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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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Patients & Visitors

Information about the amenities available to our patients and their visitors can be found here.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center News

  • New Year, New You

    Have you considered shedding pounds but have not had luck with diet and exercise alone? It may be time to consult a physician who specializes in bariatrics, or weight-loss medicine. Nearly six years ago, Dana Webber, RN, a certified bariatric nurse, was part of a team that started the bariatric program at Fort Sanders Regional […]

  • DAISY Award Winners: Felicia Bunch and Callie Wells

    Congratulations to two of our exceptional nurses from oncology for receiving DAISY awards! Callie Wells and Felicia Bunch were nominated for going above and beyond for one of their long-term patients. Their patient had been to Fort Sanders Regional multiple times for treatment, and the entire staff in the oncology department ensured the patient was […]

  • Absolutely No Waiting

    Sleep on it? Terrible idea for stroke treatment Angela Miller will be the first to tell you that she has a stubborn streak, a trait she credits to being raised by a Marine. So, when she was awakened by a paralyzing stroke on May 7, she did exactly what she should not do – she […]

  • FSRMC in 1920: The Way We Were

    It was Feb. 23, 1920 when Fort Sanders Hospital opened for public inspection the doors of its sparkling new 65-bed hospital. In doing so, it claimed the promise of a bright future even as it emerged from some of the greatest global disasters the world has known. The 1920’s was a decade fraught with contradictions, […]

  • DAISY Award Winner: Destinee Gideon

    Destinee Gideon, a Covenant Staffing Solutions (CSS) nurse working at Fort Sanders Regional, was awarded a DAISY award for her exceptional patient care. As a CSS nurse, Destinee is a part of Covenant’s internal float pool of nurses that travel to different facilities to assist with staffing. Destinee’s nominator, a family member of a patient, […]

  • Ending 2019 on a High Note at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

  • FLAME Award Winner—Matthew Morton

    Transporter Matthew Morton received the Fort Sanders Regional FLAME award in Dec. 2019. Matthew is truly living the Covenant Health Pledge of Excellence. Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Matthew!

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