University of Tennessee Medical Center | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). With roots dating back to 1956, University of Tennessee Medical Center serves as a referral center for eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky and western North Carolina.
The 609-bed hospital is home to the area's only Level I trauma center and only adult and pediatric transplant center. UT Medical Center includes the Cole Neuroscience Center, which serves more than 1,600 patients with Parkinson's disease and more than 2,500 patients with Alzheimer's disease each year. The hospital has a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and serves as a regional perinatal center. UT Medical Center is certified as a comprehensive stroke center, designated by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Medical Center as the No. 2 hospital in Tennessee and one of the top 40 hospitals in the country for pulmonology in its 2015-16 rankings. UT Medical Center earned a spot on Leapfrog Group's Top Hospitals list in 2015. It also received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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