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Know What to Do When a Stroke Occurs

A quick response to the signs of a stroke could help prevent life-long disability.

Join Samaritan Stroke Services Medical Director Richard Lafrance, MD, and stroke program coordinator AmieJoe Roper, RN, for a free seminar on stroke prevention. 

Two seminars will be held in May:
Thursday, May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport

Tuesday, May 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

Participants will learn helpful information about how to prevent a stroke, recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke and what to do if a stroke is suspected.

“A quick and coordinated response is key when it comes to stroke,” said Roper. “Time lost is brain lost, and patients, their family members, emergency responders and health care providers are all partners in responding to stroke. Learning to recognize the signs and signals and knowing what to do can make a huge difference. If you have concerns or a history of stroke in your family, do not miss this educational opportunity.”

Registration is required, as space is limited. Heart healthy refreshments will be provided. 

To register, visit, or call toll free, 1-855-873-0647.

The Samaritan Stroke Services team of specialists includes emergency room doctors, neurologists, nurses, speech language specialists and many others who work together to stop and reverse the damaging effects of a stroke.  For more information about Samaritan Stroke Services, call 541-768-6737.