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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

  • FLAME Award Winner- Jerry Harris

    Congratulations to Jerry Harris, a team member in environmental services, for recently winning the FLAME Award! Jerry was nominated by two emergency department staff members who appreciate his friendly smile and willingness to always help others. One nominator said, “He doesn’t walk past any patients needing help without asking if he can do anything. He […]

  • Holly Frederick and Steven Mesaeh Receive Top Honors

    Two Fort Sanders Regional registered nurses received special recognition with the hospital’s top nursing awards honoring their excellence in clinical care. Holly Frederick, RN, was named the 2022 Peggy Mayer Gilbertson Award Recipient. The award provides funds for continuing education and has been given since 1989 in memory of the wife of Bob Gilbertson, MD, […]

  • Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

    Fort Sanders Regional stroke patient receives innovative treatment that restores quality of life Strength and determination are hallmarks of Elaine Lenhart’s character, but those traits were almost her downfall when she experienced a stroke in February 2022. Back to her busy life after treatment at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, she shares her story in […]

  • February DAISY Winner- Natalie Feliciano

    Welcoming a new baby is a joyful time. However, if complications arise after birth for the mother or baby, it can quickly become worrisome. Our February DAISY winner is Natalie Feliciano, a newborn nursery nurse, who made sure a family’s trying time was as tolerable as possible during the experience.  Her co-worker, who nominated Natalie […]

  • Three is Company

    Laughter and Lunch Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is more than a hospital for some people. It’s the foundation for lasting friendships. Such is the case for Carol Bell, Janet Campbell and Rebecca Valentine. The three women have volunteered together for more than fifteen years. They start each Wednesday by volunteering in the gift shop […]

  • Diverting from Diverticulitis

    Robotic-Assisted Surgery Gives Local Woman Reprieve from Abdominal Pain Judy Caldwell moved to East Tennessee after becoming enchanted with the Smoky Mountains. She enjoys tending the flowers on the property she recently purchased, playing music and buying and selling antiques. Most of all, she enjoys being surrounded by her friends and family in the place […]

  • January DAISY Award Winner- Jessica Acuff

    A hospital stay can be scary. A hospital stay without the company of a loved one can be scarier. Our January DAISY award winner, Jessica Acuff, a nurse on 7N, realized this and went above and beyond trying to contact her patient’s family that was not in the area, spending countless hours attempting to track […]

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