DANSVILLE – In an effort to increase awareness in the community about the various aspects of stroke, Noyes Health will be holding a free, informative presentation titled “Stroke Basics: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment.” According to Cynthia Oswald, Director of Public Relations, Marketing, and the Foundation at Noyes Health, the program is designed not only to increase families’ awareness and preparedness for stroke if it happens to a family member, but to take the next step in certifying Noyes Health to bus patients who are actively having strokes to the hospital.
The program will take place Monday, November 17 at 7p.m. in the Noyes Hospital Conference Rooms on the lower level of the hospital, at 111 Clara Barton Street in Dansville. All are welcome and encouraged to go, since you never know when a family member, especially older family members, may have a stroke without warning.
“Our goal is to receive stroke center certification,” said “A little known fact is that hospitals have to be certified to have ambulances bring stroke victims into the hospital. Noyes Health is actively working towards getting this certification, and this workshop was prepared with an eye towards that.”
Primary Stroke Center Certification is awarded to hospitals that meet standards required to support better outcomes for stroke victims. The certification is awarded through a partnership between the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission, the country’s largest independent healthcare evaluation organization.
The presentation will be hosted by the highly accredited Ann M. Leonhardt, M.S., R.N., ANP-BC. Leonhardt is the Medical Program Coordinator for the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center.
The seminar will be an excellent opportunity to raise community awareness and readiness for stroke. Oswald added that pre-registration for the talk is preferred but not required, and that anyone interested can call (585) 335-4249.