Jackson Hospital Announces Stroke Support Group Meeting January 6th

12/29/2014

Jackson Hospital Announces Stroke Support Group Meeting January 6th
Helping families and loved ones recover 

December 29, 2014, Marianna, FL.     Jackson Hospital announces a new community support group for those recovering from a stroke.  The first Stroke Support Group meeting takes place Tuesday, January 6th, 4pm, in the cafeteria on the ground floor of the hospital located at 4250 Hospital Drive.  Future meetings will be the first Tuesday in April, July and November.  No reservations are required and no cost to attend.

Jackson Hospital’s Stroke Support Group is facilitated by Denea Stephens, RN, Co-Director of Jackson Hospital’s Special and Progressive Care nursing units.  She says “Stroke is a medical emergency which can cause permanent loss of function that has the potential to change a person’s quality of life.” 

A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack." Through the availability of a community Stroke Support Group, Mrs. Stephens wants to the community to know its members are not alone in the journey following a stroke.

The hospital is currently pursuing its Acute Stroke Ready Certification and has available thrombolytic medications for clot-busting and tele-neurology services for any patient presenting to the ER with stroke-like symptoms.

For the past year Jackson Hospital has celebrated its Employees, Medical Staff, and Volunteers for 75 years of providing healthcare to the greater region.  The Hospital has an active medical staff of 30+ board certified physicians, continues to excel in its capabilities to meet the needs of all citizens in the area, and is located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL.  For information on hospital services, visit our website www.jacksonhosp.com .

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