May is National Stroke Awareness Month. St. Mary Medical Center is hosting a Stroke Symposium on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Four informative lectures will take place that day:
9 am – Emergency Medicine, Stroke, and TPA
Daniel Kowalzyk, D.O.
Medical Director, Emergency Department
10 am – Cardiovascular Disease and Cholesterol
Zlatan Stepanovic, M.D.
Medical Director ICU, Director Heart Failure Clinic
11 am – Stroke and TIA
Mark Simaga, M.D.
Neurologist, Medical Staff President
12 pm – Rehabilitation and Stroke Support
Stephen Karol, M.D.
Medical Director, Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Valori Kolarczyk, R.N.
Program Director, Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Free health screenings will also be offered:
- Lipid Profile Screening*
- Glucose Screening*
- Body Composition
- Bone Density
- Blood Pressure
- *12 hour fasting recommended
Stroke education booths will be provided by a variety of healthcare specialists and leaders in the areas of stroke prevention, detection, and treatment. Raffle prizes and refreshments will also be available!
Held in the Auditorium and conference rooms at St. Marys. Enter through the Patient Tower on the west side of hospital.
This event is free, but registration is necessary in advance. Please call 219.836.3477 or toll free at 1.866.836.3477.