UT Medical Center

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Located in Knoxville, Tennessee The University of Tennessee Medical Center has a rich history in the East Tennessee community of providing patient-centered care and remaining at the forefront of research, technology and treatments. UT Medical Center attributes its well-respected standing within the community to the exceptional people that dedicate themselves to patient care excellence. The hospital serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. It also is a Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and East Tennessee's first dedicated Heart Hospital.

UT Medical Center has evolved into a major medical center and a leading choice for consumers healthcare, providing superior treatments and healthcare support to residents of the East Tennessee region as well as offering expert care as the area’s only Level I Trauma Center. The hospital is a tertiary facility, offering general, specialty and subspecialty care in a full range of medical fields, including specialties with heart, lung, vascular, brain, spine, childbirth, orthopaedics and cancer as well as many other conditions.

The medical center is committed to improving the quality of life of patients through leadership in health care, health education and clinical research. UT Medical Center is unique because of its standing as the only academic center in Knoxville, making it the leading resource for research, discovery and updated treatments in the community. This means that education is an ongoing endeavor for all employees—many of which will have an opportunity to serve as teachers as well as students. The Medical Center collaborates with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and other academic endeavors.

The hospital maintains a serious environment with devotion to technological and treatment advances that provide better care for patients and educational resources for the East Tennessee community.


For the third year in a row, The University of Tennessee Medical Center is recognized in the “America’s Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report.

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