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This new, quarterly newsletter is designed to showcase the unique benefits of having an academic medical center in East Tennessee.
THE PAT SUMMITT CLINIC
A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER
Alzheimer's kills more people annually than diabetes, and its numbers are rising. Here's how The Pat Summitt Clinic is growing to meet the need of Alzheimer's patients and families one year after opening.
GROWING TO MEET THE NEED
The University of Tennessee Medical Center added five stories to the Heart Hospital to expand its inpatient services and to improve capacity at its ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center.
THE HEART LUNG VASCULAR INSTITUTE
BUILT FOR EXCELLENCE
The Heart Lung Vascular Institute provides expertise in clinical care, teaching and research, partnering with its patients to improve the cardiovascular and pulmonary health of our entire East Tennessee community.
Two years ago, Jeannine decided to follow in the footsteps of her husband, who has been a volunteer in the chemo lab of the Cancer Institute for five years. One of Jeannine’s roles in the breast center is to give patients robes to change into before procedures. She noticed many of the robes were missing belts, but otherwise were in good condition. Instead of throwing away the robes without belts, Jeannine came up with a creative, cost-saving idea. She found older robes and began cutting them apart to make belts.
“Something needed to be done, and I knew how to do it, so why not?” she shared. “These patients are facing so many challenges, so I will do anything I can to encourage them and make them more comfortable," says Jeannine.
Volunteer Services coordinates the activities of three main groups of volunteers: Adult Volunteers, College Students, and Teen Volunteers. Lifting the spirits of our patients and families is what the volunteer program is all about.
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