What You Need To Know About Strokes Is Topic Of Vintage House Panel Discussion
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Vintage House, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Hospital, will hold a panel discussion on July 18 to provide information on recognizing stroke symptoms and what to do in the event of a stroke. The panel will also address audience questions about emergency care.
Participating on the panel are: Jasper Schmidt, MD, SVH Medical Director of Emergency Medicine; Danielle Jones, BSN, RN, HACP, SVH Director of Quality and Risk Management; and Mary Ann Mahoney, RN, SVH Stroke Coordinator
The talk is open to the community without charge and will be held in Room 105 at Vintage House, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Thursday, July 18 and again on Thursday, August 8. Vintage House is located at 264 1st Street East.
Sonoma Valley Hospital is now designated as an “Acute Stroke Ready Hospital” by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and, in collaboration with UCSF Health, provides Sonoma Valley residents with 24/7 access to acute stroke care.
Certification is given to hospitals that meet high standards of care for the initial treatment of stroke patients when quick action and proper medication can save lives and limit the long-term disabling effects of a stroke. Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals are certified to provide immediate care for strokes, including life-saving medications, and then transport the patient to a primary or comprehensive stroke center.
For more information about strokes, visit sonomavalleyhospital.org/strokeready