Healthcare

No matter the illness or injury, residents of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region have access to advanced healthcare. Resources include a research hospital, trauma center, children's hospital and cancer center all nationally recognized for their capabilities. In addition, medical research is underway at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Award-winning facilities include:

With a population of over a half-million, the region employs more than 60,000 in the healthcare industry with a diversity of skills that support every aspect of healthcare. This includes 292 doctors per capita, 54 dentists per capita and over 3,100 staffed beds.

At costs 9.5% below the national average, 16 award winning regional medical centers provide the region with world-renowned specialties and services and a reputation for quality health care. Knoxville recently placed 20th in the "Top Cities for Hospital Care" by Health Grades Inc.