Community Stroke Education

Know the signs of a stroke

An important part of our Stroke Center mission is education for patients, EMS professionals, and the community. All patients with stroke or at high risk for stroke are offered educational materials from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Through participation in health fairs and community events, we educate the public on how to reduce the risk of stroke, how to identify stroke warning signs, and the importance of call 911 immediately when someone is experiencing warning signs. We welcome requests and inquiries from community organizations on how we can work together to raise awareness of stroke. Contact our community affairs team for more information.

In the News: Surviving a Stroke

What’s the first thing a person should do if a stroke is suspected? Dr. Hillary Cohen, chief of emergency medicine at Englewood Hospital, advises you call 911 immediately and get to a stroke center as soon as possible. She discusses with NJ Caucus’ Joanna Gagis common signs and symptoms of stroke, in which the brain isn’t getting enough blood, as well as new ways to treat this time-sensitive condition.