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Phoebe Recognized for Stroke Awareness Program

Phoebe Recognized for Stroke Awareness Program


Thanks to the generous donations to Phoebe Foundation, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has been recognized for its participation in the “Get with the Guidelines Stroke Program,” anAmerican Heart Association initiative. Participation in this program provides Phoebe with a patient management tool that will provide our stroke team with specific stroke data. This data will assist in developing performance improvement activities that will further grow Phoebe’s stroke program.

Phoebe has already taken many strides to enhance its stroke program. More than 90 percent of Phoebeemployees have been educated on the stroke awareness guidelines.  Additionally, stroke awarenessinformation has been presented to community groups and educational displays have been placed throughout the hospital and community. Phoebe also holds a stroke support group that meets the first Wednesday of every month in the therapeutic recreation room at Phoebe North Campus.

Phoebe’s primary stroke certification program is led by Marla Morgan, MD, medical director of thestroke program, and Amanda Cauley, RN, stroke program coordinator.

Dr. Morgan attended Albany State University and was the recipient of many academic awards while earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She then went on to attend the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham where she completed medical school, a residency in neurology and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship before beginning work at The Kirklin Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2003. She served as assistant professor in the Department ofNeurology, director of the neurology clerkship for the medical school and assistant director of the neurology residency program while at UAB. In 2010, she returned to Albany and started working with Phoebe Neurology Associates.

Amanda Cauley, RN, is the stroke program coordinator. She has been with Phoebe since 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University. She started her nursing career in the emergency department atPhoebe and transferred into the quality improvement department in 2013.

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