Good Shepherd to Host Free Stroke Risk Screening on May 295/5/2008
The Event Is in Recognition of May as National Stroke Awareness Month
May 5, 2008
Allentown—Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will conduct a free stroke risk screening from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 29, at the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown. To schedule an appointment, call 610-776-3393.
The screenings will include a check of height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar, cholesterol and carotid bruits (a check of blood flow through the carotid artery). There will also be a medical history evaluation, a personal stroke risk assessment and further stroke awareness education provided. It is recommended that participants fast for one hour prior to the blood sugar and cholesterol testing.
The event is sponsored by Heath Network Laboratories. Free, convenient parking is located in the Good Shepherd parking garage on South Fifth Street or by using the free valet service, available at the main entrance to the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center.
Good Shepherd's stroke rehabilitation program is the region's only CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited stroke rehabilitation program. The program provides inpatient and outpatient services to stroke patients and their caregivers. For more information on the Good Shepherd Stroke Rehabilitation Program, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org or call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422).
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 15 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.