Stroke

​When a stroke occurs, the Saint Thomas Health team is ready with expert care 24/7.

Every 45 seconds, someone in America will fall victim of a stroke. Immediate, individualized care is the key to maximum recovery.

       
  Carolyn Rose
Carolyn Rose, stroke survivorImagine waking up one morning and the entire right side of your body was paralyzed. That happened to Carolyn Rose, but her spirit is soaring and her journey back to health is inspiring. Read more of Carolyn's story at: nothingshallbeimpossible.com
 
Because strokes occur anytime of the day or night, our stroke care team, specially trained in the treatment of neurological disorders, is available 24/7 to deliver a multidisciplinary approach specifically tailored to each patient. In order to ensure optimum patient care and recovery, our team provides support and education to both the patient and their families and our expert rehabilitation team delivers advanced programs and therapies on an in-patient and out-patient basis. In order to support continued improvements in the treatment of stroke, we are regularly involved in ongoing clinical stroke trials focused on exploring new options for treatment. Learn more about clinical trials involving strokes.

Joint Commission Seal
Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital have earned the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.

Find out more information at the
American Stroke Association
National Stroke Association

Meet our Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Stroke Team
Dr. Malik Ibrahim
Michelle Bertotti, RN

Meet our Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Stroke Team
Dr. John Curtis Witt
Dr. Jessica Thomas
Sylvia McLaughlin

Meet our Saint Thomas West Hospital Stroke Team
Dr. Michael Kaminski
Dr. Robert Fallis
Dr. Frank LaFranchise
Dr. James Fleming
Deborah Pitts, RN

Telemedicine
The Saint Thomas Health Telemedicine Network is now providing a new way for patients to see their specialists, without ever leaving their local communities. Through the use of high-definition video conferencing equipment, the physician is able to hear the heartbeat, view a live ECG, and speak with the patient directly through the realtime connection, allowing for a more efficient diagnetic and treatment process.

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Our Locations

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(615) 222-STNI (7864)

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
Phone: (615) 284-5555
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 222-2111
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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
1700 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 396-4100
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