BOCA RATON, FL – October 18, 2018 – In recognition of World Stroke Day, the Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI)
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) will be hosting a special event
on Monday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to help spread awareness
and kick off its initiative to train 5,000 members of the community on
the signs and symptoms of stroke.
The World Stroke Day event will offer health screenings for stroke risk
and education sessions led by MNI medical staff. In addition, attendees
will have the opportunity to tour a Mobile Stroke Unit. The education
sessions will focus on recognizing the early signs and symptoms of stroke
using the B.E. F.A.S.T. technique. The B.E. F.A.S.T. acronym (Balance,
Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech and Time) is a simple way to remember the necessary
steps in identifying a stroke and providing immediate assistance.
“As a leader in stroke treatment, our Hospital has a responsibility
to ensure the community is fully educated on understanding the signs of
stroke and knows what to do if one occurs,” said Brian Snelling,
MD, Director of Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery at MNI.
“When someone is experiencing a stroke, every minute counts.”
The Honorable Scott Singer, Boca Raton Mayor, will be in attendance to
show his support and read a proclamation to further recognize World Stroke
Day’s importance to the community.
BRRH is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Regional is one of only 20
AHCA stroke centers in the state of Florida and one of only four in Palm
Beach County to receive this designation.
Studies show that hospitals designated as Comprehensive Stroke Centers
offer patients the best chance for survival and return to normal life.
Mounting research shows that stroke victims receive better treatment and
recover with fewer disabilities at such hospitals. For instance, comprehensive
stroke center recommendations require round-the-clock neurosurgical staff
and the latest technology to swiftly and accurately diagnose and treat
acute stroke victims on an emergency basis. They offer access to advanced
neuroradiological imaging and therapeutic techniques, which provides the
widest range of interventional options to stop and minimize potential
damage from a stroke.
About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an
innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot
facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four
dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative
MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography
suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.
The Institute has a staff of five neurosurgeons and nine neurologists
who represent some of the most respected clinicians in their fields and
is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (
BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty
physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology,
Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics,
Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of
which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The
Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Michael Maucker, 561.955.4706