From a newborn baby’s first cry to elder health services, Oak Ridge area residents can find expert medical treatment and compassionate care close to home. Emergency services, wellness education, advanced surgical procedures, senior care and behavioral therapy all are part of a health-care system that looks after residents throughout their lives.
Leading the way, Methodist Medical Center provides services to more than 200,000 people in Anderson, Roane, Morgan Campbell and Scott counties at its 301-bed hospital. A staple in the community since it opened in 1945, Methodist today offers more than 30 specialties and extensive community outreach.
“The hospital’s overriding mission is to serve the community by improving the quality of life through better health,” says Crystal Jordan, manager of marketing and business development at Methodist Medical. “As a member of Covenant Health, we are unified by a pledge to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do.”
The hospital has particularly led in coronary care, and early on offered new technologies that helped patients suffering from aneurysms. In cancer care, it was one of the first hospitals in the country to open breast and chest cancer clinics, drastically reducing time between the first suspicion of cancer and treatment. It is also widely known for its orthopedic treatment services, especially concerning knee and hip joints. It offers a Family Birthing Center, sleep diagnostic services, wound care, imaging, intensive care and a 30-bed emergency center among many other services. Its 13-operating-suite surgical facilities offer robotically assisted surgery, neurosurgery and open heart surgery.