May is American Stroke Month, and to highlight the important need to care for those who suffer from strokes, The Grand Healthcare System is opening the Walter Strauss Stroke Center at 157-15 19th Avenue.
According to The Grand, about 800,000 Americans suffer from strokes each year. The new Walter Strauss center will house a professional nursing staff that specializes in stroke rehabilitation and recovery, with a focus on each patient’s ability to walk, eat, dress and communicate.
“Stroke has directly impacted our family, and we understand how overwhelming it can be for individuals and families,” said Jeremy Strauss, CEO of The Grand Healthcare System. “Our ultimate goal is to make The Walter Strauss Stroke Center the gold standard for stroke rehabilitation in New York City.”
Strauss, the grandson of the center’s namesake, said his grandfather suffered through a stroke, but he saw how important after-stroke care was. That played a role in his decision to open a new stroke center.