Would you know how to detect the signs of a stroke? Most people don’t, and yet strokes are the 5th highest cause of death in the United States. Your ability to spot a stroke and then take action means the difference between life and death. The American Heart/Stroke Association has created an easy to understand graphic and some catchy tunes to help you recognize and act should a stroke occur.
The good news is that 80% of all strokes are preventable by enacting easy changes to create a healthier lifestyle. So read, sing, learn and make a difference.
SING TO END STROKE
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When it comes to making a change, we often hear people say, “I can’t.”
And it’s bothersome, this “I can’t.”
Say something else.
say you don’t want to.
say you’d rather not spend time doing it.
say there are other things you want to do.
say that the hard work scares you.
say just the thought of it exhausts you
say that you don’t know what you’re doing
say that you don’t want to deal with the obstacles in your path.
say that you’re unsure or intimidated or nervous.
Say ANY of those things…
Just don’t say you “can’t.”
Because that’s simply not true. You CAN.
And we can help.
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Quite often, when a company introduces a new CEO, there is a huge introduction, handshakes and exchanging of names. It takes weeks for the newly appointed CEO to become comfortable in the new surroundings, learn everyone’s names, and fully grasp the flow and dynamics of the organization.
But not at Spectrum Healthcare, because we understand that the person best suited to take command of the wheel and help navigate the organization is the same person who has served on the ship; the person who knows every nook and cranny of the vessel and has worked alongside her fellow crew for years to create the best possible experience for her passengers.
That person is April Razo and it is with great excitement that we announce her new position as Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Healthcare.
We sat down with April and asked her a few questions about her new position:
Q: Why did you enter the healthcare field?
A: People. I suppose that sounds like a really simple answer, but it’s true. I have always been fascinated with how people work, from the body to the brain. And the more I studied physical healthcare, the more I became intrigued with the mind and how it impacts our behaviors and our interactions with one another. It came easy to me, because I really loved it. I found I have good clinical intuition and I really enjoyed helping couples and families get better. It became my purpose. My clinical training has a lot to do with how I manage people as well; it’s all the same principles. People react and behave certain ways for a reason; it helps to have an understanding of what drives that. I could not imagine doing anything else.
Q: What do you love to do when you’re not busy working at Spectrum?
A: Being CEO of a company like Spectrum means a 24/7 dedication to the people we serve. With something as important as healthcare, there’s no “off” switch. But when I do find myself with a little free time, I dedicate it to my family. And maybe movie night on the couch with a huge bowl of popcorn.
Q: Do you have a person motto:
A: “Nothing great ever came out of comfort zones.”
Congratulations, April! And thank you for your commitment to improving the quality of life for those in our community.
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