Thursday, November 18, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Paula Vincent, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Presbyterian Healthcare, was honored by the North Carolina Stroke Association (NCSA) at the Women Honoring Women luncheon in Charlotte on Nov. 10.
Vincent was honored for her support of the NCSA’s mission of reducing the incidence and impact of stroke through education and screenings. She has provided strong leadership for many of Presbyterian Healthcare’s community awareness, education and stroke programs.
Each year, twice as many women die of stroke than breast cancer, and the luncheon acknowledges the strong impact of stroke on women. Stroke education and screenings are especially important in North Carolina; the state is part of the nation’s “Stroke Belt,” and in some counties, the death rate from stroke is twice as high as the national average. The non-profit NCSA assists N.C. hospitals in broadening their reach through stroke programs and protocols, addressing stroke prevention and education through its Stroke Risk Identification Program and providing education and post-stroke services through its Beyond the Hospital Program. In addition, the NCSA Partnership Grant Program assists N.C. hospitals in funding these programs in their communities.
About the North Carolina Stroke Association
The North Carolina Stroke Association (NCSA) is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1998 by a group of physicians and lay people who saw the need to address the state’s increasing prevalence of stroke and its attendant disabilities. With operational seed money from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, NCSA began to fulfill its mission to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke in North Carolina through collaborations to facilitate screening, education, outcome assessments and advocacy.
For more information, visit www.ncstroke.org.