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CentraCare Hosting Events, Sharing Education for Stroke Awareness Month

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For May, CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital is lit up in purple to highlight Stroke Awareness Month. In Minnesota, stroke is a leading cause of disability and impacts over 100,000 individuals across the state.

Annually, more than 12,000 Minnesotans are hospitalized for stroke care. CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital provides care for over 1,000 patients who need evaluation, diagnosis and care for a potential stroke each year.

Remember BE FAST!

  • Balance loss
  • Eyesight changes
  • Face weakness
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time is brain

When you or someone you love has a stroke, fast access to the best possible stroke care is critical to minimizing disability and preventing death.

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital is known for its exceptional, cutting-edge stroke care, and is one of the few hospitals to perform a revolutionary and life-saving procedure called a thrombectomy, which can greatly improve the outcome of patients suffering a severe stroke.

The Stroke Center is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, meaning that St. Cloud Hospital provides the highest level of treatment and care available for stroke patients, including advanced neuro-interventional radiology, neurosurgery and neuro-critical care services.

To reduce your risk of stroke, regulate your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.

CentraCare will be hosting two community events during Stroke Awareness Month:

Let’s Talk About Stroke: Risk Factors, Your Lifestyle and Q&A

Learn more about stroke and get your questions answered from CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Specialist Brittney Huisinga, DNP, at 9:30 a.m. May 17 at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. Call 320-255-5791 to RSVP.

Strides for Stroke

CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center is joining the Minnesota Stroke Association’s Strides for Stroke on at 10 a.m. May 20 at CentraCare Plaza in St. Cloud. You can register for the walk here: