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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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In December, we kicked off the #FSR100thAnniversary, and our President and Chief Administrative Officer Keith Althshuler shared what he wants you, our community, to know about us. ... See MoreSee Less

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We love celebrating Valentine's Day at Fort Sanders Regional. This centinnial year, we're looking back to 1968 when we featured some of our hospital's own husband-wife teams. #FSR100thAnniversary ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you have a loved one in the hospital this Valentine's Day? Send them a card to let them know you're thinking about them. Visit to send a card! ... See MoreSee Less

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Talk about looking back! Our nurses in the 1920s versus our nurses in 2020 #FSR100thAnniversary ... 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

  • Life after loss

    In her journey as a mother, Danielle Rouse had her heart broken. But in this season of love, her heart is full after the birth of a healthy baby girl at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

  • Changing Times; Ongoing Excellence

    If you ask Dr. Mike Ayres what’s changed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center since he came on board, he will give you a simple answer–everything.

  • Welcome Kathleen Ward, DO

    Covenant Health is proud to welcome Kathleen Ward, DO to the neurohospitalist team at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville.

  • Mystery Solved – and Resolved

    Donna Blake suffered unexplained blood pressure spikes and rapid heartbeat often followed by a pounding pain in the back of her head for five years before coming to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

  • 20 Years and Counting

    Kayla Durnil was the first Knoxville baby born in “the new millennium.” She was delivered at Fort Sanders Regional on Jan. 1, 2000, as reporters and cameras waited for her arrival.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center receives Tennessee’s ‘BEST for Babies’ award

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is among four Covenant Health hospitals that have earned 2019 “BEST for Babies” award, announced recently by Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health.

  • The First 25 Years: 1919-1944

    In the hospital’s first 25 years, Fort Sanders Hospital established the Fort Sanders School of Nursing and brought the first private ambulance to the area. Read more about that first quarter century and about other Fort Sanders firsts here.

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