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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center where you will find award-winning, accredited care for a host of medical specialties. We are located in Knoxville, Tennessee at the foot of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Fort Sanders is the region’s technology leader, offering robotic-assisted surgery, bi-plane angiography and a variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to minimize complications and recovery time. 

Top people and advanced capabilities for specialized treatment

  • More than 600 top physicians in 45 specialties and over 1,000 outstanding nurses, technologists, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and others
  • The most advanced diagnostics, leading-edge surgery and the latest technology
The quality of care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the Joint Commission that inspects hospitals, the U.S. Department of Health and leading independent standards associations.

Fort Sanders Regional is proud of our performance on a variety of quality indicators.

Our focus is on you – our patient and customer. We strive to make your visit to Fort Sanders an excellent experience for both you and your family members. We know you have a choice and thank you for choosing Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916


Click here to read the 2013 Knox County Community Health Needs Assessment.

How a Second Opinion Changed Everything
Elizabeth Chaubin of Gibbs, 75, always takes a coconut cake to church meals. “Well I don’t want to brag, but everybody wants me to make my coconut cake,” she said. “I do like to cook.” Chaubin had plenty of experience cooking when she was the dietary supervisor at a nursing home in Knoxville for years. But since retirement, the kitchen and any kind of work had become a challenge. Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Kelly Miles, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has recently joined Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Miles will serve on Fort Sanders Regional’s senior leadership team assisting in the implementation of safety initiatives, staffing strategies and strategic plans. She will work closely with physicians and nursing staff to ensure continuation of the hospital’s patient-centered approach to care. Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Attains Highest Recognition for Efforts to Improve Elderly Care
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has achieved "Exemplar" status for its NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65-years-and-older. The "Exemplar" status recognizes Fort Sanders Regional’s ongoing dedication to geriatric care and progressive implementation and quality of system-wide interventions and initiatives that demonstrate organizational commitment to the care of older adults. Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. Read More

Statement Concerning NECC injections and Covenant Health
Covenant Health hospitals and Covenant Health owned affiliated organizations have not purchased any injectable medications from New England Compounding Center (NECC), the company under investigation for providing medication traced to outbreaks of fungal meningitis in steroid injections. For updated information about the FDA/CDC investigations, please visit or If you have any concerns about symptoms of meningitis or steroid injections, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. Read More

Fort Sanders Introduces First "Tele-Stroke" Robot
Fort Sanders new “tele-stroke” robot is helping doctors to diagnose stroke earlier--when treatment is more effective--and in patients who can be miles away from the hospital. Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Continues Innovations in Robotically-Assisted Surgery
Since first introducing the technology in East Tennessee in 2004, surgeons at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center continue to pioneer new techniques and uses for robotibally-assisted surgery. Read More

Fort Sanders Regional Hosts Live Robotic Surgery Telecast
Hundreds of surgeons and Obstetricians and Gynecologists from around the globe recently witnessed a live robotically-assisted surgery for endometriosis, telecast from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Read More

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Fort Sanders Named Joint Commission Top Performer

The Joint Commission has named Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. Fort Sanders is recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical patients.

Fort Sanders is among the hospitals earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on the total of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year and is the second straight year Fort Sanders has garnered the status.