Stroke Care

Our neuroscience specialists, stroke-accredited hospitals and rehabilitation services provide excellent care when stroke happens.

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You May Not Be Prepared for a Stroke, But Our Stroke Hospital Network Is.

Covenant Health is our region’s only stroke hospital network. We have nine stroke-certified hospitals, which means no matter where you live in East Tennessee, stroke care is always nearby.

Our emergency department staffs and EMS personnel work together to identify stroke patients and provide rapid treatment within a narrow window of time. Each hospital in our network is certified with the advanced diagnostics and training needed to diagnose stroke and administer medicines that break down stroke-causing blood clots.

Our stroke-certified hospitals give you quicker access to treatments that can reduce the risk of post-stroke disabilities and most importantly, save your life.

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“They took fantastic care of my mom. Not only were they knowledgeable and skilled, but they had an attitude of heart. They cared about her . . . and that means a lot.”

Donna Little, daughter of Covenant Health patient

Stroke Treatment

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“I was concerned. My right leg was suffering from paralyisis. My right arm was suffering from paralysis. . . . I wanted to walk again, and I’m walking. Now I’m ready to go on with life!”

Dustin Shrimpsher, Covenant Health patient

Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation Therapy

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“I have been blessed by the team who took such good care of me. Every person I interacted with, every nurse, doctor, CNA, the technicians, the people who cleaned the rooms, everyone was just excellent. They all contributed to my recovery!”

Karen Baker, Covenant Health patient

Stroke Recovery

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The Only Stroke-Certified Hospital Network in East Tennessee

When stroke happens, “time is brain.” Across Covenant Health’s stroke hospital network, more than 93 percent of patients who come to the emergency department with stroke symptoms are seen in less than 15 minutes.

Covenant Health’s Stroke Hospital Network

Comprehensive Stroke Center and Rehabilitation Services
Advanced Primary Stroke Centers
Acute Stroke-Ready Center

BE FAST – Know the signs of stroke.

Stroke is a medical emergency. If you or your loved one has any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately. Knowing the signs of stroke can save a life.

B = Balance: Sudden loss of balance.

E = Eyes: Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.

F = Face: Does the face ftoop ot look uneven?

A = Arms: Does one arms drift down and can’t be raised?

S = Speech: Does speech sound strange?

T = Time: Time is brain. Every second, brain cells die during a stroke. Get help immediately!

About Strokes

What Is a Stroke?
Types of Strokes
How Do I Prevent Stroke?

Locations for Stroke Care

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Our Team

Our team of stroke specialists is proud to serve our communities in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding region. 

A Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Healthcare System

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 the very best care for our patients and their families.

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