‘It’s About Dignity’

Erica Lyon, James Womack and Monica Turner review a file at the Free Medical Clinic

With new leadership and support from UT Medical Center, the Free Medical Clinic continues its mission of serving uninsured workers.

Feeling the Squeeze

Dennis Freeman of Cherokee Health

Despite a budget cut, Cherokee Health Systems isn’t turning anyone away from Knox County’s indigent care program. But its costs are mounting.

Literally Toxic

Family stress

A UT researcher’s work shows that difficult family relationships are a predictor of poor health.

Issues by the Numbers

Using newly released Census data, a Sycamore Institute study focuses on income, poverty, education and health coverage in Tennessee.

The Deepest Cut

Providers say a proposed reduction in the Health Department’s indigent care program will hurt their efforts to serve the poorest residents of Knox County.

Emerald in the Rough

Providers plan to open a health clinic at the Emerald Youth Foundation ministry complex under construction in Lonsdale.

Rethinking Rural Healthcare

A UT healthcare policy expert says expanding Medicaid is needed but wouldn’t be enough on its own to prevent rural hospital closures.

Priority Care

AMR ambulance

To get more wheels on the road, Knox County allows its ambulance contractor to answer less urgent calls with basic-level service.

Godspeed, Sisters of Mercy

The Catholic order that founded and ran St. Mary’s Hospital for most of its history is leaving the city with the closure of Physicians Regional Medical Center.