KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Medical Center is expanding its health care services by opening UT Medical Center at Northshore Town Center in West Knoxville.,The new facility is located at 1975 Town Center Boulevard near the Target in Northshore Town Center.,It will offer numerous diagnostic services, such as 3D mammography, computerized tomography (CT), X-ray, bone density scanning, pulmonary function testing, and echo and vascular ultrasound imaging.,The medical center will continue to provide primary care, OB/GYN, physical therapy, and urgent care services at that location.

District 3 board member Mike Jones, an investigator with the Virginia State Police, said he assumes a certain level of risk with his job each day.,“Last week, when we walked out of this meeting, I felt like I’d been hit with a two-by-four.”,He said in the past week, he’s had multiple conversations with teachers and parents, adding, “We need to appreciate and understand the balanced hand of leadership.”,District 2 representative and board chair Sherrie Page said she couldn’t eat nor sleep for days after last week’s meeting and that the decision to pause the winter sports season, “ripped me to the core.”,However, she said the superintendent’s job is to consider data and, with the guidance of the health district, suggested if the board didn’t heed that recommendation it would be “irresponsible.”