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Public Presentation Set for Stroke Awareness Month

Local neurologist to discuss rehabilitation for stroke patients

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 1, 2012) – May is Stroke Awareness Month, and as part of this national observance, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is hosting a free presentation Wednesday, May 16, called “What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke?” Dr. Thomas Banas, a neurologist with Fort Wayne Neurology and medical director of Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, will be the keynote speaker and answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Banas will cover:

• How to recognize stroke symptoms and when to call for help
• How to reduce stroke risk factors
• Updates on treatment options for stroke

This hour-long presentation will take place between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served. Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is located at 7970 W. Jefferson Blvd., on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne first opened its doors in 1993 and is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has also received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its inpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs, as well as its stroke specialty program.

In 2012, Rehabilitation Hospital also received its first CARF accreditation for its brain injury program, joining only five other programs in Indiana with this specific designation.


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