Regional Commission Members,
I hope you all are staying healthy during this pandemic. LERN has been supporting regional activities and response as best we can. Attached you will find a press release noting a decline of hospital activations for Stroke and STEMI patients that coincides with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Louisiana. As you all know, it is imperative the public seek medical treatment by calling 911 at the onset of signs of stroke or a heart attack. We are releasing this to various media outlets to try to get the message out. Please share this with your professional and personal networks to amplify the message. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you have any media contacts that would like to speak with the LERN medical directors for stroke or STEMI for more information.
Paige B. Hargrove