When a Stroke Strikes

Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital Staff Provided Care and Attention in One Family’s Time of Need

The signs of a stroke are serious business, especially if your family has a history of this serious disease. Melinda Sparks immediately knew something was wrong with her husband and wasted no time in getting him to the ECM Emergency Dept. where they were met by RN Bonnie Brzytwa. “Bonnie was our angel. She got us right in, called the Code Stroke, ordered the CT and EKG, and stood by me the entire time. When I got emotional, she was there with a hug and constant reassurance.” While her husband’s diagnosis is still being determined, Melinda will forever be grateful for the care and attention provided by Bonnie Brzytwa. Her clinical expertise was important, but her love and concern meant the world to the Sparks family. (Pictured L to R – Melinda Sparks, Bonnie Brzytwa and sons, Brayden and Dylan). Learn the signs of stroke F.A.S.T.


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