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Awards and Recognition

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, it is our mission to strive for excellence always, to put our patients first and to be the first and best choice for healthcare in our community. The list of accolades and accomplishments below would not be possible without our dedicated care team, leaders and community support.

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Fort Sanders Regional is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Designated Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Center

Fort Sanders Regional is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This means we’re part of an elite group of health care providers dedicated to complete, highly-specialized stroke care. We have the training, staff, and technology to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. We are home to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, East Tennessee’s elite rehabilitation hospital for stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients. PRNC is our region’s only stroke rehabilitation center accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.


Fort Sanders Regional has been named to a national list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review

 “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs”

Fort Sanders Regional has 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. This designation means that we lead the way in oncology expertise, outcomes, research and treatment options.


Fort Sanders Regional has received the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement.

Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement

Fort Sanders Regional has received the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement. This designation means that we continue to be part of an elite group of providers focused on complex and highly specialized stroke care.



Fort Sanders Regional has been recognized by the ACS NSQIP® for meritorious outcomes in all cases of surgery performed in 2017.

Meritorious outcomes by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

Fort Sanders Regional has been recognized by the ACS NSQIP® for meritorious outcomes in all cases of surgery performed in 2017. The program’s goal is to reduce surgery-related infection, illness and death and to provide a foundation for applying best scientific evidence to the practice of surgery.


Fort Sanders Regional is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery

Fort Sanders Regional is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This accreditation signifies that Fort Sanders Regional’s Center for Bariatric Surgery meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the nation.


Fort Sanders Regional has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital

Fort Sanders Regional has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. This is the third year that the hospital has been included on the list of top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services.


 

5-star overall rating for the Transitional Care Unit

Fort Sanders Regional’s Transitional Care Unit has received a 5-star overall rating, which means our skilled nursing unit offers significantly above-average quality ratings according to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


Fort Sander Regional’s pulmonology service line has been recognized by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center of Excellence.

Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Excellence

Fort Sander Regional’s pulmonology service line has been recognized by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center of Excellence. This means our staff have special expertise in pulmonary hypertension and have demonstrated an ability to properly diagnose and treat this complex disease.


Blue Distinction Center by BlueCross BlueShield

Fort Sanders Regional has been named a Blue Distinction Center for its expertise in bariatrics and spine surgery and a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip surgery and maternity care.

Covenant Health

Covenant Health has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2018 by Forbes magazine.

“America’s Best Employers for Diversity”

Covenant Health has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2018 by Forbes magazine, and is one of just three Tennessee companies to make the national list of 250 organizations representing all industry sectors.


Covenant Health has been named one of America’s “Best Employers for Women” for 2018 by Forbes magazine.

“America’s Best Employers for Women”

Covenant Health has been named one of America’s “Best Employers for Women” for 2018 by Forbes magazine. The health system is one of nine Tennessee companies to make the national list of 300 organizations representing all industry sectors.


Covenant Health has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.”

“150 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.

Updated December 2018


Patient Stories

  • 2018: A banner year for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

    2018 was a banner year for Fort Sanders Regional! We’re proud to be recognized as a Top Cancer Program and Top Cardiovascular Hospital.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Named One of IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Covenant Health Receives Fourth Forbes Designation

    Covenant Health has been named one of America’s “Best Employers for Women” for 2018 by Forbes magazine.

  • Fort Sanders Regional Recognizes 2018 Clinical Excellence Award Winners

    During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center announced the 2018 recipients of the hospital’s annual Clinical Excellence in Nursing Awards.