Stroke doctors at Erlanger Health System were all smiles as they stood before their colleagues in a conference room on Tuesday.

“As you can see, we’re in a very celebratory mood,” said Dr. Blaise Baxter, chief neurointerventional radiologist at the hospital. “This is a historic day, and it represents the culmination of work we’ve done since 1999.”

Historic is a word “we don’t use lightly,” said Dr. Tom Devlin, chairman of Erlanger’s neurosciences department. Continue Reading