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Leading stroke experts visit Craig for program

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The Colorado Stroke Alliance and The Memorial Hospital will offer an education program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital on the acute management of stroke patients. There is no registration fee and lunch is included at no charge.

People involved in the treatment of stroke patients are encouraged to attend. Staffers from the Colorado Stroke Alliance, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are scheduled to attend.

“This is an important opportunity to share the Alliance’s knowledge and training expertise with The Memorial Hospital and those engaged in stroke treatment,” said Paul Murphy, Colorado Stroke Alliance program director, in a press release issued Thursday. “The training is a great step toward saving more lives.”

The one-hour education seminar will include recent trends in stroke patient management, a presentation by a stroke expert and group discussion.

The Colorado Stroke Alliance was started in 2006 and is funded by the Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease Grants Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

More than 28 hospitals participate.

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Participation in the Stroke Alliance program is open to any frontier, rural or urban hospital in Colorado regardless of location, hospital size, bed count or patient volume.

Alliance hospitals report improved patient care and outcomes. For more information on the Wednesday workshop or the Colorado Stroke Alliance, visit http://www.coloradostroke.org.

If you go

What: Colorado Stroke Alliance/The Memorial Hospital educational seminar

When: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Platinum Conference Room at The Memorial Hospital, 785 Russell St.

The seminar will cover the acute management of stroke patients. For more information, call the Colorado Stroke Alliance at 720-974-4091.