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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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Happy Friday! Today, Chaplain Randy Tingle is sharing more information about Covenant Health’s employee giving program. WeCare supports employees and patients in their time of need. Follow along on our page next week as we share real stories of people impacted by WeCare funds. To learn more about WeCare or find out how to give, you may contact Chaplain Tingle at (865) 331- 1235. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop by Classroom 4 this morning to see all of the creative baskets donated by our staff to benefit our WeCare program. It's your last chance to bid, or you can "Buy it Now" and make sure it goes home with you! Auction ends at 1pm today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy National Volunteer Month! Fort Sanders Regional is fortunate to have a family of volunteers who provide a smiling face, a caring ear and a heartfelt hug to thousands of patients and visitors. If you’d like to join this awesome group, learn how to apply to be a volunteer here: ... See MoreSee Less

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What happens during a stroke? A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. Check out how strokes affect brain function in this diagram. ... 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

  • Nothing to Sneeze At

    Allergies. Almost everyone has them. And almost everyone either tries to ignore them or manage them with over-the-counter drugs. But allergies aren’t just part of living in the Great Smoky Mountains. Those itchy, watery eyes and runny noses are telling us something about our health.

  • FS Regional Center of Excellence Offers Newest Minimally Invasive Treatments for Barrett’s Esophagus

    The Center of Excellence for Barrett’s Esophagus at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has played a prominent role in developing minimally invasive treatments for this potentially life-threatening disease.

  • Partial Knee Replacement Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

    The Rolling Stones’ lyrics were right – you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes “you just might find you get what you need.”

  • Saving Face

    Thanks to his speech pathologist at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Jim Dallery was diagnosed with a rare traumatic brain injury known as “face blindness.”

  • Patient Access Week – Macy Lawson and Lucie Archer

    Join us in recognizing the friendly faces in patient registration by celebrating Patient Access Week, March 31 – April 6, 2019.

  • February DAISY Award Winner – Sierra McAllister

    Sierra McAllister, a nurse in the emergency department, is the recipient of our February DAISY Award.

  • Is It a Heart Attack?

    If you experience any combination of the following symptoms, get immediate medical attention. Heart attack isn’t the only medical condition that can cause these symptoms, but it’s better to be safe than sorry:

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