Public Invited Nov. 9 to Learn About Stroke

By David Robinson

“Stroke 101: What You Need to Know,” will be held at UAMS and shown live via interactive video at 11 locations across Arkansas. Participants will learn what a stroke is, risk factors, warning signs and how to access the emergency response system.

Those attending also will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive additional information to take home.

Keyrouz is the medical director of Arkansas SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support), a UAMS-led program that uses a high-speed video communications system to help provide immediate, life-saving treatments to stroke patients 24 hours a day. The real-time video communication enables a stroke neurologist to evaluate whether emergency room physicians around the state should use a powerful blood thinner within the critical 4.5-hour period following the first signs of stroke.

The presentation will be held at the locations below. To register, call or e-mail the contact listed at the site you wish to attend.

CLINTON Ozark Health, Inc. (501) 745-9418
2500 Highway 65 South (Hospital Conference Rm.)
CROSSETT Ashley County Medical Center (870) 364-1427
1015 Unity Road
FORT SMITH AHEC Fort Smith (479) 424-3175
612 South 12th Street
FORT SMITH Sparks Health System (479) 709-7147
1001 Towson Avenue
HARRISON North AR Regional Medical Center (870) 414-4622
620 N. Main Street
HELENA Helena Regional Medical Center (870) 816-3732
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
HELENA-WEST HELENA Delta AHEC (870) 572-2727, ext. 100
1393 Highway 242 South, Room 307
LAKE VILLAGE Chicot Memorial Hospital (870) 265-9291
2729 Hwy 65 & 82 South
LITTLE ROCK University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (501) 686-7791
College of Public Health Auditorium, 8th Floor
MONTICELLO Drew Memorial Hospital (870) 460-3509
778 Scoggin Drive
SEARCY White County Medical Center (501) 380-3382
3214 East Race Avenue
SPRINGDALE Schmieding Center (479) 751-3034, ext. 232
2422 N. Thompson, Suite B

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or