About University Health System 

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is part of University Health System Inc. University Health System s is a regional health system that comprises the UT Medical Center, University Health System Ventures, Inc., and various partnerships and joint ventures with physicians and healthcare companies. University Health System is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and numerous regional hospitals and physician organizations. University Health System supports and collaborates with the UT Graduate School of Medicine and other academic endeavors as part of its commitment to excellence in education and research.

It's Our Mission

To serve through healing, education and discovery

Our Vision

The University of Tennessee Medical Center will be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

Our Values

  • Integrity - Consistent expression of behaviors and actions that support the values of the organization.
  • Excellence - Providing excellence in our work, quality and patient experience.
  • Compassion - Empathy for those we serve, treating our patients as we would treat our family.
  • Innovation - Seeking new ways to deliver quality and a great experience to those we serve. An innovation is a measurable 30% improvement.
  • Collaboration - Working as a team and trusted partner with our patients, our colleagues, our co-workers, and the community.
  • Dedication - Our commitment and devotion to our patients, our colleagues, our co-workers and our community. 

The University of Tennessee Medical Center in accordance with our Mission, Vision and Values is committed to serving the medical needs of citizens of the East Tennessee region. Our strategic plan goals and Centers of Excellence are based on the assessment of the region's healthcare needs both now and in the future.

Learn more about our Mission and Standards

Centers of Excellence

  • Brain and Spine Institute
  • Cancer Institute
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Emergency and Trauma Services
  • Heart Lung Vascular Institute
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Center

Strategic Priorities

  • Efficiency/Effectiveness
  • Quality/Safety
  • Service