By appointment only; call (920) 272-1610
Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and Prevea Health will host free stroke screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Prevea Ashwaubenon Health Center.
At the free stroke screenings, participants will meet with a Stroke Center registered nurse who will:
- Check blood pressure and pulse
- Check fasting cholesterol and glucose (blood sugar) levels
- Review stroke history
- Provide stroke education to help control person risk factors for stroke
“Many people think strokes are just something that a grandparent experiences in their later years, but a stroke can happen to anyone at any age,” said Sarah Badalamenti, Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist at HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s hospitals. “The good news is that up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. All that’s required is a desire to take control and learn about – and manage – your risk factors.”
The screenings will take place, by appointment only, in the Lulloff Conference Room of the Prevea Ashwaubenon Health Center located at 2500 S. Ashland Ave. Participants should enter through Western Racquet & Fitness Club. To schedule a free stroke screening for this event on Nov. 4, please call (920) 272-1610.
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals’ primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states - Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across northern, eastern and western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.