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Fighting Fear: Practical Advice for Dealing with the Emotions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 13, 2020

If hard times, challenges and change are a normal part of life, why are so many of us struggling with fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic? John Kupfner, MD, a psychiatrist with Peninsula Behavioral Health, says it’s rare for everyone across the nation to be experiencing negative change at the same time. To make […]


A Promise for Tomorrow

Posted on January 30, 2019

A Promise for Tomorrow: A Knoxville woman regains her life, and her love of art, after working with mental healthcare professionals at Peninsula.


Goins Honored with Award

Posted on December 18, 2018

Employee honored with award


Honoring our Veterans

Posted on November 7, 2018

This week’s Health & Lifestyles honors some of the veterans at Parkwest and Peninsula who are part of our teams.


Dr. Kupfner WBIR Feature: PTSD

Posted on July 6, 2018

Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, is interviewed by WBIR’s John Becker about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and available treatments. PTSD develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.


Dr. Kupfner WATE Feature: Video Game Addiction

Posted on June 27, 2018

Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, is interviewed by WATE about video game addiction, after the World Health Organization announces “gaming disorder.”


Dr. Kupfner WVLT Feature: Suicide Prevention

Posted on June 27, 2018

In the wake of two celebrity suicides, Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, was interviewed by WVLT about suicide prevention.


Graduation Day for Nurse Residents

Posted on June 21, 2018

Today Parkwest celebrated by graduating its largest cohort of nurse residents to complete the Covenant Health’s Nurse Residency Program.  Peninsula also celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of nurse residents. The 12-month structured program used classroom learning seminars, case studies, small group discussion, precepted clinical practice, and evidence-based practice projects to train the newly-graduated […]