Annual Reports & Facts
80+ Years Healing Children in East Tennessee
For more than 80 years, Children's Hospital has been the primary provider
of pediatric care in East Tennessee. Throughout our history, Children's
Hospital has been the first in the region to offer a number of unique,
specialized services to meet the special needs of infants, children and
teens. This emphasis on children is what makes Children's Hospital
unique among medical centers.
Facts About Our Hospital
Children's Hospital has served the children and teens in Knoxville
and East Tennessee since 1937.
- Children's Hospital is home to nearly 2,000 full and part-time staff
supporting hospital operations. We are East Tennessee's 18th largest employer.
- Children's Hospital has 152 licensed inpatient beds; 60 level III neonatal
intensive care, 13 support pediatric intensive care and 79 beds support
a variety of medical/surgical conditions.
- TennCare is our most significant insurance program, representing 65 percent
of our funding annually.
- We have partnered with Knox County's adult facilities to provide expert
on-site neonatal nurses supporting newborn deliveries and has provided
both physician and nursing support for the University of Tennessee Medical
Center's Level I Trauma Center.
- We work closely with all hospitals in our region to ensure they are prepared
to care for children by providing education and, when appropriate, pediatric supplies.
- Children's Hospital has neonatal and pediatric transport programs available
24 hours a day to work with hospitals confronted with children whose needs
exceed their capability or expertise.
- Our hospital has led statewide efforts to improve the quality of care by
reducing system-wide central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
and is currently leading a consortium of hospitals through the Tennessee
Initiative for Perinatal Care (TIPQC) to improve care to babies born dependent
on drugs (a condition called NAS, or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome).
- Children's Hospital has one of the largest cochlear ear implant programs.
- Children's Hospital has been approved as a cleft palate team by the
Commission on Approval of Teams.
- Children's Hospital is accredited as a cystic fibrosis care center
by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
- Children's Hospital is accredited as the only sleep medicine center
dedicated to pediatrics in East Tennessee.
- Children’s Hospital has received accreditation with commendation
from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
- Children's Hospital was awarded the 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association's
Outstanding Employer Award.
- East Tennessee Children's Hospital has been named one of the country's
top hospitals by the Leapfrog Group.