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Stroke Care

Time lost is brain lost, so it’s important you get help as quickly as possible. Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell is not only close to home, but also offers award-winning stroke care as part of the Covenant Health stroke network. 


Award Winning Care 

Recognized by The Joint Commission as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, Claiborne Medical Center is dedicated to providing lifesaving stroke treatment when you or a loved one need it most. Being recognized as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital means our hospital staff is trained to deliver the highest standards of clinical care when identifying and treating patients with stroke symptoms.

As part of the region’s only stroke network, we are prepared to give you the very best care possible. No matter where you live in East Tennessee, lifesaving stroke treatment is always nearby.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke happens when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted by a blocked or broken blood vessel (vein, artery, or capillary). Blood can no longer travel to the affected area, and cells begin to die.  Without prompt medical treatment, the result is lost or impaired mental and physical abilities.

BE FASTPrintable BE FAST signs of  stroke infographic

Claiborne Medical Center is Part of the Region’s Only Stroke Network

Claiborne Medical Center is part of Covenant Health,  the only network of stroke hospitals in East Tennessee. Our network has the advanced diagnostics needed to diagnose stroke and the ability to administer tPA, a medicine that breaks down stroke-causing blood clots. 

Across Covenant Health’s stroke network, more than 92% of patients who come to the emergency department with stroke symptoms are seen in less than 15 minutes.


Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.

Covenant Health’s Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center can help you and your loved one overcome disability and rediscover a satisfactory, productive lifestyle within the limits imposed by the stroke.  A team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehab psychologists (behavioral medicine), nursing staff, case managers, recreation therapists, and physiatrists make up the treatment team. The staff has extensive experience in the recovery of stroke.

Learn more about Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center.

Test Yourself

How much do you know about stroke? Take this quick assessment to test your stroke knowledge.