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West Florida Healthcare to Offer Free “Stroke Awareness Day” Program

April 15, 2013

Pensacola, FL – In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, West Florida Healthcare is offering a FREE “Stroke Awareness Dayprogram on Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the 7th Floor Auditorium of West Florida Hospital, 8383 North Davis Highway. 

Glennal Verbois, M.D.Patricia Manhire, D.O.Keena Risola, D.O.

This unique community education opportunity will be presented by three physicians who are specialists in diagnosing and treating stroke.  The topics they will cover include: 

  • “Stroke is Preventable” – Keena Risola, D.O., Neurology
  • “Stroke is Treatable” – Patricia Manhire, D.O., Emergency Medicine
  • “Stroke is Beatable” – Glennal Verbois, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

During their presentations, the physicians will discuss how to identify signs and symptoms of a stroke, risk factor modification, and recommendations for a healthier lifestyle.  In addition, how to activate emergency medical services and the emergency treatment process will also be discussed.

To register for “Stroke Awareness Day, call (850) 494-3212.

West Florida Healthcare has offered this annual stroke screening as a service to the community since 2001.  West Florida Healthcare has been awarded “Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers” by The Joint Commission.