Stroke Awareness

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We’re helping you stay on top of the latest in care and support.

Stroke can affect anyone and the sooner stroke is treated, the better the odds of survival and a full recovery. We work to make more people aware that stroke threatens millions of lives - young and old, male and female, from every background. At the same time, stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.

Dignity Health is here for you or your loved one if you want to find more information on how to attend post-stroke programs, caregiver support groups or other classes and events: see www.dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional/classes-events or call the Resource Link, 480.728.5414.

We are grateful to the generous donors who support our stroke care programs and invite you to get involved if you are interested, as continued support is needed.

Below are a few important updates from our stroke programs.

MGMC team recognized for excellence.

The MGMC Stroke team (pictured above) received a recognition certificate from Ron Loomis, Regional Director of Quality Improvement Initiatives for the Western States Affiliates of the American heart/American Stroke Association. Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert are both Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus stroke centers, certified by the American Stroke Association as performing above the national standards for stroke treatment. Our facilities are the place you want to go if someone in your family suddenly experiences stroke symptoms. You will get care that follows all of the best practices and standards.

Stroke camp 2021 a success.

Stroke Camp is reported by participants to be a wonderful experience where both survivor and caregiver relax, refresh and retreat from their health issues and from the daily tasks of caregiving. People arrive nervous, stressed and ready for a break. They leave invigorated with new friends and new experiences. Thanks to donors of the Power of the Purse event, the team at Arizona Ballroom Champions, and many other generous donors, the room, board, food, recreation and nursing care are all provided at a minimal cost to both survivor and caregivers. Scholarships are available so that camp is free of charge to anyone in need. This year, two Stroke Camps will be managed by Retreat and Refresh, supported by volunteers, and will be offered at both the beginning and the end of summer. Survivors of Brain Tumors (or TBI) can call the foundation for information on other retreat experiences.

Stroke awareness videos help educate the public.

These videos are great examples of the impact of stroke awareness, treatment and rehabilitation. We invite you to share them with your loved ones.