Vietnam veteran Gerry Sandlin had already begun losing his hearing after years of working around helicopters in the 189th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, but a stroke in 2018 took what was left of his hearing. November 9: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News
In the Media Tag: Mobile Stroke Unit
he University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit received a more than $1 million grant on Friday. The unit was brought into service in 2016 with $3 million for three years of service. This new grant gives the unit more time to save lives. “The stroke I had I ought to been dead… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $1-million grant from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis for its mobile stroke unit. On average, the mobile stroke unit is about 72 minutes faster at treating a stroke victim than a regular ambulance. As local 24’s Tish Clark explains, those minutes can be the difference between… Read More
In treating a stroke, minutes — and even seconds — matter to preserve neurons that are vital to motor function and preserving life. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Mobile Stroke Unit, a veritable “emergency room on wheels” with hospital-grade CT imaging technology, helps lessen the time period between when a call is… Read More
The mobile stroke unit has been in operation since 2016 and has already saved many lives. On Tuesday, it earned a major seal of approval by receiving its accreditation Tuesday. In an emergency, every second counts. The team behind the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit said it can provide higher quality,… Read More
Back in 2016, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis unveiled the Mobile Stroke Unit. The unit is needed in Memphis, as stroke is more prevalent in the mid-south than other parts of the country. Tuesday, it saved Gerry Sandlin’s life. “I’ve got thrown off a few planes before, but never like that,”… Read More
“We are essentially the equivalent of a stroke center delivered to the doorstep of the patient,” said Dr. Andrei Alexandrov, University of Tennessee Health Science Center neurology professor, chairman of the neurology department and medical director of the stroke ambulance.