Program areas at Fort Loudoun Medical Center
Fort Loudoun Medical Center has been located in Lenoir City, Tennessee, since 2004, after serving the area from a previous location in Loudon County since 1988. SERVICEFort Loudoun Medical Center is known for quality and safety and has earned accolades for top performance on core measures for inpatient care. The medical center is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. The medical center is certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. As part of Covenant Health's stroke hospital network, Fort Loudoun Medical Center provides rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke. The hospital served 64,608 patients in 2019. Of these, 62,263 were outpatients and 2,345 were inpatients with an average length-of-stay of 3.74 days. PUTTING PATIENTS FIRSTFort Loudoun Medical Center Descriptive Highlights - 87,000-square-foot facility, with an adjacent two-story medical office building - 50 beds with bedside charting technology - State-of-the-art imaging: X-Ray, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. The hospital's Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) allows for digital capture, storage and transmission of medical images - Emergency department with 12 private suites, open 24/7, 365 days a year - Surgical suites for endoscopy; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopedic; podiatry; pulmonology, and general non-invasive procedures - Women's Imaging Department offers mammography, ultrasound and bone density testing - Private family waiting areas in each unit - Central registration area - Spacious private and semi-private rooms - Helipad for emergency transportation - Physicians representing various medical specialties provide a growing community with increased access to convenient, local care.IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY'S QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH BETTER HEALTHIn 2019, hospital staff, including the chief administrative officer and chief nursing officer, provided stroke education to the community through tours and luncheons offered at the hospital as well as external presentations to churches, schools, neighborhoods, fire departments, EMS, and local organizations. Fort Loudoun Medical Center collaborated with local schools to provide tobacco education to students, offering health-related information to students who are caught using tobacco products on school property. Friday Fitness, a local hiking program through Covenant Health, provided quarterly community hikes throughout the year. COVENANT HEALTH SYSTEMFort Loudoun Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health. Covenant Health is a comprehensive, community-owned health system dedicated to improving the health of the people it serves. Established in 1996 by the consolidation of Fort Sanders Health System, Knoxville, Tennessee, and MMC HealthCare System in Oak Ridge, Covenant Health is governed by a voluntary board of directors comprised of community leaders and medical professionals. With more than 10,000 employees, affiliated physicians and volunteers, Covenant Health is the Knoxville area's largest employer and has been named a Best Employer five times by Forbes. Covenant Health includes nine acute care hospitals in East Tennessee: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell and Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. It also includes Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, a behavioral health hospital in Blount County, Tennessee.Affiliated organizations include Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Thompson Oncology Group, Fortress Corporation and Subsidiaries, Covenant HomeCare, and Fort Sanders Perinatal Center. Philanthropic organizations include Fort Sanders Foundation and the Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation in Knoxville, Methodist Medical Center Foundation in Oak Ridge, Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation in Sevierville, and Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation in Morristown. Funds raised by the foundations provide services, equipment and other resources for excellence in patient care.Fort Loudoun Medical Center, as a member of the Covenant Health system, benefits from the collaboration among all affiliated organizations to promote quality improvement, patient safety and efficient delivery of care for the communities served.