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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Before You Visit:

We are limiting visitors to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. Read our visitation policy.

Visitors and staff are required to wear masks at all Covenant Health facilities and medical practices. To help conserve our supply of masks, we encourage you to bring a mask from home to wear. We also appreciate your donations of cloth masks. Thank you for  your cooperation in protecting the health and safety of our patients and employees.

In our ongoing efforts to ensure we are providing excellent care, we ask that all patients bring all home medications, including inhalers and spacers, with them when coming to our emergency departments or when being admitted to any of our hospitals.

Thank You for Your Support:

Thank you to so many in our community who have graciously donated cloth masks, PPE, and food for our Covenant Health family. Visit our Gratitude Page.

Learn how your donation can support your local Covenant Health facility.

We appreciate Knox County Mayor Glen Jacobs recognizing our efforts in our fight against COVID-19. Read his letter to our CEO and employees.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is alerting the public about coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud schemes that target people on Medicare. Read more about this scam and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones on Medicare.

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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Anna Cintron had so much nerve pain that she considered quitting her job at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center until she got the help she needed at Covenant Health Therapy Center Downtown. Read more: www.fsregional.com/i-got-my-life-back/ Covenant Health of East Tennessee ... See MoreSee Less

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Interested in learning more about bariatric weight loss surgery? We invite you to attend one of our free informational bariatric seminars on Thursday, Aug. 13. For more information on our seminars and to register, visit www.fsregional.com/bariatric-surgery/bariatric-seminars/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosIt’s easy to find us at the @thekcac (Civic Coliseum and Auditorium) this week! There is plenty of parking and plenty of space to donate. Call us at 524-3074 to make your appointment. #donatebloodsavelives #thefightisinus #convalescentplasma #knoxrocks #865life ... See MoreSee Less

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Hear from Grant Clark, MD, Thompson Cancer Survival Center's medical director of radiation oncology about the importance of skin cancer prevention here: www.fsregional.com/avoid-skin-cancer/ #SummerSunSafetyMonth ... See MoreSee Less

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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

  • “I Got My Life Back”

    Anna Cintron was in so much pain that she was thinking about quitting her job at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center until she got the help she needed at Covenant Health Therapy Center Downtown.

  • Lather Up and Cover Up To Avoid Skin Cancer

    Grant Clark, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s downtown clinic, provides advice on avoiding skin cancer.

  • From a Wheelchair to Taking the Wheel

    Ralph West was just cutting down a tree when a limb hit his head. As the tree came crashing down…and so did he. Read about his road to recovery here.

  • What is Hepatitis?

    Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that leads to liver cell damage. Hepatitis is caused by a variety of things including autoimmune disorders, viruses, drugs and alcohol. Learn about three of the five main types of viral hepatitis.

  • “I Feel Like I’ve Gotten My Life Back”

    Jenny Jones was at the heaviest weight of her life, and she knew she needed a lifestyle change. With the Fort Sanders Weight Management and Nutrition Center, she lost 75 pounds.

  • Don’t Skip Your Mammogram

    Screening mammograms are extremely important for breast health. At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we provide mammography services through the Fort Sanders Breast Center. Learn more about screening mammograms here.

  • What is the UV Index?

    Did you know there’s a way to know how just how cautious you need to be in the sun’s rays? Learn about the National Weather Service’s UV Index.

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