Newswise — May 1, 2017 ― Edison, NJ ― In observance of Stroke Awareness Month, Hackensack Meridian Health Neuroscience is kicking off a series of informative community events, providing expert advice, tips, screenings, and the latest information about stroke prevention and treatments. The events will take place at locations throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of stroke and what to do if you suspect someone you know is experiencing one. In addition, the events will offer blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, stroke risk assessment screenings, as well as measure pulse and BMI. Stroke Awareness Month events will take place at the following locations:

Wednesday, May 3, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Riverview Medical Center

One Riverview Plaza, Red Bank

Two River Conference Suite

Speaker: Noah Gilson, M.D.


Wednesday, May 10, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Meridian Fitness and Wellness, Hazlet

1420 Highway 36, Hazlet


Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sayreville Emergency Squad

776 Washington Road, Parlin


Monday, May 15, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

1945 Route 33, Neptune

Lance Auditorium


Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meridian Fitness and Wellness, Brick

1686 Route 88, Brick

Speaker: Stephen Martino, M.D.


Thursday, May 25, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Southern Ocean Medical Center

1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin

Conference Rooms 1 and 2

Speaker: Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.


About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.  Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.”  Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals -  Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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