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Changing Times; Ongoing Excellence

Posted on February 12, 2020

If you ask Dr. Mike Ayres what’s changed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center since he came on board, he will give you a simple answer–everything.


Welcome Kathleen Ward, DO

Posted on February 7, 2020

Covenant Health is proud to welcome Kathleen Ward, DO to the neurohospitalist team at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville.


Mystery Solved – and Resolved

Posted on February 7, 2020

Donna Blake suffered unexplained blood pressure spikes and rapid heartbeat often followed by a pounding pain in the back of her head for five years before coming to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


20 Years and Counting

Posted on February 4, 2020

Kayla Durnil was the first Knoxville baby born in “the new millennium.” She was delivered at Fort Sanders Regional on Jan. 1, 2000, as reporters and cameras waited for her arrival.


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center receives Tennessee’s ‘BEST for Babies’ award

Posted on February 3, 2020

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is among four Covenant Health hospitals that have earned 2019 “BEST for Babies” award, announced recently by Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health.


The First 25 Years: 1919-1944

Posted on January 30, 2020

In the hospital’s first 25 years, Fort Sanders Hospital established the Fort Sanders School of Nursing and brought the first private ambulance to the area. Read more about that first quarter century and about other Fort Sanders firsts here.