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Posts categorized as “Stroke”

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 […]


Sign of a Stroke

Posted on May 4, 2016

Billboard leads Johnson University EMT to choose Fort Sanders If it had been anyone else, Perry Morin would’ve been among the first to help. Only this time, he was the one who needed help. A 52-year-old emergency medical technician who lives on the Johnson University campus where he is safety manager, Morin suddenly found himself […]


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.


Fort Sanders Introduces First “Tele-Stroke” Robot

Posted on February 2, 2012

Thanks to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s new “tele-stroke” robot, East Tennessee stroke patients now will benefit from early consultation with the hospital’s stroke experts.