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Welcome to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Effective May 9, 2022: Updated Masking Guidelines

Masks are no longer required at our facility except under certain circumstances. Please note, visitors, patients, and healthcare workers may choose to wear a mask at any time, and patients may request that care team members who provide direct patient care wear masks. Read the updated policy.

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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Patients & Visitors

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

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center News

  • Regional Excellence

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Receives Stroke and Cardiac Recognition Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has once again received recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for providing quality care for patients experiencing stroke or heart events. The hospital received six quality achievement awards in 2022. Stroke Care According to the American […]

  • June DAISY Award Winner- Halley Gray

    Congratulations to June DAISY winner, Halley Gray! Halley, a neuro ICU nurse, was nominated by a co-worker for ensuring a patient she wasn’t assigned to still received the best care possible. The patient was having a hard time being in the hospital so Halley went above and beyond to make sure the patient felt supported. […]

  • June DAISY Award Winner- Rachel Ridenour

    Congratulations to another of our June DAISY winners, Rachel Ridenour! Rachel, a neuro-ICU nurse, was nominated by a patient’s family for compassionate care received during the patient’s final days. She was recognized for the kindness she gave during an extremely difficult time. Thank you Rachel for the exceptional care you provide our patients and their […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Carla Beth Burnette

    Congratulations to FLAME award winner Carla Beth Burnette! Carla Beth, a physical therapist, was nominated by a physician colleague, Dr. Paul Yau, for her cheerful spirit and supportive attitude. She is known to stay late helping patients as well as helping nurses when they are short staffed. Dr. Yau said, “She’s encouraging to patients and […]

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Welcomes Nine Medical Students for Clinical Rotations

    Nine local medical students will undergo training at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center beginning this month as part of a partnership between Covenant Health, Fort Sanders Regional’s parent company, and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is the first time that Fort Sanders Regional has been a rotation site for LMU-DCOM […]

  • Need a Gut Check?

    Fort Sanders Regional Offers New Technologies for Gastroenterology Services Excellent patient care is our pledge at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health has long offered the latest state-of-the art technology to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. To provide the best possible care for patients, the Center for Digestive […]

  • June DAISY Award Winner- Mazie Bivens

    Congratulations to another June DAISY winner, Mazie Bivens! Mazie, a NICU nurse, was nominated by a patient’s family member for the care received during their loved one’s final days. Her nominator said “She went out of her way to make sure we knew what was going on, comforting all of the family, answering our questions, […]

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