15 Minutes of Your Time Could Save Your Life
PHOENIX (May 4, 2012) – Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. As part of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center will offer a free stroke check to keep folks informed of the dangers of stroke. Stroke Check is a community screening program designed to identify persons who may be at risk of stroke.
According to the National Stroke Association, Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability. And strokes don’t just occur in older folks- nearly one quarter of strokes occur in people under the age of 65.
Banner Good Samaritan’s free 15-minute screening will include:
- Written stroke risk assessment
- Pulse and Blood pressure checks
- Cholesterol/glucose screening
- Review of results by a physician
- Free Stroke Check Event
- Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Cafeteria - 1111 E. McDowell Rd. - Lower Level 2
- Spanish speakers will be available at the event
- Screenings are first come, first serve, but appointments are available: 602-839-6533
Banner Good Samaritan's Stroke Program is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center with certification by the Joint Commission, and has been awarded the "Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award" by the American Stroke and American Heart Associations for its success in treating stroke patients.
To make an appointment for a free Stroke Check assessment or to get more information, contact Banner Good Samaritan’s Neuro Science Clinic: 602-839-6533.