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Fort Sanders Regional

Located near beautiful downtown Knoxville, Fort Sanders Regional is transforming healthcare in East Tennessee. All of our services are built on a commitment to excellence and our mission to put patients first. As a regional referral center, we even take on difficult cases sent to us from other hospitals and facilities to ensure every patient receives advanced, specialized care. Setting the bar for high-quality medical services in our area, Fort Sanders Regional is also the flagship hospital for Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network. Thank you for taking time to learn more about our hospital.

 About Our History of Excellence

Chartered in 1919, Fort Sanders Regional has proudly served our community for more than a century. Learn more about our hospital’s deep roots and professional accolades.


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A Commitment to Service

At Fort Sanders Regional, we pair professional expertise with state-of-the-art medical technology to deliver excellent healthcare for our patients. Our hospital is celebrated for its industry-leading facilities, from our elite Stroke Center to our cutting-edge diagnostic and rehabilitation centers. Whether you need inpatient treatment or outpatient services, our team at Fort Sanders Regional offers the exceptional care you deserve, because it’s about getting you the right care at the right time.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Our leaders are experienced, hardworking professionals dedicated to enacting change and empowerment through world-class healthcare services. 

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Keith Altshuler
President & Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Hall
Vice President & Chief Support Officer

Brian Lett
Vice President of Finance

April Mount, RN
Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

The Covenant Health Pledge of Excellence


The patient always comes first.


Excellence in everything we do.


First and best choice for our patients

A not-for-profit, community-owned healthcare system

We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing outstanding care for our patients and their families.

Covenant Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.