Adrienne Weitzel, RN, MSN, Stroke Coordinator at Albany Med, shares her reason for being part of #CycleNation in the Capital Region.
Our Community is Why…..
Caring for stroke patients truly takes a team approach to ensure our patients in our communities receive the optimal stroke care from recognition of stroke like symptoms to discharge. As the Stroke Coordinator at Albany Medical Center, I have the pleasure of helping stroke patients and their families through this difficult process through collaboration with our community, regional transferring facilities, and within my own organization. Stroke care starts with educating our community about the signs and symptoms of a stroke, what to do if someone is experiencing stroke like symptoms, and the risk factors associated with a stroke.
For me, collaborating with the American Heart/American Stroke Association and CycleNation is a way to give back to my community. This event will bring Stroke to the forefront of our region, and has the potential to educate many of our community members about stroke. Making those in our community more aware of stroke can change so many lives!!!!
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.