Stroke Screening Available at Chilton Hospital on June 25|
Chilton Hospital is offering a stroke screening on Monday, June 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at its Chilton Health Network building at 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains.
The event includes a blood pressure screening, cholesterol/glucose screening, carotid bruits assessment, atrial fibrillation through pulse palpation and health education counseling and materials.
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Each year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke, causing 137,000 deaths. The good news is that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Pre-registration for the stroke screening is $25. For more information or to register, call Chilton Hospital’s Community Outreach Department at (973) 831-5475.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother/Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.