Gulfport Memorial Hospital receives large grant

WLOX TV Gulfport

Gulfport's Memorial Hospital is receiving thousands of dollars to help stroke victims. Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in our state and doctors want to help educate the public about the warning signs and what to do in the event of a stroke. Neurologist Dr. Lee Voulters said Memorial Hospital will use the grant money to establish the Mississippi Gulf Coast region's first stroke education and prevention network.

Memorial Hospital is a nationally certified primary stroke center, making it a headquarters for stroke victims.

Dr. Lee Voulters said, "Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of disability. In Mississippi, unfortunately, we're number one in a lot of categories and we're number one in this category too."

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