Stroke Services

The Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger

The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is Southeast Tennessee's first and only accredited Primary Stroke Center. Erlanger earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, recognizing that the Erlanger stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

As a patient, you benefit from:

  • 24/7 rapid-response stroke team
  • 24/7 neuro imaging services
  • Region's ONLY Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Neuro-interventional radiologists
  • Dedicated Stroke Center Medical Director & Coordinator
  • Latest clinical research stroke trials

Comprehensive Stroke Quality Scorecard

Download the most recent scorecard - Includes complication rates and best demonstrated practices information.

Setting the Gold Standard

Erlanger’s Southeast Regional Stroke Center has been awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This certification recognizes hospitals offering the highest level of care for those with the most severe and challenging types of strokes and cerebrovascular disease.

Health care systems awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification are recognized for having state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with acute to the most complex stroke cases.

To achieve this certification, Erlanger’s stroke center team underwent a rigorous onsite review. The Joint Commission surveyors reviewed Erlanger’s compliance with the Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements, including advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments and staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

For more information on The Joint Commission and American Heart Association’s Advance Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center visit or

Related Services

Erlanger Hypertension Management Center

Cardiology Services

Coverage Area

With the help of LifeForce air ambulance the Southeast Regional Stroke Center serves patients in a 5,500-mile area.