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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

{Brian Matthews, Roane County Highway}

Creedence Clearwater Revival wanted to know, “Have you ever seen the rain?” Yes, yes Roane County has seen the rain. We have been dealing with working thru the recent damages caused by the rain. We have taken the county commissioners to see the damage and we were visited by TEMA and FEMA to check on the storm damage, too. Right now estimates of damage are $7,660,000.00 and climbing. We are working closely with Tim Suter and his staff to make sure things are back to normal as quick as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 865.882.9782.

Commissioner Flood


Winton Chapel Before

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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.”

Source RMC

Roane County Emergency Medical Services – Dec 2018

{Tim Suter, Director of Emergency Medical Services}

Community Affirmation: Roane County emergency medical responders work long hours in every imaginable condition. The hard work they do behind the scenes can go unnoticed in the face of personal tragedy. They don’t work for the praise and certainly not the money. Our emergency medical responders chose a vocation that requires a passion for the job and compassion for the suffering. Here is one of many examples of a Roane County Emergency Medical Service provider who works passionately with compassion.

Sir: I am writing to you about one of your EMTs. He responded to our home at (redacted) on November 1st. He was really sweet and kind to my mother after she had fallen in our home. He kept her calm while she was put on the gurney to be transported to the ER at Roane Medical Center. His kindness did not stop there. While he was finishing up his paperwork he noticed me waiting to hear about Mom. He came over to give me a word about mom and to let me know that she was being taken care of by the doctor. He gave me words of encouragement. You have a fine man in Charles Dodson and I appreciate his time. He may not have rushed into a burning building but the care he showed my mom makes him a hero and his speaking to me in the ER waiting room helped me to make decisions with a clear mind. He and his teammates are real hero’s to me and I wish that you would accept my thanks for their services and convey to them my thanks. – Ruby Curtis