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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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Today we celebrated our dedicated group of volunteers who served a total of 50,000 hours over the past year, a record for Fort Sanders Regional! Congratulations to John Nehls who was named the Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center peer mentor program. ... 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. The expansion is part of a long-term master facility plan that has been […]

  • Recognizing a Hernia

    It’s been said that “no surgery is minor surgery if it’s your surgery.” There is some truth to that, but when it comes to hernia repair, you can rest assured that the surgeons at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center know what they’re doing.

  • A Shoulder to Rely On

    Thanks to the artificial ball and socket John Reynolds, M.D., implanted in Dainese Wasson’s right shoulder she is back to her normal routine.

  • Covenant Health Named Among Top Places to Work in Healthcare

    Covenant Health has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare,” which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. According to Becker’s, the organizations on the list “offer benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful […]

  • Healthcare Volunteer Week – Carol Bell

    April 15 – 21 is Healthcare Volunteer Week, a time for us to thank our selfless volunteers who give their time to those most in need.

  • Urgent or Emergency? When to go to the ER

    Physician’s office, walk-in clinic, or the emergency room – there are several places to go when you are sick or hurt, but how do you know which one is the right one for what’s ailing you?

  • Education Key For Treating Stroke

    The greatest obstacle to reducing death and disability due to stroke remains education of stroke’s warning signs and tPA.

  • Healing Grace: Church parking lot pileup leads to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center

    A parking lot pileup led Mike Allee to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center where inpatient therapy put him on the road to recovery.

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