Encino, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2016
The Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center on April 30 will partner with the Los Angeles Fire Department and community groups throughout the San Fernando Valley for a Chili Cook-Off & Stroke Awareness event to help educate and deliver better healthcare to the community.
The focus of the event is to raise awareness and provide information about stroke risk factors, and what to do in a stroke emergency. It will also include information about how best to care for loved ones who may have suffered a stroke.
The Chili Cook-Off & Stroke Awareness event will provide free chili tastings, a salad truck, free blood pressure checks and information designed to increase community health. The event will also offer feature face painters, live music, LAFD and LAPD displays, a silent auction, free home safety items and more.
What: Chili Cook-Off & Stroke Awareness in the San Fernando Valley
Who: Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center
Los Angeles Fire Department
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
Neighbors and community groups
Where: LAFD Station 83, 4960 Balboa Blvd., Encino 91316
When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. The Chili Cook-Off & Stroke Awareness event coordinates with the hospitals’ initiatives to help promote and recognize stroke awareness.
“Our staff, physicians and emergency department personnel all share a passion for providing compassionate care and clinical excellence to all patients,” says Dr. Sunny Bhatia, Chief Medical Officer of Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center. “We are honored to work together with the LAFD and our local EMS professionals to host this educational event on stroke awareness in an effort to highlight the exceptional stroke care we collaboratively provide our community.”
Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center are recent new recipients of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval © and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
For more event information, please visit http://www.sfvstrokeawareness.com.
Encino Hospital Medical Center (EHMC) is a 150-bed nonprofit Prime Healthcare hospital located in Encino, California. It is staffed with 330 physicians and 420 professional support staff. Servicing the greater San Fernando Valley, Encino Hospital provides 24/7 emergency services in addition to a wide range of highly specialized medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Their state-of-the-art geriatric services include a geriatric Senior ER, Comprehensive Senior Care Program, Geriatric Inpatient Wing, and Gero-Psychiatric Inpatient Services. Attracting many world-class physicians, their professional clinical teams use an interdisciplinary approach to ensure comprehensive care for each patient. For more information please visit http://www.encinomed.org.
Sherman Oaks Hospital (SOH) is a 153-bed nonprofit Prime Healthcare community hospital centrally located in Sherman Oaks, California. Serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley, SOH endeavors to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient, compassionate and cost effective manner. Staffed with over 700 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital and its wound center are known for advanced technology and provide 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, diagnostic, and hyperbaric medicine services to improve and save lives. For more information, please visit http://www.shermanoakshospital.org.