Munson Healthcare - Stroke Awareness
As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Munson Healthcare offers a virtual presentation covering the disease that each year touches more than 750,000 Americans.
Kersti Bruining, M.D., neurologist and Munson Medical Center Stroke Program medical director, will discuss stroke prevention tips, warning signs, and stroke treatment options. The presentation will also cover the impact of COVID-19 on stroke and how to reduce overall stroke risk.
The stroke awareness discussion will stream live Thursday, May 6 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Munson Healthcare’s Facebook page: facebook.com/munsonhc. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association honored Munson Medical Center with its Get with The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award as well as the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Awards in 2020.
- The Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite-Plus Award recognizes door-to-treatment time for administering clot-dissolving medication.
- The Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award reflecting quality comprehensive care of the stroke patient.
Munson Healthcare also offers minimally invasive interventional treatment as part of the health system’s new Endovascular Stroke Program. Learn more at munsonhealthcare.org/stroke.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.