February 20, 2018
Bowling Green, KY — Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer and the leading cause of preventable long-term disability. Each year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, accounting for over 130,000 deaths. With timely treatment and the latest medical advancements, the risk of death and disability from stroke can be lowered.
At TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, we know the importance of stroke education and bringing awareness to our community. We have partnered with the American Heart Association to be a 2018 Healthy for Good Stroke Platform Sponsor of the South Central Kentucky Heart Walk. The sponsorship will give the hospital a position of leadership in the upcoming healthy living educational events planned for Stroke Awareness Month in May. Specifically, the hospital will be involved in a Stroke awareness campaign on social media, Strokes for Stroke painting event, and Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. education program.
“A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment can make all the difference in a positive outcome,” said Dr. Jerry Roy, Chest Pain Medical Director at TriStar Greenview. “Understanding the symptoms and reacting timely can prevent potential disability or even save your life.”
TriStar Greenview has been recognized as a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This designation recognizes TriStar Greenview’s commitment to the rapid assessment, intervention, and treatment of patients exhibiting stroke symptoms and the administration of clot busting drugs to patients who meet the criteria.
For more information, please contact Andria McGregor, Marketing Coordinator at TriStar Greenview – 270-793-5104, Andria.McGregor@HCAHealthcare.com