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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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Welcome Dr. Bala!We're proud to welcome board certified medical oncologist Kamalesh K. Bala, MD, PhD to our cancer fighting team. Dr. Bala is currently accepting new patients at our downtown Knoxville location. Learn more about Dr. Bala here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Patricia Neal offers a variety of different support groups to bring people together following a serious injury or stroke. If you would like to join a support group, you can learn more here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about showering others with truffles and roses. It can be a great opportunity to do something special for yourself, so show yourself some love this year! After all, when you take good care of YOU, you’re better able to support the important people in your life. Read more:,29654 ... 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

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from Fort Sanders Regional

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, we are highlighting a few of our Fort Sanders Regional couples. These lovebirds share what it’s like to work alongside their spouse and a few tips for a happy and long-lasting love. Reba and Robert Laney What do each of you do at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center? Robert Laney: I […]

  • Camp Snore-No-More

    Reed Thomas said that later his friend gave him a study linking untreated sleep apnea to the possibility of early death. Convinced, he underwent a sleep study and was fitted with a C-PAP device.

  • National Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week – Mandy Marshall

    This week is National Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week and we are proud to recognize all of the members of our cardiac rehab team who keep our patients’ hearts strong and healthy.

  • Welcome Knoxville Neurology Specialists

    We are pleased to welcome the neurologists at Knoxville Neurology Specialists to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Covenant Health.

  • And Baby Makes 91

    Baby’s arrival becomes part of “to-do” list for new perinatologist and his wife

  • Fitting In

    When Kerrie Merz weighed 336 pounds, she dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the movie theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would squeeze myself into that chair – literally get into it and have my body overflowing out of […]

  • Need a Nap?

    Some people feel refreshed and reinvigorated after catching a nap in the middle of the day. Others feel sluggish and downright grouchy.

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