Stroke Awareness Event to be held at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill

Time Lost is Brain Lost – Every Minute Matters

Each year, 4 out of 5 families in Wisconsin will be affected by stroke and approximately 750,000 people in the United States will suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious disability. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the chance of permanent neurological damage. Rapid intervention is crucial.

To continue raising public awareness about important stroke facts to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center is hosting “Time Lost is Brain Lost – Every Minute Matters” on Tuesday, October 26.

From 5-6:30 p.m., a stroke health fair with free limited health screenings will be offered that will include blood work for Total Cholesterol-HDL and glucose, as well as blood pressure and body mass index evaluations. The health screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and fasting is not necessary.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about stroke prevention tips, risk factors, signs and symptoms and the latest treatment options in an informative program at 6:30 p.m. featuring Mark Gaulke, MD, of Ministry Medical Group; Misty Ward, BSN, of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center’s Emergency Department and Rob J. Bohl, RN, MSN, NP, neurology nurse practitioner at Marshfield Clinic and transport nurse for Ministry’s Spirit Medical Transportation.

The free health screenings will take place at Ministry Medical Group which is located on the 4th Floor of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center. The Stroke Health Fair and Awareness Program will take place in the Lobby and Cafeteria of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center.

Pre-registration is recommended for this free event. Please call 715.539.5090 to register.

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