Physician working hard to keep community safe during pandemic

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — He has become our “go-to” for interviews about COVID-19.

You see Dr. Mark Rasnake with the University of Tennessee Medical Center lending his expertise as an infectious disease expert during some of our coronavirus coverage.

Like others on the front line, he’s putting in long hours making a difference.
Since this is National Hospital Week, we are featuring Dr. Rasnake as one of our heroes.

These days, you’ll find him hurrying down a hospital hallway, but not to see patients like he normally would. As an infectious disease specialist, he is now focusing exclusively on the coronavirus outbreak.

“I’ve been working with the leadership team here at the hospital to make sure we have the right protocols and the right equipment and the right testing, really the right resources to help our staff members safely care for coronavirus patients,” Dr.Rasnake told us.

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