Time Loss = Brain Loss Event Educates the Local Community About Stroke

5/28/2013

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, Mount Nittany Health and HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital partnered to bring, “Time Loss  = Brain Loss:  How to Recognize and Act on Signs of a Stroke Quickly” to the community.  More than 200 people filled the Mount Nittany Health auditorium on May 21 to attend this free, educational event.

Pete Roy, MD, neurologist, Mount Nittany Physician Group, presented information about stroke risk factors, how to recognized signs of a stroke, and treatment.   Attendees also had a demonstration of Mount Nittany Health’s Telestroke technology, which allows physicians at Mount Nittany to communicate in real time with the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.  HealthSouth therapists demonstrated and discussed the hospital’s unique rehabilitation technology available to help stroke patients in physical, occupational and speech therapy. 

Pictured from left:  Susan Hartman, CEO, HealthSouth Nittany Valley; Richard Allatt, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director, HealthSouth Nittany Valley; Pete Roy, MD, Neurologist, Mount Nittany Physician Group; and Sheila Moscone, RN, progressive care unit, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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