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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center,  the region’s only referral center for stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and obstetrics.  With a team of 650 physicians in 45 specialties and more than 1,000 nurses, technologists, therapists, pharmacists, and dietitians, we use a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive, individualized patient care.  The area’s largest regional cancer program, the Thompson Cancer Network, is headquartered on the campus of Fort Sanders.  As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders 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 Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network. Headquartered in Knoxville, we are a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of nine acute-care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and the area’s fastest growing physician practice division. Our specialized services include the region’s largest cancer network and the renowned Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, dedicated to helping those recover from debilitating strokes and traumatic brain injuries.

Our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region. This is how we care for more than one million patients and families every year, and one reason why Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee to be on Becker’s 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” and named by named six times in a row by Forbes as a Best Employer. We invite you to learn more about Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network, and explore physician opportunities throughout the region we serve.

Choosing where to live and practice is one of the most important decisions a physician ever makes. The quality of life in East Tennessee, the beauty of the area, the financial advantages of practicing here, access to all the resources needed to provide outstanding patient care, and the strengths of the Covenant Health system may help make that decision easy.

Physicians beginning or relocating their practices to Covenant Health enjoy almost universal success. One important reason is the unequalled access to patients that our system provides and the networking opportunities available within the Covenant Health system help physicians who locate here build their practices very quickly.

Whether you're single, part of a family, or an empty-nester couple, you'll be welcomed into the community. And no matter if you choose the urban excitement of a loft in Knoxville's revitalized downtown, a golf course or waterfront home, a place in one of out many well-tended suburbs, a farm or the solitude of a mountain retreat, you'll find this a wonderful place to live.

There is no income tax in Tennessee, and property taxes are very reasonable. The cost of housing is 21% below the national average and housing quality and choices are outstanding. Physicians here live in urban lofts, lakeside homes, townhouses, luxury log cabins, golf-course homes, suburban neighborhoods, planned communities and, occasionally, on their boats.

Schools are excellent. The school systems in most areas in which Covenant Health facilities are located have achievement scores above state averages. There are also dozens of private schools from pre-school Montessori to outstanding K-12 college preparatory schools with 100% college admission rates. The area has four community colleges and ten four-year institutions.

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