Announcing New Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group

Announcing New Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group

By Lorena Eve, RN, BSN
Charge Nurse, Swedish Cerebrovascular Center

It is with great pleasure that I announce the beginning of the Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group. Over the last several months, the care team here at Swedish has had many patients reach out and ask if a service like this was available. I am so glad that the answer is now yes!

Receiving a diagnosis like a cerebral aneurysm is for many a scary and stressful situation. Support groups are a fantastic way for people to alleviate fear and anxiety through discussion and education. These meetings will be a place to connect patients, family members, and caregivers together to share their experiences and advise with one another. The group is open to patients and family members of patients that have been diagnosed with or treated for a cerebral aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Our first meeting will be held on March 19th in the Swedish Cherry Hill Education and Conference Center. It will begin at 6:30 pm and we anticipate that it will last about an hour and a half. In order to get the conversation flowing we will begin the group with a short educational presentation. After that there will be an open forum to share relevant information, personal experiences or to simply just listen.

If this is something that you are interested we warmly welcome you to join us. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact me at 206-320-4985 or by email at swedishaneurysmsupport@swedish.org.

This group is sponsored by the Swedish Cerebrovascular Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Thank you in advance for your participation and making this group a success.

Comments
Pam Ehrbar
Hi, Mayumi. Thank you for your post! We have just started sharing information about this new support group, and we welcome your participation.

Our first meeting is being held on March 19 at the Swedish Cherry Hill campus in the Education and Conference Center. You can view all of the upcoming group meeting dates on our web site here:
http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Cerebrovascular-Center/For-Patients-and-Families/Patient-Support-Info

We look forward to your participation!

You can also contact us by email at: swedishaneurysmsupport@swedish.org
3/5/2012 4:21:57 PM
Mayumi Lee Oikawa
Are you notifying the patients of Dr. Newell?? I would have loved to be notified about this support group. I have not seen anything in the mail yet.
3/4/2012 10:57:51 PM
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