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6/7/2018

Free Stroke Screenings June 2018


Green Bay – Stroke, a disease that affects arteries leading to and within the brain, is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age – men and women of all ages and races. The good news is, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
 
On Monday, June 25 and Friday, June 29, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and Prevea Health will offer free stroke screenings. Participants will meet with a registered nurse who will check their blood pressure and pulse, review their stroke history and provide education to help control personal risk factors for stroke.  The details for each stroke screening event are as follows:
 
Monday, June 25
  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center – 1726 Shawano Ave. in Green Bay
    • Conference Rooms C, D, E – lower level
  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Free, but appointments must be made in advance by calling (920) 272-1610
               
Friday, June 29
  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital – 835 S. Van Buren St. in Green Bay
    • In the Cancer Center, by Webster Ave. entrance
  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Free, but appointments must be made in advance by calling (920) 272-1610
 
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and Prevea Health encourage everyone to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of stroke, as early recognition and treatment of stroke are crucial to preventing disability and death. Click here to learn more about how the acronym “BE FAST” can help to identify stroke warning signs.
 
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
 
About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 80 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.
 

Media Contacts


Angela Deja
Public Relations Coordinator
angela.deja@hshs.org
(920) 272-3360

Dana Jermstad
Senior Communications and Public Relations Manager
dana.jermstad@hshs.org
(920) 429-1752
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