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FLAME Award Winner- Lt. Jeff Hepler

Posted on December 21, 2022

Congratulations to our latest Flame award winner, Lt. Jeff Hepler! Hepler, a security officer, was nominated by a patient’s daughter for going above and beyond when the patient misplaced personal items after transferring from Fort Sanders Regional to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. When the daughter contacted the security department, Hepler informed her that the items […]


FLAME Award Winner- Ron Blankenship

Posted on December 21, 2022

Congratulations to our latest Flame award winner, Ron Blankenship! Ron, a security officer, was nominated by a co-worker for helping identify an unresponsive patient that came through the emergency room via EMS. As a result of Blankenship’s determination and help from local law enforcement, the patient was identified and their family was located so they […]


Running to Win

Posted on December 14, 2022

Fort Sanders Regional Cardiac Rehab gets patient up and moving again It shouldn’t have been so hard. The distance from the parking garage to the building where Greg Womack worked was about two city blocks. As a longtime runner with an extensive list of races in his past, Womack, 56, had always been able to […]


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

Posted on December 13, 2022

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – April Mount, MSN, RN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, has joined Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Mount recently served as vice president of patient care services and CNO of two Georgia hospitals: Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Smyrna. She will serve on Fort Sanders Regional’s senior […]


Daisy October Award Winner- Tara Abernathy

Posted on December 8, 2022

Congratulations to our latest Daisy award winner, Tara Abernathy! Tara, a Neuro-ICU nurse, was nominated by a patient’s spouse for the compassionate care given during the patient’s final moments. Her nominator spoke of how Tara took the time to get to know the couple and how much that meant. Thank you, Tara, for going over […]


Fighting for Her Life

Posted on November 30, 2022

Fort Sanders Regional tackles complex cancer case Brenda Beason sat quietly in her home in New Tazewell, bracing herself for the day ahead. At her side was Dieter Kiser, the man she had fallen in love with after the death of her first husband. In a matter of hours they would find out the results […]