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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.

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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Patients & Visitors

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

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center News

  • FLAME Award Winner- Pat Ragland

    Congratulations to our latest FLAME award winner, Pat Ragland! Pat, a social worker in case management, was nominated by a co-worker for going above and beyond for a patient. After learning the patient had left their cane at the hospital, she made arrangements to meet the patient after work and return the cane. Her nominator […]

  • FLAME Award Winner- Tina Sturgill

    Congratulations to our latest FLAME award winner, Tina Sturgill! Tina, a department assistant in case management, was nominated by a co-worker for going above and beyond. After learning a recently transferred patient had left their personal belongings at the previous hospital, Tina drove to the facility and retrieved the patient’s belongings. The patient was very […]

  • Removing the Threat of Thyroid Cancer

    Fellowship-trained surgical oncologist treats thyroid cancer at Fort Sanders Regional After a career in the United States Air Force, Jesus Navarro has developed a can-do and will-do attitude. If something needs to be taken care of, he gets the job done. So it’s no surprise he was stoic when he received a diagnosis of thyroid […]

  • I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed

    Knoxville Woman Receives Prompt Stroke Treatment at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Imagine you are eating lunch with coworkers on an average day when suddenly, you begin involuntarily slurring your words. That’s what happened to information technology professional Missy Wayland. She felt fine in one moment and in the next, was having a stroke. Thanks […]

  • July DAISY Award Winner- Holly Marion

    Congratulations to July DAISY winner Holly Marion! This is the second DAISY award for Holly. This time, she was nominated by a patient’s family member for going above and beyond to ensure her patient received the best care possible. Her nominator said, “She was pleasant, personable, caring, compassionate, and very professional. She loves her job […]

  • July DAISY Award Winner- Maleah Hipsher

    Congratulations to our July DAISY winner, Maleah Hipsher! This is her second time receiving a DAISY award. Maleah, a women’s services nurse, was nominated by a patient for the compassionate care they were given while experiencing a difficult delivery. Her nominator said, “She was there emotionally just as much as medically. She was very attentive […]

  • July DAISY Award Winner- Elisabeth Torrente

    Congratulations to DAISY winner, Elisabeth Torrente! Elisabeth, the educator for our women’s service department, was nominated by a patient who had been in her care more than once. Past experiences had caused Kecia Ross, her nominator, to be nervous about childbirth, and she says the compassionate care Elisabeth provides is unmatched. “Each time that I […]

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