We provide a comprehensive continuum of cancer services, including prevention, outreach, diagnostic, treatment and support services delivered by our highly skilled staff with compassion and care. The University of Tennessee Medical Center has a rich history in the community of providing patient-centered care and remaining at the forefront of research, technology and treatments. UT Medical Center attributes its well-respected standing within the community to the exceptional people that dedicate themselves to patient care excellence. The hospital serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. It also was the region's first Certified Primary Stroke Center and East Tennessee's first dedicated Heart Hospital. The medical center is committed to improving the quality of life of patients through leadership in healthcare, health education and clinical research. UT Medical Center is unique because of its standing as the only academic hospital in the Knoxville area, making it the leading resource for research, discovery and updated treatments in the
community. This means that education is an ongoing endeavor for all employees—many of which will have an opportunity to serve as teachers as well as students. The Medical Center collaborates with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and other academic endeavors.