WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center


Community Outreach


Educating our community about stroke prevention, the signs and symptoms of stroke, and the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of a stroke is one of our program’s highest priorities. We aim to provide education and resources to community members, community leaders, and healthcare professionals in the Greater New Orleans Area in order to equip and enable them to educate others.


Community Educational Events

Would you like the WJMC Stroke Program to present Stroke Education to your organization? Contact Stroke Program Coordinator, Alyana Samai, at Alyana.Samai@lcmchealth.org or 504-349-6020.


Stroke Awareness Day

In partnership with the Culicchia Neurological Clinic, the WJMC Stroke Program offers free screenings and education annually to the community during our Stroke Awareness Day Fair. Some screenings include:

  • FREE Carotid Artery Screenings
  • Personal Stroke Risk Assessments
  • Glucose, blood pressure, and BMI screenings
  • Stroke empathy activities
  • And more!

Stay tuned for information on Stroke Awareness Day 2018 – Friday, May 11th!


WJMC Stroke Conference:

The WJMC Stroke Conference provides a unique opportunity to network with stroke professionals from around the region. The biannual one-day conference includes compelling presentations addressing the entire continuum of care for patients with stroke from pre-hospital to rehab.

Previous Sessions Have Included:

  • Business Over Breakfast - Networking Breakfast
  • Detailed NIHSS by Laurie Schluter RN, FNP, AVNP
  • Panel Discussion - Continuum of Care
  • Back in the Driver's Seat: Surviving Stroke
  • Don't Hesitate to Activate: Stroke Activation & Response
  • The Rules of the Road: Examining Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Care of Complex Stroke Patients
  • Stroke Future Directions: Where Are We Going & How Do We Get There?

Anyone who works with or is interested in learning more about the stroke patient population is welcome to attend!

Stay tuned for information on 2018’s conference – Friday, December 7th, 2018!

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