AHN Grove City Names Palmer Stroke Program Coordinator

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Allegheny Health Network Grove City Hospital recently appointed Brenda Palmer as coordinator of its stroke program. Along with providing oversight of the management of care for stroke patients, central to her new role will be leading the hospital through the certification process to become a primary stroke center.

Palmer is no stranger to AHN Grove City. As a traveling nurse, she worked in the hospital’s emergency department for six months during the height of the COVID pandemic alongside many of the physicians she knew from her previous role as director of the emergency department at Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Her nursing career spans more than three decades and includes several management roles in various patient care units.

Along with working to restructure the current stroke program, Palmer is busy preparing the hospital to become a primary stroke center – a goal that would not have been possible before the recent implementation of Telestroke, a telemedicine solution for stroke.

The Telestroke program at AHN Grove City is supported in part by a rural telemedicine federal grant awarded to the AHN Research Institute.

Copyright 2022 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.