Evangelical's Stroke Program Supported by Gift From The Robinson Family

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 04/02 2014 01:47AM

Updated 04/02 2014 01:52AM

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Stroke Program was recently presented with a gift of $17,500 from the Robinson Family. The family holds an annual golf tournament in memory of their mother, Doris Sharadin Robinson, to honor her lifetime of commitment and involvement with her community. The annual tournament, which began in 2005, was held during the summer of 2013 and over the years has donated over $60,000 to many local charities.

The proceeds from the 2013 tournament will go toward Evangelical’s Primary Stroke Center. Stroke Centers offer 24/7 multidisciplinary care including emergency medicine, laboratory, radiology, and neurosurgery consultation. At Evangelical’s primary stroke center, patient-centered care continues from inpatient care through rehabilitation services and is overseen by neurologist John E. Rice, MD, as medical director.

Each year, more than 795,000 people experience a stroke, making it the nation's fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. The initial care received by a patient in the early stages of stroke determines the extent to which the resulting damage will affect the rest of the patient’s life. Evangelical’s Primary Stroke Center is in place to make sure stroke patients receive the needed care as quickly as possible.

(Information from Deanna Hollenbach
Public Relations/Communications Manager
Evangelical Community Hospital

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