Excellence is Part of Our Culture.

From patient care to research to how we greet you, The University of Tennessee Medical Center strives for excellence in everything we do. And it’s our commitment to excellence that has earned us recognition from a variety of national organizations.


U.S. News & World Report

Ranked best hospital in Knoxville for the fifth year in a row.

Magnet Designation

Committed to higher patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

TNCPE Achievement Award

Recognized by the State of Tennessee for exhibiting continuous improvement and best practices processes.

Becker's Hospital Review

Rated Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America.

Blue Distinction Center+

Recognized by BlueCross BlueShield for expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

SIX CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

EMERGENCY & TRAUMA

Designated by the State of Tennessee as the region's Level I Trauma Center. We are equipped to handle the most seriously injured patients, which helps increase the chance of survival.

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ORTHOPAEDICS

Recipient of the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for knee and hip replacement. This reflects our commitment to quality and to providing safe and effective patient care.

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CANCER

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. We have demonstrated that we have established a framework providing the highest standard for quality and patient care.

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BRAIN & SPINE

Presented the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award by the American Heart Association. This is the highest designation awarded when it comes to treating strokes.

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HEART LUNG VASCULAR

Earned the American Heart Association Gold Plus Award. It’s a validation that we do an exceptional job at treating patients who suffer from heart failure.

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WOMEN & INFANTS

Designated by the State of Tennessee as the region’s Level III Obstetric & Neonatal Provider, Regional Perinatal Center. We are able to provide care for high-risk mothers and newborns.

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