“I thought I was fast.
They were faster and saved my life.”

Todd McClay, Heart Attack Survivor

Knox Community Hospital recently received full Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Our evidence-based, protocol-driven approach to cardiac patient care allows our clinicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack.

This accreditation reflects the hard work and dedication of an entire team of providers, from cardiologists to Emergency Department clinicians to first responders. It’s just one more example of our community coming together and making a significant difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors.   




F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away.

F.A.S.T. is:

FFace Drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?


AArm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?


SSpeech Difficulty

Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?


TTime to call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.