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Living Cancer-Free

Posted on June 15, 2022

Expert Team + Advanced Technology = Positive Outcome for Lung Cancer Patient Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Catherine Widhalm, a recent “Tennessee transplant,” knew lung cancer ran in her family, and that she had a higher risk of developing it herself. After a nodule on her lung turned out to […]


Giving Up Is Not an Option

Posted on June 1, 2022

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center helps woman through high-risk pregnancies It had taken 11 months to get pregnant, and the last thing Sara Kirthlink wanted was a reason to worry about her long-awaited child. Kirthlink’s obstetrician had detected possible preeclampsia, a complication involving high blood pressure and risk to internal organs. There was also evidence that […]


Holly Frederick and Steven Mesaeh Receive Top Honors

Posted on May 19, 2022

Two Fort Sanders Regional registered nurses received special recognition with the hospital’s top nursing awards honoring their excellence in clinical care. Holly Frederick, RN, was named the 2022 Peggy Mayer Gilbertson Award Recipient. The award provides funds for continuing education and has been given since 1989 in memory of the wife of Bob Gilbertson, MD, […]


Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Posted on May 4, 2022

Fort Sanders Regional stroke patient receives innovative treatment that restores quality of life Strength and determination are hallmarks of Elaine Lenhart’s character, but those traits were almost her downfall when she experienced a stroke in February 2022. Back to her busy life after treatment at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, she shares her story in […]


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 […]