Methodist Medical Center
Methodist Medical Center first opened as an Army hospital in 1943 when Oak Ridge was still America's "Secret City". Today the hospital is an advanced Primary Stroke Center and provided more than 30 medical specialites ranging from cardiology and orthopedics to oncology and wound care.
- 301 licensed beds
- 25 ICU
- 12 intermediate care beds
- 38 emergency beds
- 13 surgery suites
- 2 cath labs
- 1 electrophysiology lab
- 8 LDRP suites
- 205 active and courtesy physicians
- 1192 employees
Located just outside of Knoxville, Oak Ridge offers the charm and warmth of a small town with the conveniences and amenities not usually found in a city its size. Home to the world's fastest super computer, Oak Ridge is home to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, whose research and technology initiatives in scientific discovery, clean energy, and security have ushered in an exciting period of growth for our area.
Our city schools consistently rank among the nation's top systems, with students routinely exceeding state and national average on SATs, ACTs, and National Merit Placements.
With a total of 16 parks, 10 lighted athletic fields, 27 tennis courts, three golf courses, 1336 acres of greenbelt, and 173 miles of shoreline, Oak Ridge offers a variety of recreation options including a world class rowing venue. The city is also home to a thriving cultural community that boasts a symphony, civic ballet, arts center, and the state's oldest continuous operating playhouse.
Covenant Health is the region’s top performing healthcare network. Headquartered in Knoxville, we are a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of nine acute-care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and the area’s fastest growing physician practice division. Our specialized services include the region’s largest cancer network and the renowned Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, dedicated to helping those recover from debilitating strokes and traumatic brain injuries.
Our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region. This is how we care for more than one million patients and families every year, and one reason why Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee to be on Becker’s 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” and named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers, three years in a row. We invite you to learn more about Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network, and explore physician opportunities throughout the region we serve.
Choosing where to live and practice is one of the most important decisions a physician ever makes. The quality of life in East Tennessee, the beauty of the area, the financial advantages of practicing here, access to all the resources needed to provide outstanding patient care, and the strengths of the Covenant Health system may help make that decision easy.
Physicians beginning or relocating their practices to Covenant Health enjoy almost universal success. One important reason is the unequalled access to patients that our system provides and the networking opportunities available within the Covenant Health system help physicians who locate here build their practices very quickly.
Whether you're single, part of a family, or an empty-nester couple, you'll be welcomed into the community. And no matter if you choose the urban excitement of a loft in Knoxville's revitalized downtown, a golf course or waterfront home, a place in one of out many well-tended suburbs, a farm or the solitude of a mountain retreat, you'll find this a wonderful place to live.
There is no income tax in Tennessee, and property taxes are very reasonable. The cost of housing is 21% below the national average and housing quality and choices are outstanding. Physicians here live in urban lofts, lakeside homes, townhouses, luxury log cabins, golf-course homes, suburban neighborhoods, planned communities and, occasionally, on their boats.
Schools are excellent. The school systems in most areas in which Covenant Health facilities are located have achievement scores above state averages. There are also dozens of private schools from pre-school Montessori to outstanding K-12 college preparatory schools with 100% college admission rates. The area has four community colleges and ten four-year institutions.