Fort Sanders Regional Medical 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.
Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Fort Sanders Regional has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke 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.
Mission: Lifeline® – Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Fort Sanders Regional has received the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Mission: Lifeline®-Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement. This designation means that we continue to provide excellent care to patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Mission: Lifeline® – NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award
Fort Sanders Regional has received the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Mission: Lifeline®-NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement. This designation means that we implemented specific quality improvement measures to continue to provide excellent care to patients who suffer heart attacks.
National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer- National Rectal Cancer Accreditation
Fort Sanders Regional is the first hospital in Tennessee to earn accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation means that Fort Sanders Regional is committed to providing the best possible care to patients with rectal cancer.
Safe Sleep Certified
Cribs for Kids has recognized Fort Sanders Regional for 2022 as a Bronze Safe Sleep Hospital for providing education and vital tools about safe sleep to the parents of newborns.
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.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certified Program
Fort Sanders Regional’s cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program (CROP/PROP) has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification recognizes Fort Sanders Regional’s commitment to improving patients’ quality of life by enhancing cardio/pulmonary rehabilitative care.
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).
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 a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip surgery, spine surgery and maternity care.
Commission on Cancer
Cancer services at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are accredited by the Commission on Cancer.
Forbes Best-In-State Employer
Covenant Health has been named a best employer by Forbes magazine seven times.
BEST for Tennessee Babies Hospital (2019)
Fort Sanders was named a BEST for Tennessee Babies Hospital by the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety for achieving success in three areas critical to newborn health: breastfeeding, early elective delivery elimination, and safe sleep. The hospital met specific criteria required by the Tennessee Department of Health to receive the designation.
Meritorious outcomes by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) (2017-2019)
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.
“100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” (2016-2018)
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.
Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital (2018-2019)
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.
Updated July 2022