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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

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.

Beginning April 4, visitors and staff will be 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 appreciate your cooperation in protecting the health and safety of our patients and employees.

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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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Today we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives to protect us. #memorialday ... See MoreSee Less

May 25th, 12:11 pm  ·  

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Nurse Manager Chris Greenwood recently participated in this round table with Jim VanderSteeg, president and CEO of Covenant Health of East Tennessee, and others across the system on the important role of and every day. ... See MoreSee Less

May 22nd, 6:01 pm  ·  

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Winner winner, chicken...a BIG thank you to Zaxby's for donating 200 lunches to Fort Sanders Regional today! We were able to feed many of our hardworking team members from environmental services, facilities, pharmacy, radiology, quality/infection prevention, sterile processing, materials management and respiratory therapy. Our community continues to be so thoughtful and generous - THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

May 20th, 6:33 pm  ·  

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Fort Sanders Regional leads the region's only stroke network. As part of Covenant Health, we are not only a part of the only network of stroke hospitals in East Tennessee, but we are also where patients are transported when they need a higher level of care. Learn more about our stroke services here: ... 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

  • COVID-19 Update: Protecting You as We Move Forward

    As Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and all Covenant Health facilities resume elective surgeries and services, protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff is more important now than ever. We have implemented many protocols during the COVID-19 crisis that we will continue to follow. Read about them here.

  • Faces of the Fort: Connie Jenkins

    Happy National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week! From May 17-23, we honor the incredible work that EMS professionals do every day. One Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center employee, who used to work in EMS, is Connie Jenkins. Read about her here.

  • Covenant Health Participates in Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Patients

    Covenant Health hospitals have joined a nationwide effort to begin treating some COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma transfusions as part of a clinical trial. Convalescent plasma is donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and is being given experimentally to current COVID-19 patients who are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms. The “Expanded Access to […]

  • Advanced Care When Stroke Happens

    May is Stroke Month, a time to raise awareness about stroke, or “brain attack.” A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. This interruption kills brain cells in the immediate area and sets off a chain reaction that endangers a larger area of brain cells. When brain cells […]

  • Twin Babies, Two Hospitals, One Goal

    While expecting twins last year, London Hopkins, 26, and her husband, Michael, of Rogersville traveled to Knoxville more than 20 times to receive prenatal care at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

  • Count on Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Count on Covenant Health.

    Count on Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Count on Covenant Health.

  • Pandemic Panic

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the question, “How’s your family?” hasn’t been as easy to answer as it once was. While each of us faces challenges and hard times, it’s rare for the entire nation to experience negative stress all at once. Times like these can induce stress, anger, depression and anxiety at home. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center offers some insight and advice to help keep emotions and mental health intact.

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