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Foundation advancing Stroke Care for Rio Grande Valley

Jul 13, 2018
HARLINGEN/BROWNSVILLE – When a stroke occurs in a patient, every second matters.  Each second that passes can impact a patient’s survival rate and physical capacity.  Valley Baptist continues to make advances in stroke research and education through The Stroke Research and Education Foundation.  

The Stroke Research and Education Foundation provides stroke education and programs to Cameron County stroke survivors, caregivers and the healthcare community.  

“This year, proceeds from the fourth-annual “Red Ball” will benefit The Stroke Research and Education Foundation to continue to make advancements in stroke care, said Dr. Ameer E. Hassan, DO, FAHA, FSVIN, Head of the Neuroscience Department, Director of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and Director of Clinical Neuroscience Research at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and serves on the Red Ball planning committee. 

In addition to the “Red Ball”, the Third Annual South Texas Comprehensive Stroke Care Symposium will take place this Friday and Saturday on South Padre Island, for healthcare providers working towards advancing stroke care and prevention.
“We want to continue to make progress on stroke outcomes and ensure that we advance treatment for our patients of the Rio Grande Valley.” said Hassan

Valley Baptist Health System remains the “Primary Stroke Center” in the Rio Grande Valley.  

Those who would like more information on the gala may e-mail Information is also available on Facebook, by searching for “The Red Ball-Benefitting Education to Stop Stroke in the RGV.” 

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