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Neuroscience and Stroke

Covenant Health is the only stroke hospital network in East Tennessee, which means no matter where you live, stroke care is always nearby. Each hospital in our network has the advanced diagnostics needed to diagnose stroke and the ability to administer tPA, a medicine that breaks down stroke-causing blood clots. Our hospital emergency department staffs and EMS personnel work together to identify stroke patients who require treatment within a narrow time window.

At the hub of our stroke network is Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, our region’s only comprehensive stroke and rehabilitation center.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. Complex Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care.

As a Stroke Center of Excellence, the care provided by Fort Sanders and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center physicians and staff is second to none. The Patricia Neal Center has received two separate stroke accreditations from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). These designations are a tribute to our committed medical team, excellent nursing and therapy services, and state-of-the-art diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Together, the stroke hospitals of Covenant Health lead the region in halting and reversing the devastating effects of stroke.

For information on these and other programs, contact us at (865) 541-4500.