MONTCLAIR, N.J.,- Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Stroke/Aneurysm Support Group invites affected patients and families to share their experiences and challenges within a supportive environment to learn valuable information to help one other. The group is led by Melissa Santoro, R.N., BSN, NVRN-BC, stroke coordinator.

“Having a stroke or aneurysm can be devastating. In today’s day and age, we are seeing more survivors due to medical advancements,” says Ahsan Sattar, M.D., director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Mountainside Medical Center. Some of these patients are faced with a multitude of medical and mental challenges. A support group offers an environment where patients and their loved ones can connect with others who are experiencing the same challenges and struggles.  Knowing and understanding that they are not alone can help in the healing process.

The Stroke/Aneurysm Support Group will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the private dining room of the Mountainside Medical Center cafeteria. Registration is required. Please visit www.mountainsidehosp.com/events for more information.

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About Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
 

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.