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Part of our Region’s Premier Healthcare Delivery System

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a regional referral center for strokeneurosurgeryorthopedicsoncologycardiologyneurologysurgery, and obstetrics

With a team of over 350 physicians in 45 specialties and more than 2,000 employees, we use a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive, individualized patient care. Exterior of Fort Sanders Regional CAM building

As the region’s only Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Sanders Regional offers state-of-the-art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

We are also home to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, which is nationally recognized for both inpatient and outpatient treatment of stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and orthopedics. 

Fort Sanders Regional’s most recent expansion includes additional parking for visitors and employees and a new and expanded emergency department, critical care department and helipad to combine critical services in our Center for Advanced Medicine, helping to ensure our most critical patients get the care they need quickly.


  • 541 licensed beds
  • 45 emergency room beds and a radiology suite within the department
  • 72 critical care beds (including Cardiovascular ICU, Medical-Surgical ICU and Neuro ICU, plus tele-ICU capability)
  • 16 surgery suites
  • 5 cath labs, part of our award-winning Heart Center
  • Triage rooms, antepartum suites, labor and delivery suites and mother/baby rooms to help moms welcome the newest members of their families
  • Home to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, East Tennessee’s premier rehabilitation hospital
  • More than 350 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 2,000 employees

About Covenant Health

Covenant Health logoFort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, the region’s top-performing healthcare network. Community-owned and headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health includes nine acute care hospitals, numerous outpatient and physician clinic locations, and specialty services for behavioral health, oncology, rehabilitation, home care, and community wellness and outreach programs. With more than 10,000 employees and nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians system-wide, Covenant Health is recognized regionally and nationally for quality and patient satisfaction.

One of America’s Best Employers

Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee on Becker’s list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2018 and has been named seven times
in a row by Forbes as a Best Employer.

Our Pledge of Excellence

Covenant Health employees are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first choice for patients in our region. If you’re passionate about patient care and our pledge of excellence resonates with you, we welcome you to apply to join our team.

About Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville is an incredible combination of big-city excitement and small-town southern charm. Located on the Tennessee River with the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, Knoxville is home to a vibrant downtown area anchored by Market Square and its wonderful local restaurants and boutiques. Revitalized, historic neighborhoods dot the downtown landscape. For outdoor enthusiasts, opportunities abound with numerous greenways and areas like the Urban Wilderness, a 1,000-acre downtown retreat along the Tennessee River. For more adventurous enthusiasts, the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away.

City of Knoxville landscape
The Sunsphere, iconic symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, dots the Knoxville skyline.

Financially and academically, Knoxville is a smart place to call home. Our cost of living is 15% below the national average and Tennessee does not have a state income tax. Public schools are excellent, with several Knoxville city schools ranking in the list of top ten schools statewide. Private K-12 schools, including Christian, Catholic, and Montessori schools, are also available. Our region is home to the University of Tennessee and several technical programs. And, the Tennessee Hope Scholarship will pay for the first two years of college for students who meet the program’s academic standards.

Visit Knoxville and find out why U.S. News and World Reports ranked our “Scruffy City” as the 64th Best Place to Live and the 65th Best Place to Retire. It’s a great place to call home.