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Fort Sanders Regional Named to National List of 100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs

Posted on December 6, 2018 in News

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE –Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has again been named to a national list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, marking the third consecutive year the hospital has been included on the list.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a publication that provides hospital business news and analysis for hospital and health system executives. For this list, the Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals and health systems that lead the way in oncology expertise, outcomes, research and treatment options, using rankings, ratings, designations and outstanding achievement awards for the specialty from a range of firms and clinical bodies, including U.S. News & World Report, CareChex, and National Cancer Institute.

Fort Sanders Regional Chief Administrative Officer Keith Altshuler said the honor recognizes the collaborative partnership between the hospital and the Thompson Cancer Survival Center. “Fort Sanders Regional and Thompson Cancer Survival Center continue to work together to provide innovative, high-quality care to our oncology patients. We are pleased to be named alongside some of the most well-known institutions in the nation for cancer care.”

Fort Sanders Regional’s 34-bed oncology inpatient unit offers advanced treatment options using the latest diagnostics and surgeries, including minimally invasive techniques. With Thompson Cancer Survival Center located adjacent to the hospital’s campus in downtown Knoxville, patients have access to the latest clinical trials and an expanded staff of medical and radiation oncologists, dieticians, genetics counselors, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, oncology nurses and social workers.

Becker’s has published a version of the list annually since 2012. The full list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs can be found at

About Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, is a 541-bed regional referral center for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and rehabilitation medicine.