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About East Tennessee Children's Hospital

At East Tennessee Children's Hospital, we are leading the way to healthy children through exceptional, comprehensive family-centered care, wellness and education. Our 152-bed hospital is certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center that has served children since 1937.


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How To Find Us

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is located at 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Click here for an interactive map to our hospital from your location, driving directions and parking information.

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It's About Children Magazine

This quarterly magazine spotlights the lifesaving work done at Children's Hospital and the latest advances in medical technology, treatment and research.

Serving East Tennessee since 1937

Our Story

Since the 1930's, East Tennessee Children's Hospital has served the people of Knoxville. Children's Hospital was the first hospital in East Tennessee to be certified by the state as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.

Children's Hospital Ambassadors

Patient Stories

These inspirational patients and former patients of East Tennessee Children's Hospital have decided to give back through volunteering and serving as spokespeople for our hospital.

We get kids.

Facts About Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital's specialized services focus on the unique needs of infants, children and teens. With more than 100 pediatric physicians from nearly 30 sub-specialties, families seldom need to travel outside of East Tennessee to receive specialized care for their children.

One of the top pediatric hospitals for safety in the U.S.

Safety and Quality Standards

We are committed to providing a safe environment for your child, and that is why Children's Hospital has been named one of the top pediatric hospitals for safety and quality standards in the United States.

Programs, classes and injury prevention tips

Community Outreach Programs

Children's Hospital is involved in community projects throughout the 16-county service area to provide services, support and education beyond what Children's Hospital offers within its walls.

You can count on Children's Hospital for more than just top-quality health care.

Community Health Needs Assessment

You can read more about Children's Hospital plan to address the health needs of our community in the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Focus on the Future

Strategic Planning

Our hospital has been a leader since it was founded, and our strategic plan will help us achieve our goals and shape our future for years to come.

"Because Children are Special...

...they deserve the best possible health care given in a positive, family-centered atmosphere of friendliness, cooperation, and support - regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay."


...their medical needs are closely related to their emotional and informational needs; therefore, the total child must be considered in treating any illness or injury."


...their health care requires family involvement, special understanding, special equipment, and specially trained personnel who recognize that children are not miniature adults."


...their health care can best be provided by a facility with a well-trained medical and hospital staff whose only interests and concerns are with the total health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents."


Our Core Values:
  • Exceptional Family-Centered Care
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Child and Family Partnership
  • Stewardship
  • Physician Partnership
  • Service Excellence
  • Highly Skilled and Dedicated Staff

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