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Kingsbrook Hosts Stroke Screening Week April 16th-20th

03/14/2018

Kingsbrook will offer free stroke screenings and education from April 16 to the 20th, 11:00am- 2:00pm in the Vascular Laboratory, Katz building 4th floor on the medical center’s main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road. Kingsbrook’s free screening program provides access to detection opportunities for the under and uninsured of the community. The screening program is part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and early detection efforts and is offered via Kingsbrook’s Best Health School.

Kingsbrook has received the Gold Stroke Award for the past several years, an honor that 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. The center is fully equipped with tele-stroke capabilities, a 2-way, video conferencing system with stroke/neurology specialists.

“Knowing your risk factors is key to prevention,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at Kingsbrook. “Stroke is very prevalent in our community and as such , we are happy to provide these early detection efforts.”

For more information on our monthly screening schedule for 2017, visit our website at www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.