KINGSBROOK HOSTS STROKE SCREENING WEEK JULY 22-26
Kingsbrook will host a special stroke screening week from in the Vascular
Laboratory on July 22-26th from 11:00-2:00pm. This special initiative
is part of Kingsbrook’s
Best Health School outreach effort and is designed to increase access to early detection
and education initiatives that surround chronic diseases most pervasive
in the community. All screenings are free and no prior appointment is
needed. The Vascular lab can be easily accessed at 585 Schenectady Avenue
between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road in the Katz building, 4th floor.
Brooklyn has the highest rates of coronary heart disease, congestive heart
disease, hypertensive disease, and stroke hospitalizations compared to
the state and the rest of the city. According to the National Stroke Association,
African Americans, have higher stroke risks and stroke occurrence at an
With these important factors in mind, Kingsbrook is committed to advancing
stroke prevention and treatment options for the central Brooklyn community.
In 2019 Kingsbrook received the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. This honor recognizes the hospital’s commitment
to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment
according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Additionally,
Kingsbrook specializes in stroke rehabilitation and has a designated Stroke
Center implemented in its Emergency Department. Kingsbrook’s ER
is fully equipped with tele-stroke capabilities, a 2-way, video conferencing
system with stroke/neurology specialists.