Press Advisory - Health Commissioner, Assembly Members Highlight Need for Quick Response at First Signs of Stroke

Hold Press Event in Recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month

ALBANY, May 14, 2007 – When it comes to stroke, fast action saves lives. In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will join State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), State Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn (D-Queens), and Paul Hartman of the American Stroke Association to highlight the need for New Yorkers to obtain medical assistance at the first signs of stroke. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, who suffered a stroke, credits quick medical attention with saving his life. Dr. Daines will also discuss the State Health Department's use of Designated Stroke Centers and telemedicine to improve stroke treatment in New York State.

What:

Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, State Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, and Paul Hartman of the American Stroke Association discuss New York State initiatives to improve outcomes for New Yorkers who suffer strokes.

When:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 – 2 p.m.

Where:

LCA Press Room in the Legislative Office Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.