Year-end gala celebrates excellence

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health

Covenant Health closed out 2020 with a gala luncheon in December.
Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health president and CEO, wrote in his blog that some 300 employees, administrators, physicians, board members and …

Where to get the flu shot

Jay FitzOur Town Health

You should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue throughout flu season – January or even later. …

LMU Tower set to open with nursing this month

Kate ReaganOur Town Health

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will open its newest off-campus location in Knoxville in January 2021, offering its LMU-Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program.
LMU has offered nursing classes at …

Peninsula offers free recovery academy

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health

Peninsula is a 155-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties.
However, Peninsula is more than just buildings. The team …

Factors for flu complications

Jay FitzOur Town Health

These health and age factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of getting serious complications from the flu:

Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease)
Chronic lung disease (such as …

Covenant Health welcomes two physicians

Sandra ClarkLoudon, Our Town Health

Keviene Rutherford, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, has joined Crossville Medical Group. Besides internal medicine, Dr. Rutherford’s clinical interests include asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
He said, “I have more than 24 …

Covid clinic delivers 500 vaccines

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health

Professionals and volunteers administered 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in roughly two hours on Jan. 2 in a clinic held at the Knoxville Expo Center on Clinton Highway. Dr. Martha …