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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.

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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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Have you considered if bariatric surgery is right for you? Join us for a free informational bariatric seminar on Thursday, June 27 to learn more about the procedure. For more information, visit: www.fsregional.com/bariatric-surgery/bariatric-seminars/ ... See MoreSee Less

June 20th, 9:30 am  ·  

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Congratulations, Drs. Roussis and Stephens on this well-deserved recognition!Congratulations to Dr. Perry Roussis and Dr. Gary Stephens for their 2019 recognition as a Maternal and Fetal Medicine Top Doc in Cityview Magazine’s Top Doc issue! Read all about it: bit.ly/2XgqnYl ... See MoreSee Less

June 19th, 3:19 pm  ·  

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Want to know how you can help your local hospitals? Help us show support for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule CMS-1716-P.

Why Is this Important?
● Under the current wage index, all 95 counties in Tennessee fall among the very lowest reimbursement rates in the U.S.

● The wage index has created a challenging environment that has negatively impacted the health care system in Tennessee.

● Tennessee has the second highest hospital closure rate in the United States.The fundamentally flawed wage index has played a key role in these closures. Without the relief that CMS has proposed, Tennessee hospitals will continue to suffer and more may be forced to close their doors to the many Tennesseans who need care.

● The lower reimbursement rate drives down medical salaries, lower salaries reflect as lower labor costs, and lower labor costs result in further reimbursement reductions because labor costs are a core part of the AWI formula. This formula has sharply driven down Tennessee’s reimbursement
rate over the last 15 years.

● CMS proposed rule CMS-1716-P offers a constructive way to address these wage index disparities for hospitals with a wage index value below the 25th percentile, including 50 of Tennessee’s 88 participating hospitals.

How to Show Support:
● Go to: bit.ly/2wS0Mpz
● Click on “Comment Now.”
● Type in: “I strongly support the CMS proposed rule CMS-1716-P and its proposed changes to the Medicare Area Wage Index
● Click "Continue"

Thank you for your support.
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June 19th, 9:15 am  ·  

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Good communication with our patients is essential, and we want to practice our standards and behaviors with our staff whenever possible. It's an investment that benefits all of us. Thanks to all those who came for training today and all those who gave of their time to help! #investinyourteam #RegionalExcellence ... See MoreSee Less

June 18th, 4:05 pm  ·  

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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

  • Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Apartment Grand Reopening

    Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center celebrated the grand reopening of its patient apartment last month, newly renovated through the generosity of Clayton Homes and the Fort Sanders Foundation.

  • May DAISY Award Winner – Derrick Laws

    Derrick Laws, administrative supervisor and registered nurse, is the recipient of the May DAISY Award.

  • Happy Father’s Day – Josh Coppenger

    Happy Father’s Day to all of our Fort Sanders Regional dads! Today, we are spotlighting FSR employee Josh Coppenger, a father of three who most recently welcomed a son, baby Jackson, at our hospital.

  • Nursing Assistant Week – Susan Rivera

    Today, we are featuring Susan Rivera, a certified nursing assistant on our medical surgical unit. Susan is proud to help take care of her patients at their time of need.

  • Older Shoulders

    The way Bob Robinson figured it shoulder surgery was his only option and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center was the best place to do it.

  • Sinus Surgery is Often Easier Than Expected

    Not all sinus issues require surgery, but Leonard W. Brown, MD, a Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center otolaryngologist, says that when surgery is required, it is not often as difficult as patients might anticipate.

  • Flashback Friday – Robert Roebuck

    Robert Roebuck is a familiar face around Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. Serving now as patient representative, he has worked at the hospital for 34 years.

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