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.

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 SealSaint 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 West Hospital Stroke Team
Dr. Michael Kaminski
Dr. Robert Fallis
Deborah Pitts, RN
Marie Cummings-Payne RN, MSN
Tereza Humphrey, NP
Lida Mohammadkhah, RH, FNP

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