University of Tennessee Medical Center
As the only designated Level I Trauma Center in our area of East Tennessee, we strive to save the lives of critically injured patients and return them to full, productive activity. Each year, The University of Tennessee Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center offers highly specialized care for more than 85,000 patients. Through a collaborative team approach, we work closely with first responders and surrounding medical care facilities during those crucial moments after a traumatic injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, receiving care for a severe injury at a Level I Trauma Center can lower the risk of death by 25 percent, yet almost 45 million Americans do not have access to a trauma center within one hour of becoming injured. For that reason, it is vital that people in our region have quick access to the highest degree of emergency medical care that is found at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Of roughly 5,000 trauma patients seen in 2015, more than 60 percent arrived at the medical center directly from the site of their injury. The remaining 35 percent were transferred from smaller facilities in the region in order to receive specialized care. The treatment of critically injured patients presents unique complexities and challenges. They must be cared for by trauma-certified physicians and specially trained clinical personnel.
Upcoming Programs & Events
This is a general support group for trauma survivors. January and July groups will be held the 2nd Tuesday due to holidays (1/10/17 and 7/11/17). Please call for more information or to RSVP @ 865-305-9970. ***Inclement Weather Policy*** If Knox County Schools are closed or have early dismissal the day of the support group due to inclement weather then the group will be canceled. Learn more
UT Medical Center's TSN program has former trauma patients and caregivers who volunteer their time to visit patients and their families in the hospital. If you would like more information please contact us. Learn more
Family and friends of patients currently admitted to our Trauma Center are invited to take time to relax, have a snack and learn more about the emotional impact of trauma. The group meets once a week on Tuesday afternoons in the Trauma Surgical ICU (TSICU) and Nero Critical Care (NCC) Family Lounge. Come and join us! Learn more
Come celebrate recovery with other trauma survivors, medical and hospital staff. There will be hors d’oeurves, beverages, door prizes and informational booths. Feel free to drop-in at any time during the event. Please RSVP by April 21, 2017 if you have not already.Come celebrate recovery with other trauma survivors, medical and hospital staff. There will be hors d’oeurves, beverages, door prizes and informational booths. Feel free to drop-in at any time during the event. Please RSVP by April 21, 2017 if you have not already. To find out more information please contact TSN at 865-305-9970. We hope to see you there! Learn more