Halifax Health to Present Stroke Awareness Event

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 27, 2017) –

WHAT:                                  

Halifax Health Stroke Awareness Event

WHEN & WHERE:            

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 4 to 6 p.m.

Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach

France Tower, Meeting Room E

303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Daytona Beach    

DETAILS:                             

In observance of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, Halifax Health is hosting this free community event.  Attendees will learn how to prevent strokes, the signs of a stroke and more.

The event will feature presentations by healthcare professionals, including vascular and interventional radiologist Scott Klioze, M.D. and registered dietitian Stacey Scrabis.  There will also be an opportunity for attendees to have their blood pressure checked. 

In addition, Halifax Health healthcare professionals will be on-hand with information on the services provided by the hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, as well as the Diabetes Education and Rehabilitation departments.  A representative from the American Stroke Association will also be in attendance. 

A light, healthy dinner will be served.  To RSVP for this free event, go to halifaxhealth.org/strokeawareness or call 386.425.4545.  

BACKGROUND:                

According to the National Stroke Association:

  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. 
  • There are nearly seven million stroke survivors in the U.S. 
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.          

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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