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Free stroke screenings during the month of May

4/20/2011 1:00:00 AM


May is Stroke Awareness Month; screenings help people identify stroke risk factors


WHAT:    As the number one cause of death in the United States and an occurrence that happens every 40 seconds, stroke kills more than 137,000 people each year. This is why the month of May is dedicated to national stroke awareness. Five Abrazo Health Care Hospitals in the Valley are focusing on the importance of stroke screenings in partnership with the American Stroke Association.


Members of the community are invited to attend this free screening to asses their risk for stroke. Participants can have vital signs and blood glucose levels checked and evaluated, receive a Bruit check (to listen for any blockage), a risk factor assessment performed by a neurologist, a consultation with a pharmacist to review current medications, and receive stroke education and information. There are a limited number of spaces available and people are encouraged to 1-888-3ABRAZO to reserve a spot.


                        WHERE:   West Valley Hospital - 13677 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, 85395

                            Monday, May 2

                            8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

                            Phoenix Baptist Hospital - 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, 85015

                Wednesday, May 11 
                8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

                Maryvale Hospital - 5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, 85031

                Tuesday, May 17 
                8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

                Paradise Valley Hospital - 3929 E. Bell Rd,. Phoenix, 85032
                Friday, May 20 
                1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

                Arizona Heart Hospital - 1930 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, 85016

                Saturday, May 21

                7 a.m. to 10 a.m.


                Arrowhead Hospital - 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, 85308
                Thursday, May 26 
                8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

HOW:       Call 1-888-3ABRAZO to reserve a space


                        COST:      FREE


About Abrazo Health Care

As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 70 employed physicians in 19 Valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.




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