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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

  • Life-Changer Times Two

    Surgeon says couples see great results with help from Fort Sanders Bariatrics Center Teaming up for weight loss is a great way to reach healthy goals. Just ask Fort Sanders Regional bariatric surgeon Mark Colquitt, MD, who has witnessed the power of pairs. “I enjoy taking care of couples because they do so well together,” […]

  • Harriman Veteran Receives Curative Cancer Treatment at Covenant Health

    Determined. Motivated. Resolved. When Harriman resident Rich Robertson was diagnosed with early-stage rectal cancer, he knew he would do whatever it took to tackle it. Through two years of radiation, chemotherapy treatments and an intensive surgery that involved removing the cancerous tumor, he kept his sight on his goal: being cancer-free. Robertson has always been […]

  • Celebrate American Heart Month

    February is American Heart Month, a great time to think about how you are caring for your heart. The heart is a muscle, and movement strengthens the heart the same way exercise strengthens muscles in other parts of your body. A strong heart does a better job of pumping blood through the body, and that […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Jeremy Shore

    It takes a village and we’re proud Jeremy Shore is a part of ours! Jeremy, a health unit coordinator, was nominated by a co-worker for the outstanding care he provided to both patient and staff. Upon noticing a co-worker from another department needed help getting a patient from wheelchair to car, he decided to pitch […]

  • Covenant Health, Encompass Health host grand opening celebrations for two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Knoxville

    The joint venture includes a new 51-bed freestanding rehabilitation hospital and renovation of the downtown Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center location.

  • Tips for a Heart Healthy Diet

    Here are a few lifestyle changes to benefit your heart health and avoid issues like heart disease.

  • Always There

    Fort Sanders Perinatal Center sees patients through devastating loss and incredible joy There’s nothing particularly special about the way Michelle Irons and her family spend their time together. “We cheer on the Vols, we love pizza and we often visit the zoo,” says the Clinton mom. “We’re blessed and thankful.” What’s special to Irons is […]

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