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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

  • Fighting for Her Life

    Fort Sanders Regional tackles complex cancer case Brenda Beason sat quietly in her home in New Tazewell, bracing herself for the day ahead. At her side was Dieter Kiser, the man she had fallen in love with after the death of her first husband. In a matter of hours they would find out the results […]

  • DAISY September Award Winner- Jeremy Curl

    Congratulations to our latest Daisy award winner, Jeremy Curl! Jeremy, a Med Surg ICU nurse, was nominated by members of a patient’s family for being genuine, kind, and providing the patient with emotional support during difficult times. Jeremy, thank you for the compassionate care you provide your patients and the impact you make on their […]

  • DAISY September Award Winner- Jason McLean

    Congratulations to our latest Daisy award winner, Jason McLean! Jason, a neuro ICU nurse, was nominated by a patient’s family member for going above and beyond during the patient’s stay. His nominator thanked him for making the patient “smile so big” during their stay and for being such a kind person. Jason, thank you for […]

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Earns Top Safety Grade

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Fort Sanders Regional’s achievements in patient safety.

  • Welcome Shelly Lewis, MD, FACOG

    We’re proud to welcome Dr. Shelly Lewis to our OB/GYN team! Dr. Lewis is board certified and will care for women at our Knoxville office locations.

  • Catching Cancer Early

    Woman has cancerous tumor removed at Fort Sanders Regional Amber Henry, 34, has struggled with gallbladder issues for years. Henry, her partner and their children live in Crossville where they enjoy playing outside and caring for their chickens. In 2020, Henry was hospitalized for a severe episode of pancreatitis, a condition that causes abdominal pain […]

  • A Patient Story: Carla Whaley

    Joys (And Challenges) of Motherhood One Woman’s Journey with Fort Sanders Women’s Services The day that Carla Whaley became a mother was one that she will never forget. It was a spring day in 2021, and she arrived to be induced at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She couldn’t wait to hold her first child […]

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