HealthSouth Sarasota celebrates American Stroke Month


Stroke rehabilitation provider to host educational luncheon and patient reunion

SARASOTA, Fla., May 21, 2018 – In observance of American Stroke Month observed each May, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota will host a Women and Stroke Lunch and Learn and a patient reunion. Both events will be held on Thursday, May 31 at the hospital located at 6400 Edgelake Drive in Sarasota.

The Women and Stroke Lunch and Learn will occur from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation from Dr. Kinga Porter of Whole Health Lakewood Ranch. This event is open to the community and provided at no cost.

Later that day, the hospital will host a reunion for its former patients and their caregivers. It will include a healthy cooking demonstration presented by Harbor Chase from 3-3:30 p.m. and visits with therapists and nurses from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

“Our teams have the rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients who are recovering from stroke,” said Marcus Braz, CEO of HealthSouth Sarasota. “We know each patient is affected differently by stroke, so we work as a team to develop a customized care plan to help them reach their most optimal level of independence and goals. With that knowledge and experience, it also gives us an opportunity to educate others about the signs and symptoms of stroke to help reduce the number of strokes in our community.”

Visit HealthSouth Sarasota online to learn more about stroke recovery.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout central and southwest Florida, the hospital is located at 6400 Edgelake Drive in Sarasota and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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