The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience in order to bring patients the best healthcare in East Tennessee for a full range of neurological diseases and disorders.
"Magnet designation requires a hospital to be committed to excellent patient care by going above and beyond the patient's expectations and is an acknowledgement of the quality patient care environment that exists at UTMC."
Daniel Vickery, BSN, RN
Chair Elect Nursing Practice Council
"Though "Magnet" recognizes excellence in nursing care, it takes much more than the nurses alone to be exceptional. Interdisciplinary teamwork is the primary attribute a hospital must possess in order to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families."
Cheryl Conner, BSN, RN
Chair Nursing Research Council
"It takes commitment, professionalism, compassion and living the "patient first" concept in nursing practice to achieve Magnet."
Jill Carro, RN, CMSRN
"A magnet hospital provides us with avenues for educational opportunities, specialty certification, nurse driven research and shared governance. The nurses provide the best care possible for the patient evidenced and supported by patient outcomes."
Tammy Seay, RN, CNOR
Chair OR Unit Council
"I believe that people come to the hospital for MD's and Specialists but they stay in the hospital for nursing care. Nurses do what we do (direct patient care, research, unit/system councils, administration, certify, educate....) ultimately for our patients and better patient outcomes."
Lindsey Rader, BSN, RN
"For University of Tennessee Medical Center to earn Magnet Status validates the excellent nursing staff that I have grown to love during my employment here. I honestly feel that the care provided every day by our nurses is top notch and should be recognized as so. The collaboration throughout the hospital was a thrilling thing to witness."
Lauren Mitchell, BSN, RN
"The University of Tennessee Medical Center will keep growing and improving as we strive to maintain our Magnet status over the years to come. UTMC will be an organization with a wait list for future employees. We will be staffed with the best of the best!"
Carolyn Singer, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Chair Elect Nursing Research Council