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RMC Stroke Certified – Feb 2019

{Tim Suter, Director of Emergency Services}

Celebrating Roane Medical Center’s Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke and every four minutes a stroke will take another minute. When suffering from a stroke, every moment counts and every decision is critical.

Thankfully, Roane County citizens can rest a little easier knowing that Roane Medical Center (RMC) underwent a rigorous onsite review to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. RMC is part of the region’s only stroke hospital network, Covenant Health. Member hospitals collaborate to provide a rapid diagnosis, averaging over 80% of stroke victims seeing an emergency physician within 15 minutes of arrival far and above the national average of 67%.

Jason Pilant, Chief Administrative Officer of Roane Medical Center, believes this achievement is “Due to the hard work and dedication of our staff, stroke care clinical team and our physician partners at the Roane Medical Center. “ Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, echoed. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines, Roane Medical Center has clearly made it a priority to deliver high-quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”

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