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Posts categorized as “Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center”

Faces of the Fort: Julie Thornburg

Posted on June 26, 2020

In today’s Faces of the Fort feature, we meet and get to know Julie Thornburg, a dedicated nurse at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center who has been with us for 26 years and counting.


Advanced Care When Stroke Happens

Posted on May 14, 2020

May is Stroke Month, a time to raise awareness about stroke, or “brain attack.” A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. This interruption kills brain cells in the immediate area and sets off a chain reaction that endangers a larger area of brain cells. When brain cells […]


Continuum of Care

Posted on February 28, 2020

Sandra Betts was in the middle of her daily Bible devotions when she heard a loud noise from the bedroom where her husband Rickey was getting dressed. He couldn’t walk or get dressed without falling. The pair came to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to figure out what was going on.


Badge of Courage

Posted on January 23, 2020

The headaches were growing progressively worse for Ian Honcoop. It was September 2017, and the 12-year-old Boy Scout, just weeks into the first semester of his seventh-grade year, was in such severe pain that he couldn’t concentrate and his eyesight was failing.


Never Give Up

Posted on May 10, 2019

Greeting guests as he strolls amid linen-covered tables, Hubert Smith commands the room. You would never know his secret if he chose not to share it. Smith, 65, is recovering from a stroke.


PNRC – Therapy that Works

Posted on September 13, 2018

Irwin says it was exciting to treat the very first patients in 1978, but being at PNRC in 2018 is even better.