical Center is Among Six Covenant Health Hospitals Receiving ‘Small and Rural Readiness Grants’ from State of Tennessee

Posted on May 22, 2020

(Sevierville, TN – May 22, 2020) LeConte Medical Center is among six of Covenant Health’s member hospitals selected as recipients of Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants, announced by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on May 19. The hospitals are part of a statewide distribution of $10 million to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial […]

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