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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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At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we helped welcome 3,055 babies into the world in 2020! Let us know if your baby was one of them in the comments below. 👶 If you're expecting, learn more about women's services at Fort Sanders Regional: www.fsregional.com/womens-services/ ... See MoreSee Less

February 26th, 3:30 pm  ·  

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February is #americanheartmonth, a great time to think about your heart health. See tips from Fort Sanders Regional to keep your heart healthy: www.fsregional.com/take-heart/ ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

February 25th, 1:39 pm  ·  

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From the end of the Spanish Influenza pandemic through the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Sanders Regional has remained strong and poised to care for our communities. On our 101st anniversary, we'd like to take some time to reflect on all of the healthcare workers who have made this institution so impactful through the years. We sincerely thank you for your service and for your commitment to excellence from 1920 to 2021.Read more about our 100-year legacy: www.fsregional.com/100th-anniversary/ ... See MoreSee Less

February 23rd, 1:43 pm  ·  

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Our new ICU is officially open and ready to care for our most critical patients. We're so excited to share this amazing new resource with the community we care for. Join us for a virtual tour of our new cardiovascular, medical-surgical and neuro ICUs. www.fsregional.com/critical-care ... See MoreSee Less

February 22nd, 1:27 pm  ·  

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Dr. Mike Ayres knows a thing or two about excellent heart care. This American Heart Month, take some time to see how Dr. Ayres went from orderly in 1975 to interventional cardiologist at Fort Sanders Regional: www.fsregional.com/changing-times-ongoing-excellence/ ... See MoreSee Less

February 22nd, 12:23 pm  ·  

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Our new critical care department is officially open! Jenna and Beverly are ready to greet our patients and their families! ... See MoreSee Less

February 20th, 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

  • Take Heart

    February is American Heart Month, a great time to think about your heart health. See tips from Fort Sanders Regional to keep your heart healthy.

  • Valentine’s Day: Colleen and Michael Hurst

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center! Read about Colleen and Michael Hurst, one couple who works together here.

  • A Smile to Lend While On the Mend

    After a heart attack, Kurt Alexander vowed to spread joy everywhere he goes, including during cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders Regional.

  • Couplet Care – A Team Approach

    Fort Sanders Regional labor and delivery nurses have launched a “couplet care” program to give every baby an even better bonding experience.

  • Brand New Baby, Brand New Year

    Every baby is special, but there can only be one first baby at a hospital at the start of the new year. This year, the first baby born at Fort Sanders Regional is Adel Lee Abbott, born at 1:51 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Stronger by the Day

    Sandra Savage couldn’t have predicted the whirlwind she experienced after contracting COVID-19. When her symptoms worsened, she sought care at Fort Sanders Regional.

  • Welcome Meredith Oruc, MD

    We’re proud to welcome OBGYN physician Dr. Meredith Oruc to our women’s healthcare team! Dr. Oruc will see patients at our Knoxville location. Learn more.

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