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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.

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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Patients & Visitors

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

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center News

  • Welcome Jenny Stevens, FNP-BC

    Jenny Stevens, FNP-BC will care for neurology patients at our office at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

  • FLAME Award Winners- Tracy Bazen and Medley Johnson

    Congratulations to TWO physical therapists for being our recent FLAME award recipients! Tracy Bazen and Medley Johnson were both nominated by co-workers for exceptional patient care. Our first FLAME winner, Tracy, was treating a patient who really needed more time in the hospital, but the patient was very reluctant to stay. After having a heart-to-heart […]

  • Living Cancer-Free

    Expert Team + Advanced Technology = Positive Outcome for Lung Cancer Patient Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Catherine Widhalm, a recent “Tennessee transplant,” knew lung cancer ran in her family, and that she had a higher risk of developing it herself. After a nodule on her lung turned out to […]

  • April DAISY Winner- Ainsley Villafana

    Congratulations to our April DAISY Award winner Ainsley Villafana! Ainsley, a registered nurse in our med-surge ICU, was nominated by a patient for his heartfelt sincerity and visible love for his job. During an extended stay at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Ainsley’s nominator noted how he went above and beyond his duties to ensure […]

  • Giving Up Is Not an Option

    Fort Sanders Perinatal Center helps woman through high-risk pregnancies It had taken 11 months to get pregnant, and the last thing Sara Kirthlink wanted was a reason to worry about her long-awaited child. Kirthlink’s obstetrician had detected possible preeclampsia, a complication involving high blood pressure and risk to internal organs. There was also evidence that […]

  • FLAME Award Winners- Robin Wilson and Leigh Hoopes

    Congratulations to FLAME award winners Robin Wilson and Leigh Hoopes! Wilson and Hoopes, co-workers and MRI techs, were nominated by a patient for their compassion and understanding as the patient underwent an MRI.  Scans can understandably induce anxiety in some patients, and Wilson and Hoopes recognized this and encouraged the patient throughout their experience. Their […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Shannon Taylor

    Congratulations to our latest FLAME award winner, Shannon Taylor! Shannon, a registered dietician, was nominated by the medical-surgical ICU team for her kindness and work ethic. Her nominators said, “On multiple occasions, Shannon has helped pass out trays when the unit was short staffed and even helped feed patients who needed assistance. She has even […]

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