Posted by Robert Homann on Sep 13, 2017
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker for the day, Diana Fisher, Director of Marketing for HealthSouth East Valley.  Diana has been with the company for 6 years.  She earned a BS from Emporia State U. (KS), did graduate work at the University of Kansas and has an LPN degree from Gateway Community College.  Most recently, she was elected to the Board for the Arizona Burn Foundation. 
HealthcareSouth of the East Valley is located on Baseline between Recker and Higley.  They are a rehabilitation hospital focusing on people who have been in car accidents, burn victims and stroke victims.  She talked with us this morning about strokes.
Stroke frequency is up 75% since 1973.  The most common stroke is caused when a blood clot goes to the brain.  Another type is hemorrhagic stroke that often occurs in people in great shape.  Quick analysis of a stroke event is the key to successful treatment.  Clot dissolving agents can be administered before too much damage has been done. 
HeathcareSouth East Valley provides daily doctor visits and 3+ hours of therapy daily.  They have a pharmacy on site, they have a specialized neurological unit and all their nurses are certified.  The technology which is available to help patients is truly amazing.