Good Samaritan Hospital Encourages Stroke Awareness Through Free Education Sessions

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To promote stroke awareness, Good Samaritan Hospital is providing free stroke education sessions to anyone interested in learning more about the risk factors and warning signs of a stroke.

To promote stroke awareness, Good Samaritan Hospital is providing free stroke education sessions to anyone interested in learning more about the risk factors and warning signs of a stroke.

As a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center, Good Samaritan Hospital will provide participants with invaluable information on recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke, as well as steps to take in an emergency situation. The dates, times and locations are as follows:

         •Wednesday, May 2, 2007
         10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
         Jewish Community Center
         900 Rt. 45
         New City, NY 10956
         Stroke education, blood pressure screenings and free giveaways

         •Thursday, May 3, 2007
         11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
         Rockland Community College
         145 College Rd.
         Suffern, NY 10901
         Stroke education and free giveaways

         •Friday, May 4, 2007
         10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
         Good Samaritan Hospital
         255 Lafayette Ave.
         Suffern, NY 10901
         Stroke education, blood pressure screenings and free giveaways

All information sessions are free to attend and open to the public. For more information please call, Barbara Demundo at (845) 368-5545.

Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., one of the nation's leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information about the stroke program at Good Samaritan Hospital, or any of its programs, visit their website at http://www.GoodSamHosp.org, or contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000.

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