Van Matre HealthSouth to Host Complementary Stroke Screenings


Rockford, Ill. Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Mercy Rockford Health System and HealthSouth will host a Community Stroke Screening Event at the hospital located at 950 Mulford Road in Rockford on Friday, Dec. 8 from noon – 2 p.m.

The event is at no-cost to the community and will feature stroke risk assessments, blood pressure screenings and stroke prevention and educational informational. Van Matre HealthSouth is certified by The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care in stroke rehabilitation and hopes to reduce the overall occurrence of stroke and provide community education on stroke risk factors and warning signs through this event.

“Stroke education and prevention are the best tools we can supply our community with,” said Kenneth Bowman, Van Matre HealthSouth CEO. “Should you or a loved one experience a stroke, immediate treatment and rehabilitation are vital to the stroke recovery process. Our stroke rehabilitation program restores hope through improving function, teaching people with disabilities new ways to perform daily activities and providing education and support for the stroke survivor and their family and caregivers.”

Each year approximately 795,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke, according to the National Stroke Association. Cerebrovascular accident, also known as CVA or stroke, stands as the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.

About Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Mercy Rockford Health System and HealthSouth, is a 65-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, the hospital is located at 950 Mulford Rd. in Rockford, Ill. and on the Web at

About HealthSouthbr /> HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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