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DeKalb Medical Community Events May 18th: Stroke Awareness Education and World CPR Challenge

May 16, 2016

DeKalb Medical Community Events May 18th

Stroke Awareness Education and World CPR Challenge

Atlanta, GA – DeKalb Medical has two important community events on May 18th. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, DeKalb Medical will provide stroke education at two area Kroger locations. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.  That said, 80% of all strokes are preventable. Learn important tips on how to spot a stroke, as well as stroke prevention and stroke treatment information. Visit one of these two locations for free stroke education:

  • Kroger at 2875 North Decatur Road, Decatur GA 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Kroger at 6678 Convington Hwy, Lithonia GA 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Neurology Specialist Dr. Joey Boiser will be available for interviews and will be onsite to discuss stroke prevention and treatment. The community is encouraged to come out to learn important facts about stroke.

DeKalb Medical will also be participating in the 4th Annual AMR World CPR Challenge Day on May 18th. The goal of the World CPR Challenge day is to is to train as many individuals in compression-only CPR (bystander CPR/hands only CPR) as possible in one day. Last year the Challenge trained over 67,000 people. Booths will be set up in three locations: the Main Entrance and the Professional Building at DeKalb Medical North Decatur (2701 North Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA) and the Main Entrance at DeKalb Medical Hillandale (2801 DeKalb Medical Pkwy Lithonia, GA).  Community members are encouraged to come out and learn hands-only CPR. ​ To learn more, click here: http://ow.ly/eUwx3008SZ5

About DeKalb Medical

DeKalb Medical offers more than 700 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties. The not-for-profit health care system consists of three campuses -- DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical LTAC at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale—as well as the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group with over 30 practices in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in DeKalb County in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an established and active member of the community, offering a variety of award-winning, accessible services, including joint replacement, long-term acute care, surgical weight loss, mammography, heartburn solutions and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. The Cancer Center has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Margaret Harrison

404-501-2885

Margaret.harrison@dekalbmedical.org