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Team and Locations

Our Team

Our stroke care team, specially trained in the treatment of neurological disorders, is available 24/7 to deliver a multidisciplinary approach specifically tailored to each patient. In order to ensure optimum patient care and recovery, our team provides support and education to both the patient and their family members. Our expert rehabilitation team delivers advanced stroke rehabilitation programs and therapies on an in-patient and out-patient basis.


Amy Couvillion RN, BSN

  • Director, Saint Thomas Health System Stroke and Telestroke Program

Dr. Frank LaFranchise

  • Neurologist and Neurosciences Medical Director


Laura Frank, RN, BSN, MA
  • Quality Coordinator/Stroke program
  • Clinical Quality Documentation Specialist

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Stroke Team

Neil Jhamb, MD
Jodie Richter, RN, BSN
  • Coordinator
  • (615) 284-3918



Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Stroke Team

Jessica Thomas, MD
Vanessa Tseng, MD
Sylvia McLaughlin BSN, CNRN

Saint Thomas West Hospital Stroke Team

Dr. Frank LaFranchise

Dr. Missy Baker

Michelle Kearney, ANCP-BC


Saint Thomas Health Stroke System Stroke Program

Amy Couvillion RN, BSN
Laura Frank, RN, BSN, MA
Saint Thomas Health Telestroke