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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

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.

Services Quick Links

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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If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been symptom free for 28 days, please consider donating convalescent plasma to help others in our community. #weareallinthistogetherWe are in critical need of COVID Convalescent Plasma. Donors must undergo a pre-screening process.
Call 865-521-2682 for information.
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December 1st, 3:51 pm  ·  

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It's time to deck the halls with Reggie the Fort Sanders Regional The Elf on the Shelf! Reggie is making his way around the hospital, and his first stop was to buy some presents in our gift shop. Holiday gifts and Pomchie masks are now available for purchase. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's #GivingTuesday! Say "Thank you!" to a caregiver in your life today!We are proud partners of #GivingTuesday. Join us TODAY, Dec. 1, in this global day of giving and unity. Make a donation to say 'thank you' to a caregiver who made a difference to you this year. bit.ly/35YEvsC ... See MoreSee Less

December 1st, 10:46 am  ·  

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Ian Honcoop couldn't concentrate, and his eyesight was failing due to severe pain. Ian faced many serious health issues due to a rare genetic disorder, but he never lost his sense of humor.

Read Ian's story of recovery at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center: www.fsregional.com/badge-of-courage/
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November 27th, 10:13 am  ·  

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A very special thank you from our Covenant Health of East Tennessee CEO Jim VanderSteeg. ... See MoreSee Less

November 26th, 6:18 pm  ·  

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Timeline PhotosJoin us on December 1, 2020, to celebrate #GivingTuesday. This is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity — to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. Make a donation to show appreciation to a caregiver who made a difference to you this year. bit.ly/35YEvsC ... See MoreSee Less

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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

  • What are you thankful for?

    It’s hard to focus on life’s blessings during the pandemic, but some of Fort Sanders Regional’s staff wanted to share what they’re thankful for this year.

  • American Diabetes Month

    November is American Diabetes Month. Take some time to learn about this disease from Fort Sanders Regional dietitian Rachel Ignomirello.

  • Catching Lung Cancer Early

    Gregory Dorsett had just come in for a regular physical. The next thing he knew, he was receiving a low-dose CT scan that found his lung cancer early.

  • Lung Cancer: a Disease Seldom Caught Early

    Lung cancer is rarely caught early, but low-dose CT screening, available at Fort Sanders Regional, helps detect cancer early when treatment is possible.

  • COPD Awareness Month: Jeffrey Sheehy

    November is COPD awareness month, so we sat down with Jeffrey Sheehy, RN, from our complex medicine unit who has cared for patients with COPD to learn more.

  • Protect and Serve

    In honor of Veterans Day, we sat down with one of our many veteran employees, Officer James Burkett and his K-9 partner Bono, to learn more about them.

  • Go the Social Distance!

    The 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has gone virtual to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Racers can log miles throughout the week of Nov. 7.

Find more articles like this on the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center blog.