HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Let’s Talk About Stroke

Posted April 20, 2012, at 10:01 a.m.
Last modified April 20, 2012, at 11:44 a.m.
Eileen Hawkins, RN, MSN, CNRN, Stroke Program coordinator at Pen Bay Medical Center.
Eileen Hawkins, RN, MSN, CNRN, Stroke Program coordinator at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove, Suite 3, Rockport, ME

For more information: Patty Kitchen; 596-8950; penbaymedicalcenter.org/pickercenter

Do you know the warning signs and what to do in the event of a stroke?

Learn about symptoms, treatment options and what you can do about stroke prevention at this free, community education program that could save your life.

Eileen Hawkins, RN, program coordinator for the Primary Stroke Center at Pen Bay Medical Center, will define stroke, talk about risk factors and provide local and national stroke statistics.

The talk is May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance by calling: 596-8950.

Eileen Hawkins enjoys speaking with the community and was instrumental, along with Dr. Robert Stein, in building the Pen Bay Primary Stroke Program. Pen Bay has been a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center since 2007. This certification of distinction is awarded to hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke.

For more information about awareness and the prevention of strokes, visit the Primary Stroke Center website at: pbmc.org/stroke.

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