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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.

Scam Alert:

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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Congrats to our three latest Speak Up! winners: Holly Marion, RN, from our orthopedic unit, Kelsey Trentham, RN, from our surgery unit and Rachel Vaughn from our pharmacy!
These ladies have all advocated for patients during their time at Fort Sanders Regional and Covenant Health of East Tennessee.
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September 24th, 2:30 pm  ·  

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We can't say it enough: Get your flu shot! #FightFluGetting an influenza vaccine this fall will be more important than ever, not only to reduce your family's risk from the flu but also to help conserve healthcare resources. Covenant Health, Blount Memorial Hospital, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Tennova Healthcare and UT Medical Center urge everyone ages 6 months or older to get a flu shot. Help keep our community safe from another respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. #FightFlu ... See MoreSee Less

September 24th, 12:58 pm  ·  

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Thanks to quick action by her family and fast treatment by the stroke team at Fort Sanders Regional, Brenda Gentry was able to return to music and ministry.
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September 24th, 9:30 am  ·  

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Congrats to our team on 7N for implementing the Rise & Shine program! The program encourages staff to get patients up and moving first thing in the morning. This helps patients recover quicker and prevents nursing home admissions. Thanks for taking excellent care of our patients! #FortSandersMovesMe ... See MoreSee Less

September 23rd, 2:00 pm  ·  

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among American men. Encourage your loved one to learn about warning signs and detection: #NationalProstateCancerAwarenessMonth ... 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

  • The Sound of Silence

    Brenda Gentry was able to return to music and ministry after fast treatment by the stroke team at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

  • What is Prostate Cancer?

    Talk to your doctor about your risk of developing prostate cancer, and learn about prostate cancer warning signs and detection.

  • New Biplane Technology Enhances Stroke Care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

    This fall, Fort Sanders Regional will install new biplane technology that will offer even more enhancements to assure that patients experiencing strokes, blockages or other vascular conditions in the brain receive life-saving treatment as quickly as possible.

  • What is Speech-Language Pathology?

    Four speech-language pathologists from Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center stress the importance of speech-language pathology for patients’ recovery.

  • Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Learn about some aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Consider challenges and rewards for yourself and the person you’re caring for.

  • The Right Place to Care for You

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has once again received recognition for providing quality care to patients experiencing stroke or heart events.

  • What is Sepsis and Why Should I Care?

    Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the United States, but less than 50 percent of the population knows about the disease. Learn about it here.

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