Frontiers

Stories of Healing, Education and Discovery

Frontiers

 

 

Welcome to the latest issue of Frontiers, our quarterly online magazine featuring stories of healing, education and discovery.

We were saddened by the passing last year of Dr. W. Bedford Waters, the chair of the Department of Urology and a beloved physician. He is greatly missed, and his legacy lives on through his work and the fund the medical center is creating in his name. For more information on his life and to learn how to donate, contact the Development Office at 865-305-6611 or development@utmck.edu.

As the region’s medical center, our goal is to provide excellence, both as a health care provider and community partner. So, we were pleased when Forbes, in its first-ever ranking of America’s employers by state, named us as the No. 3 employer in Tennessee. Only Publix and Costco ranked ahead, and within this top three, we are the only employer based in Tennessee.

We are also proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the best regional hospital in East Tennessee, ranked first in the Knoxville market and tied for second in the state based on patient care and other key factors.

We hope you enjoy reading the stories in this issue of Frontiers. These stories show the benefits of having an academic medical center, right here in East Tennessee. As always we welcome your feedback at frontiers@utmck.edu.

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Joe Landsman Signature of Paul Hauptman MD
Joe Landsman, President & CEO
University Health System, Inc.
Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Dean
UT Graduate School of Medicine

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
865-305-9000 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment

Exceptional Care, Built Right In

A $6 million expansion puts NICU and Labor & Delivery on one floor — and having their babies just down the hall makes families feel good.

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A NICU nurse watches over a premature baby

Leaving a Legacy

W. Bedford Waters, MD, a leading urologist and professor at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, exemplified excellence in medicine and leadership.

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W. Bedford Waters MD poses in blue scrubs in an operating room

Redefining Normal

After a spinal cord injury left 19-year old Mackenzie Johnson a paraplegic, instead of asking why, he and his family asked, “What’s next?”

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Mackenzie Johnson sits in a wheelchair holding a basketball

The Cancer Slayer

When Karisa Scott was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, she got treatment right here at home — with University of Tennessee Medical Center physicians, who teamed up to find a cure.

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Karisa Scott Kretschmer leans against a table in the medical library at UT Medical Center

20 Years of Growth

Two decades ago, University Health System was created to help the medical center better meet our community’s needs.

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Six light bulbs hanging in a row in perpetual motion
Contact Info
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
865-305-9000 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment
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