Part of the Emergency & Trauma Center

Medical Critical Care

Main Campus


1924 Alcoa Highway

Knoxville, TN 37920



Team members work in the Medical Critical Care unit

Our Services

The multidisciplinary team in MCC consists of intensivists, nurse practitioners, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, case managers, metabolic support, clergy services, palliative care, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Bedside rounds occur daily for each patient, with the team collaborating and sharing knowledge to provide the best patient care possible.

Our team is dedicated to the patients and families we serve. We have developed a healthy work environment while focusing on the patient and strive for optimal outcomes. Maintaining the philosophy of a teaching medical center, MCC offers many opportunities for nurses to grow professionally by expanding knowledge and advancing clinical practice. We support new staff with a structured orientation process that’s guided by the clinical educator and leadership team.

Medical Critical Care has a multidisciplinary team approach for providing comprehensive care for critically ill medical patients.   

  • Dedicated and Trained Staff
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Intensivists
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows, Medical Residents
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Highly-Trained Nursing and Ancillary Staff
  • Hospital-wide Sepsis Program
  • Full-Time Sepsis Coordinator
  • Sepsis Screening all patients
  • Evidence-Based Sepsis Bundle and Care Pathways

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1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920


Garage H, Building F Lot

Map of The University of Tennessee Medical Center

About Us

Medical Critical Care (MCC) is a 20-bed unit equipped to provide comprehensive care for critically ill patients with a variety of diagnoses. Patients in MCC are treated for clinical conditions such as respiratory failure, ARDS, COPD, pneumonia, GI bleeding, sepsis, end-stage renal disease, pancreatitis, multi-system organ failure, and hematologic, endocrine, or immunologic crisis. Care includes complex treatments such as continuous renal replacement therapy, mechanical ventilation, vasoactive drug administration, and close hemodynamic monitoring.