Certified stroke center in Davidson County

When you need advanced stroke care, our team of stroke specialists at TriStar Skyline Medical Center is here for you. We are proud to be recognized as Tennessee's first Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This means we are able to provide the highest level of stroke care possible.

If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.

Stroke symptoms

It is important to understand the symptoms of a stroke so you can act quickly. Symptoms often occur suddenly and can include:

  • A severe headache with no known cause
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness or loss of coordination
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Trouble speaking or understanding

Stroke treatments we offer

We are committed to using the latest advancements in technology to deliver comprehensive stroke care. Our team offers a wide range of treatment options for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, including:

  • Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)
  • Intra-arterial tPA
  • Mechanical embolectomy
  • Cerebral stenting
  • Coiling or clipping of aneurysms
  • Stealth-guided hematoma evacuation
  • Ventricular drainage (acute and chronic)


TriStar Skyline serves as the hub for TriStar Health’s telemedicine network. This remote technology gives stroke patients access to an instantaneous evaluation by a neurologist specializing in stroke care upon their arrival at a TriStar Health emergency room.

Telemedicine gives patients access to stroke care where it otherwise may not be available. As a result, it helps cut down on the critical time it takes to transfer a patient or wait for a stroke specialist to arrive in the ER.

Stroke rehabilitation

After you or a loved one has a stroke, comprehensive follow-up care is crucial for a successful recovery. As a Stroke Specialty Program as accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we are able to provide advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation services to stroke patients.

Our certified rehabilitation nurses, therapists and physicians are specially trained to help you or a loved one recover from a stroke. We create a recovery plan tailored to your needs, whether that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and/or recreational therapy.

Features of our inpatient rehab program include:

  • Neuropsychologist services
  • 24/7 medical and emergency care in a hospital setting
  • Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists
To reach our inpatient rehabilitation department, please call (615) 769-7300.

Getting to the ER

The ER at TriStar Skyline provides comprehensive stroke care when time is critical. We are located in the back of the hospital.

To get to the ER entrance, follow the signs to the walk-in emergency entrance. We offer free parking right next to the walk-in ER entrance.

TriStar Skyline Medical Center Stroke Outcomes

As the first Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center in Tennessee, TriStar Skyline Medical Center has consistently provided high-quality, advanced stroke care for patients.

Stroke data report
January-December 2020
Measure TriStar Skyline Medical Center Benchmark
Percent of ischemic stroke patients receiving intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy during the hospital stay who have a time from hospital arrival to initiation of thrombolytic therapy administration (door-to-needle) of 60 minutes or less. 98.6% 85.4% All Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) hospitals.
Rapid treatment with IV Alteplase (tPA) has been demonstrated to improve recovery after a stroke and assist in decreasing long term disability from an ischemic stroke. Median Door-to-IV tPA:36 Minutes* (All cases included) American Heart Association Goal: Door-to-IV tPA 80 minutes or less.
A cerebral arteriogram, also known as a cerebral angiogram, is an imaging test that uses x-rays and dye to see arteries in the neck and head. This test is used to see how blood moves through the arteries or damaged arteries. Diagnostic Cerebral Angiogram Complication Rate: 0% Joint Commission Standard: 24-Hour Post-Procedure Stroke and Death Rate of Less Than or Equal to 1% for Diagnostic Catheter Angiography.

Stroke at TriStar Health

A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.

Learn about Stroke