From left, Stuart Miller with North Oaks Health System reviews warning
signs of a stroke with Eloise Perkins of Hammond at the Greenfield Baptist
Church women’s health fair held today.
From left, North Oaks Stroke Team member Jan Takewell consults with Barbara
West of Hammond about her personal stroke risk at the Macedonia Baptist
Church health fair.
—North Oaks Health System sponsored complimentary stroke risk assessments
at health fairs held today at Greenfield Baptist Church and Macedonia
Baptist Church, both in Hammond. To request a presentation or screening
at your next community event or meeting, call the North Oaks Education
Department at (985) 230-5723.
Once every 40 seconds, an American has a stroke. Many put off getting
the immediate medical attention that may minimize brain damage and prevent
permanent disability. North Oaks Health System is working to change this
trend by building awareness of stroke’s warning signs and the importance
of seeking immediate medical attention through the Get With The Guidelines®—Stroke program.
Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) was developed by the American Stroke Association
and the American Heart Association to help hospitals align with best practices
and achieve better outcomes for stroke patients.