Stroke Care Services at Roane Medical Center
When you call beautiful East Central Tennessee your home, you deserve easy access to the best medical and healthcare services.
Top-Quality Stroke Care Services
Roane Medical Center provides the county with the quality, comprehensive medical and healthcare services you need and deserve.
Our stroke care services help to ensure you or a loved one will receive the best in cutting-edge care and medical interventions in the event of a stroke. We’re here for you.
Why Choose Roane Medical Center for Your Brain Health and Stroke Care Needs?
When it comes to your stroke care needs, Roane Medical Center has comprehensive care services and expert medical personnel. Roane Medical Center is recognized by the American Heart Association for Quality Stroke Care.
We’ve also received the Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
This prestigious award recognizes our hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, based on nationally-recognized, research-based guidelines, and the latest scientific evidence.
Roane Medical Center has also earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
In order to receive this certification, we underwent a rigorous onsite review in November of 2018. An expert from The Joint Commission reviewed our hospital’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care, and performance improvement.
That’s why you can trust your brain’s health and care to the team at Roane Medical Center.
Can You Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke?
When it comes to strokes, time and awareness are key factors in your chances of survival and recovery.
A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted by a blocked or broken blood vessel.
Because your brain depends on a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood in order to function, any disruption in the blood flow to your brain can lead to serious consequences.
Brain cells (neurons) that are deprived of their blood supply quickly begin to sicken and die off. The longer their blood supply is impacted, the greater the area of damage to your brain, and the greater the chances the affected neurons will not survive.
When our brain cells die, the abilities they’re tasked with controlling are lost or impaired. The degree of recovery depends on the amount of brain cell death, its location, and severity.
In order to help you recognize the common signs and symptoms of stroke, we encourage you to use the helpful acronym—BE FAST.
Stroke Prevention and Awareness Resources
When it comes to your prognosis for surviving and recovering from a stroke, time is a vital factor. You may have heard the phrase—“Time lost is brain lost.” This refers to the importance of getting prompt treatment in the event of a stroke.
That’s why it’s vital to improve your awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as your risk factors for stroke.
Thankfully, many risk factors for stroke are within your power to influence and control.
We care deeply about your brain’s health and wellness, we’ve created and collected some excellent info and resources about stroke care, prevention, and recovery. The more you know, the better.
Simply tap a link to access our helpful stroke awareness resources—
Stroke diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation
In addition to these helpful guides and resources to enhance your stroke knowledge, it’s vital to know what to do in the event of a stroke. If you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Roane Medical Center 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 listing of Covenant Health neurological and stroke care service providers in your area.