Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula organizations have helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.
The area's leading mental healthcare providers came together in 1996 to provide cost-effective and high-quality care to children, adolescents and adults. This consolidation increased access to care, enhanced quality, and improved efficiency. A leader in the changing healthcare environment, Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.
Peninsula is more than just buildings. We are people with a strong commitment to caring, quality programs and service. Peninsula is dedicated to maintaining a high level of professionalism for employees by offering ongoing training and educational opportunities.
Our approach to effective treatment includes multi-disciplinary treatment teams. These teams - composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, activities therapists, certified substance abuse counselors, and other mental health professionals - develop treatment and discharge plans to meet the needs of our patients. Information sharing and interaction among all departments assure our treatment guidelines reflect each patient's individuality. By bringing clinical and medical resources together, we develop successful pathways to recovery for each patient.
In addition to inpatient and outpatient programs, Peninsula offers services to support successful recoveries by patients and their families. Aftercare services, crisis intervention, in-home treatment options, and supportive housing and employment programs help people maintain healthy lifestyles and improve their quality of life. Our goal is to help the individual achieve and maintain a higher level of functional independence at home, school, work, and leisure.
Because we are a community-owned, not-for-profit organization, Peninsula's primary concern is the well-being of our patients and our community.
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Peninsula Hospital is a 155-bed facility providing inpatient mental health and alcohol/drug crisis stabilization services for adults, adolescents and children.
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Peninsula Outpatient Centers are located in several East Tennessee Counties and offer a number of outpatient mental health and alcohol/drug programs.
Nagle named 10-Foot Award Winner
Valerie Nagle isn’t a nurse, but she does make people feel better.
That’s because Nagle, a health unit coordinator in the Ambulatory Staging Unit of Parkwest Medical Center, smiles.
A pair of veteran nurses – one a certified wound and ostomy care nurse and the other known for enhancing the intravenous skills of the nursing staff – recently took the top award at Parkwest Medical Center’s annual National Nurses Week reception to recognize nursing excellence.
New vice president announced at Peninsula, a division of Parkwest
Liz Clary, RN, has been promoted to the position of vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, a division of Parkwest.
Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood with as many as 18 million Americans estimated to have it.
Change of heart
He’d had rough nights before, the kind when Warren Wilson would wake up the next morning feeling drowsy, tired, achey or as if he’d been beaten in his sleep.
Rx for recovery: Pharmacist discusses medicines used to treat mental illness
Call them psychotropics, psychoactives or psychopharmaceuticals. Whatever you call these medications, Peninsula Pharmacist Cheryl Gray says they are merely one tool that aids in recovery from mental illness.
A deacon’s heart: TAVR gives Cumberland Gap man new life
Ray Rogers of Cumberland Gap had it all. “Multiple comorbidities” is what doctors called it. Cardiologist, Dr. Clint Doiron, sent the long-time Baptist deacon to Parkwest Medical Center where the doctor hoped his patient could qualify for a much-needed life-saving procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (or TAVR).
Buscetta Award winner followed dream into nursing
Liz Clary, director of patient care services at Peninsula Hospital, was recently presented Covenant Health’s 2013 Buscetta Award, given to outstanding managers who personify leadership excellence.
Quigley joins psychiatric staff
Dr. Kimberly Quigley has joined the psychiatric staff of Parkwest.
A course, a run, a race, a finish like no other
A first-class running event, challenging course, magnificent scenery, top-notch sports medicine, friendly fans and thrilling finish are just a few of the many reasons why the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon
stands out from the crowd