Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center Collaborate with the LAFD to Encourage Stroke Awareness

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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.

Event Location: LAFD Station 83, Encino

“We are honored to work together with the local LAFD to host this educational event on stroke awareness in an effort to highlight the exceptional stroke care we collaboratively provide our community,” says Dr. Sunny Bhatia, Chief Medical Officer.

(Sherman Oaks, Calif., April 12, 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 91436     

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.

Sponsors: Sherman Oaks Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Emergent Medical Associates, Blue Dog Tavern, Centre Neuro Skills, Belmont Village Encino, New York Life, All Point Home Health, Concepts for Living, Los Angeles Jewish Home / Skirball Hospice, Windsor Terrace Healthcare, Law Offices of Gerald L Kane, Sunrise Assisted Living, Lake Balboa Care Center, On-Site CPR, Providence West Valley Healthcare & Assisted Living, Studio City/Sherman Oaks/Encino NEWS

Special Guest(s): Professional Boxer, Gabriel Rosado; Live Music, Little Fish

“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.

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Encino Hospital Medical Center (EHMC) is a 150-bed nonprofit Prime Healthcare hospital located in Encino, California. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.shermanoakshospital.org.

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