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Employee Appreciation

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We love to celebrate our team! If you wish to show your appreciation for a team member or employee team who has helped make your stay with us extra special, we have several options available to ensure the employee receives the recognition they deserve.

Fort Sanders Shining Star

Shining Star cards are a way of recognizing Fort Sanders Regional employees who provide excellent care during your visit to the hospital. The cards are available throughout the hospital and by request.

Daisy Award

We honor our nurses who provide extraordinary care with The DAISY Award, an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. Honor a nurse who showed you incredible care by completing a nomination form.


The FLAME Award was created in 2018 by the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Patient Family Partnership Council to recognize the non-nurse employees who have gone above and beyond to improve the hospital experience for our patients and their family members. Learn more about this award or submit a nomination here.

Letter to Our Administrator

Another simple way to show your appreciation is by writing a letter to our administrator. You can mail your letter of appreciation to – Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Attn: Administration, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916.

Chaplain’s Fund

You may choose to make a donation to our Chaplain’s Fund in honor of the employee(s) who provided you with extra special care. The Chaplain’s Fund provides services and assistance to employees and patients who are in need throughout the year. For more information, contact Pastoral Services at 865-331-1235.

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