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Outreach strengthens stroke care throughout region

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Jennifer Curry, BSN, RN, CCRNThe region’s emergency medical responders are well trained to deal with stroke, partly because of Jennifer Curry, RN. As outreach coordinator for Upstate’s Comprehensive Stroke Program, Curry helps keep EMS teams and outlying hospitals abreast of the latest information on stroke and whether a patient needs to be transferred to Upstate. She also has an easy-to-remember way for the general public to recognize and deal with a possible stroke in a loved one.


Group helps stroke patients avoid social isolation

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Carrie Garcia, MSA stroke can damage a person’s ability to perform many day-to-day functions, which can lead to social isolation, according to Carrie Garcia, MS, speech language pathologist with the Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine Department at Upstate Medical University. Partnering with a nearby hospital, she helped create a stroke support group that provides patients, loved ones and caregivers with a way to find information and emotional support as well as to socialize and express themselves.


Hemorrhagic stroke — one patient’s experience and recovery

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPHWarren DarbyUpstate neurologist Gene Latorre, MD, is joined by his patient Warren Darby, who shares his personal experience and recovery from an hemorrhagic stroke. Latorre, director of neurocritical care at the Upstate Stroke Center, stresses the importance of receiving urgent evaluation at a specialized stroke center to decrease mortality and improve outcomes for stroke. Darby is Undersheriff for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Upstate Stroke Center is the first designated stroke center in Central New York, offering the region’s most comprehensive services and treatments.  Read the story in “What’s up at Upstate” blog. Listen to the interview: When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call 315 464-8668 or toll free 800 464-8668.