McKINNEY (Feb. 26, 2016) — Coordinating doctor appointments, therapy visits and additional outside care can be challenging to anyone, but it can be especially challenging to individuals who have had a stroke and to their caregivers.

Join us Wednesday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as Christina Curtis with Piece by Piece Care Management talks to the Medical Center of McKinney Stroke Support Group on, “How to navigate the health system once you are discharged from the hospital.”

Curtis will discuss how to determine short- and long-term goals for care, along with information on resources that assist in the support and enhanced well-being of the patient once discharged from the hospital.

“Once a person has suffered a stroke, a caregiver is often in charge of next steps.” said Curtis. “Care managers, which help identify resources available, are here to provide support and the best solution of care.”

The Medical Center of McKinney Stroke Support Group provides education, socialization and support to stroke survivors and their families, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to stay healthy, active, and positive after experiencing a stroke.

Support group will be held at Medical Center of McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Drive, in Classrooms 3-4. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by calling 972-548-5347 or registering online at medicalcenterofmckinney.com and selecting the “classes and event” icon.

 

About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers patients the most comprehensive services including emergency care, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. By placing quality patient care as a foremost priority, MCM achieved the Joint Commission’s prestigious Top Performer recognition for the third time for sustaining excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. MCM has expanded its emergency services by opening a 12-bed provider-based emergency room, the ER at Stonebridge, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 380 and Custer Road. MCM has a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an advanced biplane catheterization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders. For more information, visit medicalcenterofmckinney.com.