Delaware Stroke Inititaive

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 About Us (back to home)

Stroke is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability. Americans experience more than 750,000 strokes each year, resulting in annual direct and indirect costs of more than $50 billion.

The mission of the Delaware Stroke Initiative (DSI) is to improve stroke prevention, risk assessment, and recovery to residents of the state of Delaware with special focus on low income and minority individuals.

The DSI is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization lead by a board of directors: 

OFFICERS

Chair – Lee Dresser, MD
Neurologist
Wilmington Neurology Consultants
Vice Chair – Moonyeen Klopfenstein, MS, RN, IBCLC, CCE
Health Care Educator
Christiana Care Health System
Treasurer – Timothy E. Gibbs, MPH
Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association
Executive Director
 Executive Director – Deborah Munson, Esquire

DIRECTORS

Mary Ciechanowski, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, CCRN 

Stroke Advanced Practice Nurse 


Christiana Care Health System
Kathy Curtis, MSN, RN 

Employee Health Nurse Practitioner 


Christiana Care Health System
Vance A. Funk, III, Esquire 

Stroke Survivor and Mayor of Newark 


Attorney at Law
Brenda Grassett, PT 

Instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education 


DelTech Community College
Clyde Hartman, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA Timothy Holden
Manager of Patient Care Finance
Christiana Care Health System
Dawn McHugh 

Stroke Survivor
Shirley Moran, MS, RN, NE-BC 

Director, Patient Care Services 


Christiana Care Health System
Anthony Munson, MD 

Neurologist 


Christiana Care Neurology Specialists
Helen Senseny, MSN, RN, CCRN 

DelTech Community College 


St. Francis Hospital
Deborah Williams, PT 

Physical Therapist 


St. Francis Homecare

ADVISORY BOARD

Yakov Koyfman, MD

Neurosurgeon 


Delaware Surgical Group
Alberto Iaia, MD 

Neuroradiologist Medical Director


Neuroscience Imaging 


Christiana Care Health System


News and Events (back to home)



Prevention Counts (back to home)
Stroke is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability. Americans experience more than 750,000 strokes each year, resulting in annual direct and indirect costs of more than $50 billion.
Reduce Your Risk

  • Get regular medical check-ups
  • Control your blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid excess fat and sodium
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Exercise 30 minutes, 4-5 times per week
  • Take medications as directed
  • Control diabetes
  • Never use drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, or speed


Resource Guide (back to home)
Click to access the Stroke Resource Guide as a high resolution pdf.



Support Group (back to home)

The support group meetings are in room 1E85, off of the main lobby of the Heart and Vascular Tower – both of Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.

There is always a speaker and refreshments.  For additional information please call Don Squires at 302-383-3404.

Below are directions and map to Christiana Hospital.

Google Map 

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Driving Instructions: 

Directions From I-95, southbound:

Take Exit 4B onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 one mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.




From I-95, northbound:


Take Exit 4B onto Route 7/Route 1 north.


Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 for six-tenths of a mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.




From southern New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties:


Take Exit 166 off of Route 7/Route 1 north and onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 for six-tenths of a mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.




From southern Chester County, Pennsylvania:


Follow Route 41 south to Route 7 south.


Follow Route 7 to right turn onto Route 4 west (Ogletown-Stanton Rd.).


Turn left on Route 58 east.


Go three-tenths of a mile and turn right onto Christiana Hospital campus.




From Cecil County, Maryland:


Take I-95 north to Exit 4B Route 7/Route 1 north.


Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 six-tenths of a mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.




From Maryland’s Eastern Shore: 


Take Maryland Route 213 north to Route 40 east.


From Route 40 turn onto Route 7/Route 1 north.


Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 six-tenths of a mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.




From New Jersey:


After crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, follow I-295 to I-95 south Exit 4B to Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).


Follow Route 58 one mile.


Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus. 

Campus Map 



Contact Us (back to home)

Deborah Munson
Executive Director, DSI
Voice Mail 302-757-4886
destrokeinitiative@yahoo.com
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