HOBART | To raise awareness and provide educational information during National Stroke Awareness Month to the public concerning stroke and other neurological and cardiovascular events, St. Mary Medical Center is holding their 4th annual Stroke Symposium. The FREE event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.
Informative lectures from physicians and staff will be presented on stroke-related topics including Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, Cardiology and Acute Rehabilitation (please see the schedule below).
- 9 am - Stroke is an Emergency, Daniel Kowalzyk, D.O., Medical Director, Emergency department
- 9:30 am - Cardiac Issues Related to Stroke, Zlatan Stepanovic, M.D., Medical Director ICU, director Heart Failure Clinic
- 10:30 am - Stroke 101, Mark Simaga, M.D., Neurologist, medical director of the Stroke Center
- 11:30 am - Diabetes Related to Stroke, Amaka Nweke, M.D. & Jennifer Dochee, M.D., St. Mary Medical Center Hospitalists
- 12 pm - Recovering After a Stroke, Acute Rehabilitation Team, Valori Kolarczyk, MS CCC-SLP, Program Director, Acute Rehabilitation Unit
- 12:30 pm - Get Your Plate in Shape, Chef Ryan C. Smith, Production Supervisor/Chef
In addition to the presentations, the fair will include free screenings and a vendor fair highlighting various healthcare resources available to the community. Free health screenings include lipid profile and A1C screening, finger-stick glucose screening, body composition, bone density, and blood pressure. (12-hour fasting recommended for lipid profile and glucose screening.)
Registration for the FREE stroke symposium is necessary in advance by calling 219-836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477.