Jody Telfair-Richards

Jody Telfair-Richards had a great routine going. She’d wake up, read in bed, then practice Tai Chi. But, one morning, that routine was disrupted when she felt a jolt in her arm and began having a stroke. She was unable to speak. She was terrified.

After arriving at LincolnHealth, Jody’s condition was immediately relayed to Maine Medical Center through the MaineHealth Telestroke Network. Jody then received a clot-busting tPA injection and was transferred to Maine Medical Center, where she continued to receive care from stroke experts.

“I am a truly lucky person to be located near a small local hospital with emergency treatment available to me” explained Jody. “Had I been forced to wait until after the long ambulance ride for the tPA treatment, I may well not have recovered.”

Today, her days remain filled with good books, teaching, and practicing Tai Chi in her personal studio. Her outlook is stronger than ever.

LincolnHealth

With campuses in the coastal communities of Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, Maine, LincolnHealth is a full-service healthcare system with more than 1,000 full and part-time employees. LincolnHealth is the largest employer in Lincoln County. Learn More About LincolnHealth

MaineHealth Telestroke Network

When you're having a stroke, getting the right treatment quickly is very important. But many local hospitals do not have stroke experts on site. The MaineHealth Telestroke Network connects you and your local emergency care team with a stroke expert using two-way videoconferencing. The stroke expert can assess your condition remotely and recommend the best care plan. Learn More About Telestroke