Tenova Touts Newport Medical Center Impact On Cocke County
The Newport Medical Center was a busy place in 2022. Tennova Healthcare, who operates Newport Medical Center says that the hospital had more than 80,000 patient encounters last year. That includes more than 22,600 emergency department visits, more than 2,300 inpatient admissions and more than 3,200 surgeries. Over 52,000 patients received care from across the region including at the new multi-specialty clinic within the Newport Medical Center. There were also 190 babies delivered at the birthing center.
Newport Medical Center also gives back to the broader Cocke County areas by providing over $33.6 million in charity and uncompensated care for the community’s most vulnerable. And the payment of $2.3 million in property, sales and GRT taxes helps support civic resources and services.
Support for local charitable and community organizations includes financial contributions to Empower Cocke County and the Boys & Girls Club and the hospital actively participates in community education experiences such as the local Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The hospital’s payroll of more than $22.3 million ripples across the local economy as employees buy goods and services. Last year the hospital added enhanced benefits to help team members achieve their personal and professional goals, including assistance with student loan repayments, reimbursement of licensure and certification expenses, as well as tuition reimbursement.