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Knowing the Risks for and Symptoms of Stroke Can Save Your Life or the Life of Someone You Love

A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is interrupted. It is an emergency situation. Your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to function. 

If the brain’s blood supply is stopped even for a short time, it can cause major problems. Brain cells (neurons) begin to die after just a few minutes without blood or oxygen.

When brain cells die, the functions they control are impacted. If you suffer a stroke, it may affect your ability to move, speak, eat, think, control your bowel and bladder, regulate your emotions, or perform other vital body functions. 

The effects of a stroke depend on the area of the brain that’s damaged, the severity of the damage, and the timing of the stroke to the start of treatment.

A stroke can happen to anyone at any time. However, if the proper treatment is administered quickly, damage to the brain can be minimized, allowing you to get back to your everyday life.

Why Trust Morristown-Hamblen with Your Stroke Care Needs?

When someone has a stroke, receiving the right care, right away can make all the difference in survival and quality of life. When you call Eastern Tennessee your home, it’s important to know you have easy access to the best healthcare and medical services, in the event you or someone you love experiences a stroke. 

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, TN is a proud member of the Covenant Health family of top-quality healthcare facilities. What does this partnership mean for Tennesseans like you?

Covenant Health is distinguished as the Eastern Tennessee region’s only stroke hospital network

Morristown-Hamblen and Covenant Health hold the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

The Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients.

Each hospital in the Covenant Health network offers the Tennessee communities we serve access to the advanced diagnostics needed to diagnose a stroke, and the ability to administer TPA, a medicine that breaks down stroke-causing blood clots. 

Our hospital emergency department staff and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel know how to work together to diagnose and provide treatment within a narrow window of time.

We have the infrastructure, staff, and training to treat the most complex patients. Covenant Health is on the cutting edge of stroke medicine, performing clinical trials and procedures not available anywhere else in East Tennessee.

Across Covenant Health’s stroke network, more than 83% of patients who come to the emergency department with stroke symptoms are seen in less than 15 minutes.

Learn how we created East Tennessee’s stroke care network to best serve your healthcare needs.

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Learn More about Stroke Risks, Symptoms, and Rehabilitation through Morristown-Hamblen and Covenant Health

At Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, we’re committed to enhancing the health and safety of the Tennessee communities we’re honored to serve. That’s why we want to share our stroke resources with you, in the hopes they can help you or those you love if you’re ever in need. 

Because we believe knowledge is power when it comes to making the best healthcare decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

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Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network. To learn more about stroke care, treatment, and resources near you, view our complete network of Covenant Health stroke care providers.

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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.

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