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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Effective May 9, 2022: Updated Masking Guidelines

Masks are no longer required at our facility except under certain circumstances. Please note, visitors, patients, and healthcare workers may choose to wear a mask at any time, and patients may request that care team members who provide direct patient care wear masks. Read the updated policy.

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

As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

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, latest technologies, and leading-edge surgery techniques

The quality of care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission, a national accrediting agency for healthcare organizations, the U.S. Department of Health and other leading associations which measure hospital performance and outcomes.

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

Our focus is on you – our patients and customers. 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 we thank you for choosing Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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The cutting-edge programs offered at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center constantly adapt to meet the needs of our community and to align with technological advances in the medical field.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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Patients & Visitors

Information about the amenities available to our patients and their visitors can be found here.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center News

  • A Year of Excellence

    A look back on Fort Sanders Regional achievements in 2022 At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we take our pledge of excellence to heart. Every day, we put our patients first and provide high-quality care, which is affirmed through nationally recognized awards and accreditations. Thanks to our dedicated employees, we continued this tradition of excellence […]

  • FLAME Award Winners- Richard Baxter, Jacob Doster and Jessica Thomas

    Congratulations to FLAME award winners, Richard Baxter, Jacob Doster and Jessica Thomas! These three security officers were nominated by a coworker for going above and beyond during a busy night in the emergency department. While Jessica was patrolling the ER, she noticed that the nursing staff was having a challenging night and asked how she […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Wendy McGaha

    Congratulations to FLAME award winner, Wendy McGaha! Wendy, a PCA in neuro-ICU, was nominated by a patient’s family member who witnessed the compassionate care the patient received from Wendy. Her nominator said, “Wendy has gone above and beyond her duties to support her team of nurses and patients. Her attention to detail and how she […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Jimmy Harb

    Congratulations to FLAME award winner, Jimmy Harb! Jimmy, a valet attendant, was nominated by a coworker for his actions to take care of a patient. As he was leaving for lunch, Jimmy noticed a person waiting in the valet area was feeling ill. After speaking with the person, he grabbed crackers out of his lunch […]

  • Recognizing Fort Sanders Regional’s Finest

    Celebrating employees who went “above and beyond” in 2022 At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we believe all our employees demonstrate excellence in everything they do. They are compassionate caregivers who put our patients first and continue Fort Sanders Regional’s 100-year legacy of excellence in healthcare. Fort Sanders Regional recognizes its exceptional team members through […]

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Earns Tennessee’s First National Rectal Cancer Accreditation

    NAPRC accreditation is given for high standards of multidisciplinary patient care KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, a member of Covenant Health, has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. It is the first hospital in the state […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Lt. Jeff Hepler

    Congratulations to our latest Flame award winner, Lt. Jeff Hepler! Hepler, a security officer, was nominated by a patient’s daughter for going above and beyond when the patient misplaced personal items after transferring from Fort Sanders Regional to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. When the daughter contacted the security department, Hepler informed her that the items […]

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