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A Wise Choice

Posted on December 8, 2016

New parents are grateful for team approach at Fort Sanders Regional


Healthier holiday cooking made easy!

Posted on November 30, 2016

One way to cut your calorie intake and beef up beneficial nutrients during the holiday season is to modify traditional recipes. Try to increase the nutrition level of your holiday favorites with these ingredient substitutions and ideas: Healthy Baking Substitutes 1 cup of sugar = 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce 1 whole egg = 2 […]


Enjoy the holiday season – and the food – without overdoing it.

Posted on November 30, 2016

As the holidays arrive, so too does the crunch of shopping, family and tempting food. But there’s a way to avoid a dieting disaster and keep your waistline in check for next year. Here are some strategies from Fort Sanders Regional Registered Dietician, Beth Booker, for having a tasty, terrific holiday.  Rise and Shine. Start […]


Face of F.A.S.T.

Posted on November 9, 2016

When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was […]


Voice of Experience

Posted on October 26, 2016

Catlett says, ‘Don’t wait. Have a mammogram.’ It had been three years since Stacey Catlett’s last mammogram. That came as a surprise to her. “Time gets away,” the Pigeon Forge native says. “I didn’t realize three years had passed so fast.” Stacey, who is in treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma, acknowledges that she would have […]


Covenant Health Response to CDC Advisory Linking Patient Infections to Potentially Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices

Posted on October 21, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory linking patient infections from Mycobacterium chimaera (M.chimaera) to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler devices used in open-heart surgery. Patient safety and privacy are top priorities for Covenant Health and we take the CDC’s advisory very seriously. After thorough review of our protocols at our […]