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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Covenant Health Participates in Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on May 15, 2020

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 […]

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DAISY Award Winner – Anne McCarter

Posted on May 12, 2020

Anne McCarter, a nurse who currently works in our Surgery department, was working in Critical Care when this nomination was submitted. Ann was nominated by the patient’s family after she served as a support person while the family coped with the passing of a loved one. During the patient’s final hours, Ann compassionately explained all […]

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