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Posts categorized as “Stroke”

Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Blevins suffered a stroke as she arrived at school that morning on Dec. 1. Within 38 minutes, she was at Fort Sanders, receiving the clot-busting drug, tPA.


Room with a View

Posted on January 12, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, Adam, who works in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an artery […]


Face of F.A.S.T.

Posted on November 9, 2016

When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was […]


Soccer mom, teacher, and stroke survivor

Posted on April 28, 2016

School teacher Stephanie Blackstock remembers staring out at the world from inside a body that was rendered helpless.


Gatlinburg man thankful for East Tennessee’s largest stroke network

Posted on January 6, 2016

Stroke medicine was administered, and Hernandez heard the voice in the robot say, “Bring him to Fort Sanders, immediately.”


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

Posted on February 26, 2013

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes.