Portion of Black & Red Gala to air on NBC 30

January 25, 2017

This Saturday at the Bushnell, Hartford Hospital’s signature fundraising gala, the Black & Red, will raise money and awareness for the Hartford HealthCare Neuroscience Institute.

Don’t miss the special half hour broadcast live from the Black & Red:

Black & Red
Saturday, January 28th
7 pm

For more information about Black & Red, click here.

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of adult disability, yet too many people don’t know the signs or symptoms of stroke.

“Signs and symptoms of a stroke depend on what part of the brain is affected,” says Dr. Amre Nouh, director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital.

As one of 101 hospitals in the nation that qualifies as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Hartford HealthCare must have neurosurgeons on duty every day, all day. Some of the common symptoms our experts look for are sudden weakness, numbness, speech difficulty, visual loss or a severe headache.

It’s easy for you to remember what to look for, too. Think FAST.

FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Time is brain — as the stroke progresses, more nervous tissue is lost -- so the longer you wait to call 911, the more damage to the brain.


Meet Dr. Mark Alberts, the new  physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Neuroscience Institute.