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.
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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.
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 TeamDr. Malik Ibrahim
Michelle Bertotti, RN
Meet our Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Stroke TeamDr. John Curtis WittDr. Jessica Thomas
Meet our Saint Thomas West Hospital Stroke TeamDr. Michael KaminskiDr. Robert FallisDr. Frank LaFranchiseDr. James Fleming
Deborah Pitts, RN
TelemedicineThe 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.