Building Stroke System of Care


Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0700Stroke Signs & Symptoms: Act F.A.S.T.

Learn the many warning signs of stroke. Act F.A.S.T. and call 911 immediately at any sign of stroke. Click here to post a flier in your office to teach the signs of stroke.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:00:00 -0700National Stroke Association 2013 RAISE Award Winners

RAISE (Raising Awareness In Stroke Excellence) Awards is a national awards program that annually recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights.

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0700Stroke is America’s #4 killer. Let’s not give up the fight.

Every 40 seconds, stroke claims another victim. And what many may not realize, strokes do not discriminate based on age. Sequestration is cutting NIH stroke research and jeopardizing cures – for the health of generations to come.

Calendar of Events

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:00:00 -0700VSSTF 2014 Scheduled Quarterly Meetings

The Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force will hold its 2014 quarterly meeting on the following dates:
Jan 17 in Richmond, Va,
April 25th in Roanoke, Virginia
July 18th, in a central Va location TBD
October 17th , in a central Va location to be determined

The meetings run from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. and are open to the public, but please RSVP one week in advance.
Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions so the VSS can accommodate all participants. If you would like to attend these or future meetings please contact

Monthly Feature

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0700The 6th Annual Stroke Symposium

The 6th Annual Stroke Symposium will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Mariner’s Museum from 8am to 3:30pm (brochure attached).

To register, email Marie Coad at or mail in the attached form with your check made out to "RRMC" to the address listed on the attached form.

Any questions, please contact Marie Coad at 594-2723 or Tonya Vermette at 534-6227.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0700VCU Medical Center Annual Stroke Symposium (May 16, 2014)

The VCU Annual Stroke Symposium features noted faculty and experts in the field. As an academic tertiary referral
center, VCU cares for complex stroke patients, adults to pediatrics, throughout the continuum of care from
emergency care to in-patient rehabilitation and out-patient stroke clinic. Speakers include nationally known critical
care neuroscience nurse and president of AANN, Mary Kay Bader as keynote speaker along with Stroke Medical
Director, Board certified vascular neurologists, neurosurgery endovascular interventionalist, Division Chair of
cardiology and stroke rehabilitation therapy experts. VCU is recognized by the Joint Commission as a certified
Advanced Primary Stroke Center, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Gold Plus Performance
Awardee and on the Target Stroke Honor Roll with 35 minute median door to needle time. In addition, VCU is a
certified Magnet Hospital with a Neuroscience ICU that has received the Beacon award by the AACN in recognition
for its excellence in critical care nursing.

This one-day conference will benefit healthcare professionals interested in the most current clinical practice
guidelines for acute stroke, the wide variety of acute stroke clinical presentations and treatment options including
management of seizures pre and post stroke, pediatric stroke, newest technology in preventing strokes due to atrial
fibrillation, and insight into the many roles of rehabilitation therapy including strengths of support groups. (see attached brochure for more information)