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Quality of Care, Quality of Life: Advancing Men's Health in East Tennessee The Tennova Men's Health Center of Excellence

We know a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be devastating to patients and their families. But we also know there are many options for men that can lead to great outcomes. That's why we've developed the Tennova Men's Health Center of Excellence and offer these services to patients and loved ones:

  • Dedicated staff focused on treating men's medical issues with quality, compassion and integrity
  • Patient-centered care using leading-edge medical treatments, technology and techniques
  • Physicians in constant pursuit of excellence with a commitment to improving outcomes
  • Multidisciplinary prostate cancer team: urologists, radiation oncologists and a patient advocate
  • Adherence to proven best practices and protocols of care
  • Patients and families empowered with information and knowledge about choices
  • A Nurse navigator who will advocate for patients and families

In this way, we are changing the way prostate cancer treatment is delivered in East Tennessee. Our belief is that every patient's case is unique. That's why physicians at the Tennova Men's Health Center of Excellence are experts in both new and traditional methods of urologic surgery, radiation and leading-edge robotic surgery. Our doctors also recognize the best management is not always surgery or radiation, but rather careful observation. We believe it's important to be well versed in all options to ensure patients receive the right treatment at the right time. It's our job to not only save lives, but to preserve the quality of life of every patient we treat.


Our Team of Physicians

At the Tennova Men’s Health Center of Excellence, our highly qualified team of urologists and radiation oncologists work together to provide compassionate, integrated prostate cancer care. View Our Team »

To help patients make the most informed and timely treatment decisions, Tennova Men’s Health Center of Excellence provides a dedicated full-time nurse who serves as a Nurse Navigator. Our Nurse Navigator is the first person to call. Dealing with all the new emotions and decisions surrounding your diagnosis can be overwhelming and she is available to help make the process a little easier. Nurse navigators are liaisons between you, your family and the physicians, hospital and other support services you might need.

Nurse navigators know your health and peace of mind are an important part of your treatment. They are patient educators and advocates, care coordinators, system navigators and have a goal of improving your cancer care experience. Research has shown that having a nurse navigator during treatment allows patients to better focus on healing -- and they feel empowered knowing that an advocate is on their side.

Your nurse navigator will:

  • Help you get connected with the right physicians
  • Help you make informed decisions about your care, serving as your educator, advocate and guide
  • Coordinate your appointments with medical team members and facilitate your communication with physicians
  • Facilitate your recovery and rehabilitation planning -- before, during and after treatment
  • Provide you and your family with support services -- including emotional support

Contact the Nurse Navigator at (865) 441-5286 or click here to learn more how our Nurse Navigator can help »


About Tennova Healthcare

Located in East Tennessee, Tennova Healthcare, formerly Mercy Health Partners, operates six acute-care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities across East Tennessee. More than 1,000 of the area’s leading physicians are on the active staff at Tennova facilities. One of East Tennessee’s largest employers, Tennova has more than 5,000 Associates dedicated to providing compassionate care using the latest medical technology. For more information visit www.tennova.com.


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