They're lifesavers for thousands of people across East Tennessee, and Tuesday they got some thank yous.
The American Heart Association awarded UT Medical Center with four separate awards for patient care. The doctors and nurses weren't the only groups to see thanks for their work.
"It's a team effort here and we take that to heart. There's a lot of people behind the scenes that you don't see when you come into the hospital that are helping you. And really at UT Medical Center, we do that on a daily basis," said Brian Wiseman, UT stroke neurologist.
This is the third year in a row the UT Medical Center made the prestigious honor roll. It includes a select group of the country's best hospitals.