About Parkwest Medical Center
Parkwest Medical Center is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has a nationally recognized emergency department and offers award-winning care throughout our facility. Our team of more than 500 physicians and over 1,800 employees work together to make sure that everyone who walks through our door is Treated Well. Well Treated®.
- 492 licensed beds, including 155 beds at Peninsula Hospital
- 30 critical care beds
- 39 emergency beds
- 29 surgery suites
- 4 cath labs & 2 EP labs
- 24 LDRP suites
Awards and Recognition
- Named an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
- U.S. News & World Report: named a Top Ten Regional Hospital in Tennessee
- U.S. News & World Report: High Performing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- U.S. News & World Report: High Performing Aortic Valve Replacement
- U.S. News & World Report: High Performing Hip Replacement
- U.S. News & World Report: High Performing Knee Replacement
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement
- Designated Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
- Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee Replacement and Hip Surgery
- Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care
- Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery
- Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Parkwest Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, 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 named six times in a row by Forbes as a Best Employer. 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.