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News & Blog

Three is Company

Posted on April 21, 2022

Laughter and Lunch Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is more than a hospital for some people. It’s the foundation for lasting friendships. Such is the case for Carol Bell, Janet Campbell and Rebecca Valentine. The three women have volunteered together for more than fifteen years. They start each Wednesday by volunteering in the gift shop […]


Diverting from Diverticulitis

Posted on April 20, 2022

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Gives Local Woman Reprieve from Abdominal Pain Judy Caldwell moved to East Tennessee after becoming enchanted with the Smoky Mountains. She enjoys tending the flowers on the property she recently purchased, playing music and buying and selling antiques. Most of all, she enjoys being surrounded by her friends and family in the place […]


January DAISY Award Winner- Jessica Acuff

Posted on April 20, 2022

A hospital stay can be scary. A hospital stay without the company of a loved one can be scarier. Our January DAISY award winner, Jessica Acuff, a nurse on 7N, realized this and went above and beyond trying to contact her patient’s family that was not in the area, spending countless hours attempting to track […]


Heart of the Matter

Posted on April 7, 2022

New Heart Procedure Gets Knoxville Woman’s Life “Back in Rhythm” Robin Eslinger has never had any major health issues. However, she recently began having episodes where her heart felt like it was racing, even to the point where she would have to sit down and rest. She felt so fatigued that she would cancel plans […]


Welcome Jordan Cormack, PA-C

Posted on April 5, 2022

We’re excited to welcome Jordan Cormack, PA-C to our cardiology team at Knoxville Heart Group. He’ll care for patients at our Downtown Knoxville office.


Emotional Impact

Posted on March 23, 2022

COVID Survivors Find Support at Fort Sanders Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation It started with a sleepless night. It was February 2021, and Connie Smith assumed she was restless because of grief and distress. Her mother had passed away the day before. “I had no underlying health issues, I had no respiratory issues, I’ve never smoked, and yet […]