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Visitation Policy

Our primary concern is for the welfare and recovery of our patients.  General visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Patients and special care areas, however, do have restricted visiting hours.

Special Care visiting hours are listed below;  however, the ability to visit always is determined by the condition and needs of the patient.

9:15am – 10:00am
1:00pm – 2:00pm
4:30pm – 5:00pm
9:00pm – 10:00pm

Please limit visitors to two at a time.  One family member or support person is allowed to stay the night in the patient’s room, if requested by the patient.

The Critical Care Lounge is located on the 2nd floor. This area is designed for the family members of the patients in all the critical care units.  During the day, we try not to restrict the number of family members per patient. However, if the lounge becomes overcrowded we may ask everyone to decrease their visitors to two per patient.

Phones are available for receiving calls in the lounge from outside the hospital. The phone number is (865) 331-1683.

Patient Stories

  • Back in the Saddle

    After spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Michelle Rose is finally free from the suffering that held her back for so long.

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.