RENOWN HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
Renown Institute for Neurosciences, the region’s first certified comprehensive stroke center, is committed to providing patients and family members with the tools, information and support services they need. As part of that commitment, the Stroke Support Group that meets monthly to help patients and families respond to the stress o
The group will meet this month from 6 to 7 p.m., April 11, at the Renown Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria Boardroom, 1495 Mill St., Reno.
Stroke Support Group meetings are designed so that attendees can enjoy camaraderie, moral support and sharing of information and advice from each other and from guest speakers. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. Topics vary monthly. For a complete schedule or more information about Stroke Support Groups contact 775-982-6201.
About the comprehensive stroke center
Renown Health Comprehensive Stroke Center was the first in Nevada to earn the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s largest healthcare standards-setting and accrediting body. The Joint Commission awarded Renown Comprehensive Stroke Center its Primary Stroke Center Certification.
This Gold Seal of Approval designates Renown as the regional leader in providing stroke prevention education and treatment—including outreach to rural community partners. The Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on a rigorous, daylong, on-site review of Renown’s Stroke Center and recognizes the center’s exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients.
Nationally each year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. It is the nation’s third leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center provides the latest treatment options and works to educate the entire northern Nevada community on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. In addition, the stroke center has been nationally recognized as a model for other communities for its work to bring faster treatment to stroke patients in rural areas.