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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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After undergoing surgery today for an untreated case of Christmasitis, Reggie the elf visited his friends in the post-anesthesia care unit. He’s feeling much better now thanks to their excellent care. Learn more about our surgical specialties here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Twas 11 days before Christmas, when all through the hospital, all the creatures were stirring to feast on their holiday meal. The staff were lined up in the cafeteria with care, with hopes that the mac and cheese would soon be there. The turkey was juicy and the pecan pie so sweet, all of the staff were delighted and happy to eat! ... See MoreSee Less

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Look who we found hard at work! Shout-out to all our housekeepers who keep our hospital looking spick-and-span. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Fort Sanders Regional nurse managers Martina Holland and Kelly Smith, recipients of The Silver Lamp Award! Presented by The Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee, the award provides scholarship funds toward continuing education. We're all very proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Reggie is ready to suit up and join the construction team! Have you read about our exciting expansion project? Big things are in the works at Fort Sanders Regional. Read more: ... 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

  • Covenant Health plans $115 million expansion at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to address community need

    To meet immediate and long-term health care needs in the community, Covenant Health today announced plans for a $115 million expansion and modernization of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center that includes new critical care and intermediate care beds and emergency department rooms.

  • Continuum of Care

    Rodhouse benefitted from an incredible continuum of care, and in the space of a few hours transitioned from being a stroke patient to a heart patient, all at the same hospital.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Named to National List of  100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has again been named to a national list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, marking the third consecutive year the hospital has been included on the list.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Begins Expansion to Meet Growing Community Need

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Covenant Health administrators launched a $115 million building project today that will expand emergency and critical care capacity.

  • Sleep Apnea

    Life is filled with moments that are meant to take your breath away. Bedtime isn’t supposed to be one of them.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Receives Recognition from American College of Surgeons

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for meritorious outcomes in all cases of surgery performed in 2017.

  • “Something’s wrong.”

    Marilyn Roddy was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis, a condition in which the appendix becomes irritated and inflamed.

  • Celebrating Excellence at Annual Awards Presentation

    A few months ago we celebrated a very special event at Covenant Health: our annual presentation of the President’s Excellence Awards.

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