2016-05-25 / Front Page

Walter Strauss Center For Stroke Victims Opens In Whitestone

The Walter Strauss Stroke Center is currently accepting patients. For more information about the Center, its programs and services, please call (718) 746-0400 or visit thegrandhealthcare.com.The Walter Strauss Stroke Center is currently accepting patients. For more information about the Center, its programs and services, please call (718) 746-0400 or visit thegrandhealthcare.com.The Grand Healthcare System, a leading healthcare provider in the New York City area, has opened The Walter Strauss Stroke Center, a dedicated wing for individuals recovering from strokes, at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at 157-15 19th Ave. in Whitestone. More than 150 people attended the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony with members of the media, local dignitaries, community leaders and representatives from regional hospitals. Guests joined with the facility’s owner and professional healthcare staff, who conducted tours of the rehabilitation area, state-of-the-art equipment and the 12-bed wing at the Whitestone facility.
 
The opening of the Center coincides with May’s American Stroke Month. During the entire month, the staff of The Grand is educating health professionals about the new Center. As part of an ongoing regional marketing and awareness campaign, more than 3,000 cups of free coffee have been given to local healthcare professionals from a branded coffee cart.
 
The Walter Strauss Stroke Center, the only one of its kind in Queens, has a professional nursing staff that has received specialized training in stroke rehabilitation and recovery. The Center’s focus is on each guest’s ability to walk, eat, dress and communicate independently post-stroke. The Center includes a gym that houses the latest stroke rehabilitation equipment and machines to aid functional mobility training. Speech and communication rehabilitation is further evaluated and enhanced through the use of the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI®), which is the premier measuring device to objectively evaluate muscle weakness and motor control.
 
“Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the nation and it also has a large and growing senior population. The region has been seeing an increase in strokes and demand for rehabilitation and post-hospital care for survivors,” said Dan Muskin, Regional Administrator at The Grand Healthcare System. “The Walter Strauss Stroke Center will play an important part in meeting the demand for stroke rehabilitation care in New York City and Long Island.”
 
The center was dedicated and named for Walter Strauss, a stroke victim whose battle through recovery was both heartbreaking and inspiring.
 
“After my grandfather, Walter Strauss, had a stroke, my family witnessed firsthand the importance of after-stroke care and rehabilitation,” said Jeremy B. Strauss, CEO of The Grand Healthcare System and grandson of Walter Strauss. “We have combined our personal experience and our commitment to superior care to create this much needed Center right here in Queens. It’s truly overwhelming to open this Center in memory of my grandfather and provide services that will improve the quality of life for those suffering the same health issues with which he struggled.”
 
The Walter Strauss Stroke Center is currently accepting patients. For more information about the Center, its programs and services, please call (718) 746-0400 or visit thegrandhealthcare.com.
 


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