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.

ACT-IVATED

Karl Dean appearing at ACT-ET forum 10/7/18

An alliance of East Tennessee social activists debuts with a candidate forum featuring a roster of Democrats. (Republicans were invited.)