Pat Summitt Clinic opens at Knoxville’s UT Medical Center


WELCOME BACK TO ABC TRI CITIES.. SHE WAS THE GREATEST COACH OF ALL TIME.. BUT NOW HER LEGACY IS LIVING ON, OFF THE BASKETBALL COURT. THE PAT SUMMITT CLINIC IS OPEN AND HER FAMILY ATTENDED TO SEE ONE OF HER DREAMS BECOME REALITY. AS THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE GROWS IN THE UNITED STATES, THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER OPENED THE PAT SUMMITT CLINIC, TO EXPAND ITS TREATMENT CAPABILITIES, RESEARCH INITIATIVES AND FAMILY SUPPORT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND OTHER TYPES OF DEMENTIA. THE CLINIC FULFILLS THE WISHES OF THE LATE PAT SUMMITT, THE LEGENDARY LONGTIME COACH OF THE TENNESSEE LADY VOLS BASKETBALL TEAM, WHO RAISED NATIONAL AWARENESS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH THE DISEASE IN 2011. SUMMITT PASSED AWAY FIVE YEARS LATER. “THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PAT SUMMITT CLINIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER ALLOWS US TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE OUR RESEARCH, CLINICAL TRIALS, TREATMENT, EDUCATION, FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND OTHER CRITICAL ELEMENTS RELATIVE TO THE GROWING NEED FOR ALZHEIMER’S RELATED SERVICES THROUGHOUT OUR REGION AND BEYOND,” SAID JOE LANDSMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER. “IT’S FITTING THAT THE CLINIC HONORS THE UNPARALLELED DRIVE, DETERMINATION AND COMMITMENT THAT COACH PAT SUMMITT DEMONSTRATED, AND TAUGHT SO MANY OF US,

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