Letter from the CEO
Over the past ten years as president of East Tennessee Children’s
Hospital, I’ve walked its hallways countless times. In the dozens
of miles that I’ve clocked throughout the building, I’ve met
families and visited with staff. I’ve sat through meetings and eaten
in the cafeteria. I’ve built memories and relationships that will
last a lifetime. In short, I’ve built a home here. And I’m
honored to share my home with you.
For fiscal year 2017-2018, our organization stretched its commitment to
patient care in exciting ways. We introduced new programs, elevated skilled
professionals and extended access to outlying communities. In short, we
worked hard to ensure that Children’s Hospital is more than just
a collection of buildings in Knoxville. It’s a network of caregivers
throughout East Tennessee who are dedicated to treating every patient
I’m proud that my family includes Audrey, who was battling cancer
before I ever joined this family. I’m continually amazed by the
joy and warmth that Eli and his family bring into our home. Just walking
through the lobby with him and his service dog brings a smile to strangers’
faces. It reminds me that children need to laugh to heal. And my family
works extra hard to make this organization a place where families can
do both. Whether you’re here for a few hours or return year after
year, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is more than a hospital.
It’s a place to heal, to grow, and to invest in the future.
Keith Goodwin, President and CEO