Mercy Suburban Hospital wants you to better understand strokes. The neurological condition is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. Become your own healthcare advocate by attending Mercy Suburban’s stroke public forum, where our board-certified physicians will teach you the signs and symptoms, and explain what you can do to prevent a stroke from happening.
Mercy Suburban’s trained experts and physicians will provide detailed insight during the hour-long panel discussion, explaining what are strokes, the preventable risk factors and treatment options. The team of experts will also explain stroke symptoms and what you should do if you or a loved one is having a stroke. Panelists include Genevieve Skalak, DO, Hospitalist for Mercy Suburban Hospital; Matthew Vibbert, MD, Intensivist with Jefferson Neurology; Jeffery Striar, MD, Neurologist; Richard Lucas, MD, FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine; and Robin Chapman, PT, Head of Inpatient Rehab at Mercy Suburban Hospital. In addition, Dr. Vibbert will attend the panel discussion via Jefferson Expert Teleconsulting (JET) — a state-of-the-art, innovative mobile robotic teleconsulting system that allows Jefferson neuroscience specialists to evaluate a variety of neurovascular diseases remotely and in real time. Since Mercy Suburban is part of Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN), JET provides 24/7 service to the hospital’s Emergency Department.
To prepare the community for the upcoming flu season, Mercy Suburban Hospital will provide a free limited number of flu vaccines to attendees. Flu vaccines will be administered from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m.