A Calling of Care

Posted on November 19, 2020

Julio Guerra, MD, had achieved an impressive career status as a pathology resident at George Washington University Hospital in the nation’s capital. Yet something was missing. “I realized that I had not gone to medical school so I could sit behind a microscope, do some research and perhaps have an entirely academic career, even though […]

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Covenant Health Implements Military Recognition Program

Posted on November 11, 2020

Program gives hospital staffs opportunity to thank patients for military service Covenant Health has introduced a new initiative to recognize and thank patients who are veterans or on active military status. This initiative was put in place at Covenant Health hospitals, including LeConte Medical Center, on Nov. 3, 2020. Of the 17 million veterans in […]

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Thank you Sevier County for Voting us #1

Posted on November 4, 2020

We are proud of our hospital and providers for being recognized by the Mountain Press in the annual Readers’ Choice award section. Sevier County residents can nominate and vote for businesses and people as the best of the best in our community. We are honored the residents of Sevier County can continue to Count on […]

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The Pandemic Plan of Action

Posted on October 27, 2020

LeConte Medical Center Team Launches a Full-Scale Attack on COVID-19 When COVID-19 patient Jason Stapleton, 41, arrived at LeConte Medical Center’s emergency department, he didn’t know he would soon be unconscious and fighting for his life. “As far as COVID-19 goes, a lot of people think it’s a joke,” Jason says. “I’m here to tell […]

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Infection Prevention Week – DeEtta Shaffer

Posted on October 22, 2020

The role of LeConte Medical Center’s infection preventionist (IP) is always important, leading the efforts to prevent infection in the hospital and keeping our patients safe. Infection prevention initiatives include hand washing, employee education related to safety and infection control, sharing best practices and tracking improvements in performance. This year, International Infection Prevention Week has […]

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“Rays of Hope Shining Down…”

Posted on October 21, 2020

Cancer Survivor Presents Gift of Stained Glass Art to LeConte Comprehensive Breast Center Kathy Dobson keeps up with her preventive health appointments and always follows doctor’s orders. That’s why she was stunned when a malignant tumor revealed itself during a routine visit in March 2012. Dobson was visiting the LeConte Comprehensive Breast Center for her […]

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