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SB Cubs welcomes Beacon’s stroke team Friday to help ‘Strike Out Stroke’

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Beacon Health System and the South Bend Cubs are teaming up to Strike Out Stroke during the Friday, May 17, game against the Dayton Dragons.

A local stroke survivor will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the start of the 7:35 p.m. game.

Fans at the game can receive a blood pressure check and information about the signs of stroke, the importance of calling 9-1-1 if a stroke is suspected, and learn ways to reduce the chances of having a stroke. Guests may also enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes.

Beacon Health System’s Stroke Team experts will be available during the game to help community members learn what they can do to Strike Out Stroke.

Kyle Berry, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Stroke Program Coordinator, Elkhart General Hospital

Erin Clark, MD
Medical Director, Emergency Stroke Services

Crystal Foster, MSN, RN
Heart Failure Care Coordinator, Memorial Hospital

Gail Glassburn
Memorial Hospital

Nicole Iverson, RN, BSN
Manager, Patient Care Services, Medical Care Units, Elkhart General Hospital

Michele Knuth, RN
Heart Failure and PCI Care Coordinator, Memorial Hospital

Jose Lopez, MD
Medical Director
Neurohospitalist and Stroke Programs, Beacon Health System

Nicole Stevens, RN
Stroke Program Coordinator, Memorial Hospital

Spot a Stroke – Remember FAST
F — Face drooping
A — Arm weakness
S — Speech difficulty
T — Time to call 9-1-1

To learn more about recognizing and preventing strokes, visit the American Stroke Association.


About Laura Bailey

Laura is a communications specialist at Beacon Health System. She enjoys sharing stories with the community about the talented team members at Beacon and winning against the computer in Scrabble.