Who We Are
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is certified by the State of Tennessee
as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC). As the only free
standing pediatric hospital in Tennessee, we provide comprehensive specialized
pediatric medical and surgical care to all acutely ill and injured children
across 16 counties and three states.
Our continued dedication to patient safety extends beyond excellent family-centered
care. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital also serves as an educator
and center of innovation for pediatric care in Tennessee.
As a CRPC, we meet state guidelines for the highest level of pediatric
care. We share this knowledge and expertise with hospitals and emergency
agencies in our service area. Our CRPC outreach coordinator and injury
prevention specialists provide on-site education in areas such as pediatric
advance life support (PALS) techniques, line insertion, trauma care, injury
prevention and more.
Not only do we serve the health care needs of children and families, we
also advocate for health care improvement on their behalf.
Outpatient Visits by State and County
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital serves patients across three states
and 16 counties.
Nearly 49% of patient visits came from Knox County, but for this community
health needs assessment, we will also include the following counties:
Knox, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Anderson, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne,
Morgan, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Cocke, Monroe, Roane, and Loudon.
Gross revenue for 2017-2018:
Cost to operate Children’s Hospital
- Per day: $460,481
- Per year: $168,075,564
Patient Demographic Data
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital serves children and young adults,
newborn to age 21. During fiscal year 2018, East Tennessee Children’s
Hospital served 82,437 children and young adults. The age group most frequently
served was newborn to 3 years old (44.8%).
The large majority of children served by East Tennessee Children’s
Hospital during the 2018 fiscal year identified as “white”
(73.8%). When compared to the greater service area population, Children’s
Hospital’s non-white patients were overrepresented.
The percentage of children living in poverty in Knox County and surrounding
counties is similar or lower than Tennessee. However, the rate of childhood
poverty for 9 of the remaining 11 counties in the service area exceeds
the rate in Tennessee.
See Appendix F for more patient demographic stats.
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