Tennessee Stroke Hospital Network

Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Centers provide the highest level of stroke care.

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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 of stroke-certified hospitals in East Tennessee, which means no matter where you live, stroke care is always nearby.

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Our emergency department staff and EMS personnel work together to identify stroke patients and provide treatment within a narrow window of time. And each hospital in our network is certified with the advanced diagnostics and training needed to diagnose stroke and administer tPA, a medicine that breaks down stroke-causing blood clots.

Our certifications in hospitals throughout our area mean you have quicker access to life-saving stroke treatment which can reduce the risk of post-stroke disabilities and most importantly, save your life.

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When suffering a stroke, the paramedics told Little they were taking her to Fort Sanders Regional. After undergoing successful treatment, she says, “The paramedics said Fort Sanders Regional was the best for treating strokes. I’d read that on billboards, but I believe it now. We definitely believe it.”

Alline Little, Covenant Patient

Stroke Treatment

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Quick access to Fort Loudoun Medical Center, an advanced primary stroke center, gave Tellico Plains resident Brenda Lee immediate access to a stroke diagnosis and specialized interventional care at Fort Sanders Regional.

Brenda Lee, Covenant Patient

Stroke Diagnosis & Intervention

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When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But Hill, who works in the Fort Sanders Regional interventional radiology lab, learned what it’s like to be the patient when he experienced a brain aneurysm.

Adam Hill, Covenant Patient

Brain Aneurysm

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The Only Stroke-Certified Hospital Network in East Tennessee

Across Covenant Health’s stroke hospital network, more than 93% of patients who come to the emergency department with stroke symptoms are seen in less than 15 minutes.

Hospital Network

Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Center
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, immediately ask our medical staff for help. 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 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 specialists is proud to serve the Knoxville area, some of them with more than 20 years experience.

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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