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The American Heart and American Stroke Associations and Mission: Lifeline Stroke organization held a press conference today at the Cornhusker to highlight a $6.5 million commitment to enhance and expand stroke care in Nebraska. The foundation of this new initiative is a three year grant of $5.35 million from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Pictured left to right: Jeff Willet, American Heart Association; Judy Martin, Health & Human Services; Dr. James Bobenhouse, Bryan and CHI; Walter Panzirer, Helmsley Trust; Jill Duis, Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council; Sen. Baker; Kevin Harker, American Stroke Association.
Senator Baker introduced and successfully carried LB722 into law in January of 2016, which created the Stroke System of Care Act in our state.