Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Communications Specialist
Telephone: 412-738-3511 or 412-586-9778
Senior Director
Telephone: 412-586-9771
Patient & Other Inquiries

UPMC Horizon Alive & Well Presentation to Demonstrate how to ‘Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.’

 Free Blood Pressure Screenings and Educational Information will be Available

WHAT: “Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” is an educational program that will explore prevention, risk factors, common warning signs and treatment options of stroke. Someone in the United States has a stroke about every 40 seconds. Recognition of stroke and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.
WHO: Amy Higgins, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.R.N., Clinical Education Specialist, AHA Training Center Coordinator/Instructor, NIH Stroke Certified
WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7
WHERE: UPMC Horizon Shenango Valley Campus, Conference Room 2, 2200 Memorial Dr., Farrell, Pa., 16121
This event is open to the public, though reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call 724-983-7168.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA