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Patients & Visitors

Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a tobacco-free environment.  As a healthcare provider, it is our responsibility to provide a safe, smoke and tobacco-free environment for patients, visitors, employees and the medical staff.  This policy also extends to electronic cigarettes.

Welcome and thank you for choosing Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville’s largest and most comprehensive hospital, for your healthcare needs. We invite you to take a look at our Guest Services Guide, which provides information that is often requested by our patients and their families. We are proud to provide excellent clinical care and excellent customer service to our patients, and if there is anything that we can do to make your stay with us more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask your nurse, doctor or another hospital employee. Thank you.

If you are a patient of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and have questions about special accommodations at Fort Sanders Regional, please call 865-331-3600.


Accreditation and Affiliations

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Our stroke program at Fort Sanders is certified by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of only a handful of facilities in our state. And Fort Sanders Regional has also been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer three of the past four years in the areas of Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical and Heart Failure care. Our various certifications, recognitions, and accreditation by The Joint Commission represent a tradition of excellence in healthcare and continued dedication to providing you with quality care.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Its services include acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, specialized care in areas such as cancer and rehabilitation, behavioral health organizations, physician clinics, home care and a school of nursing.


Hotels/Lodging

Area hotels near Fort Sanders have offered discount rates for families of our patients. Call the patient representative (weekdays) at (865) 331-1611 or the nursing supervisor (nights and weekends) at (865) 331-4949 for assistance and verification letter for the hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville – Downtown, TN
618 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-5400

Cumberland House Hotel/ Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House
1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 971-4663

Holiday Inn
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2800
(Families and patients, please ask for the “hospital rate” – a 15% percent discount)


Television Guide

Medical information programs via our Care Channel and local cable television programming are available.  If you experience any difficulty with your television, please inform your nurse so they may notify our in-house television repair staff.