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• To mark May as National Stroke Awareness Month, Memorial Health will host a free community seminar at 6 p.m. May 16. The seminar will be held at Memorial Health GenerationOne, 1100 Eisenhower Drive, in the Eisenhower Shopping Center.

Dr. Joseph Hogan, emergency medicine physician with Memorial Health University Medical Center, will discuss risk factors, warning signs and how to tell if someone is having a stroke.

More than 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. It's one of the leading causes of death in the US and results in more serious disabilities than any other disease.

To register, call 912-712-7650 or visit MemorialHealth.com/Stroke.

Memorial Health provides the region's only Level I trauma center for the most acute illness and injuries, as well as dedicated children's, cancer and heart hospitals to serve a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Memorial Health is a part of the HCA Healthcare family, the largest provider of care in the United States and the UK.

Dementia Dialogues, a free five-session training course, will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 30 at Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island.

The course is designed to educate individuals who care for persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

CEUs are available through the USC Office for the Study of Aging. For more information and to register, call 843-842-6688.

Dr. Andrew W. Gunter, a board-certified pediatrician, has joined the staff of Memorial Health University Physicians Children's Care. Previously, he was in private practice in Charlotte, N.C.

Gunter grew up as a Navy "brat," living all over the world. But he calls Charleston his hometown.

Gunter earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and his undergraduate degree from Clemson University. He completed his pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was chief resident.

Gunter and his wife are the parents of two teenagers, a son and a daughter.

Children's Care is part of Memorial Health's 34-practice network of primary and specialty care physicians in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina.

Christina Brzezinski has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Coastal Carolina Hospital. She brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to the position.

In this role, Brzezinski will provide strategic leadership as the senior executive position responsible for all nursing and other designated patient care functions and services within Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Brzezinski previously served as the director of complex care at Hilton Head Hospital, which included oversight of the Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit, the Cardiac Cath Lab, Dialysis and Wound Care.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Medical College of Ohio before completing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

Dr. A Thomas Bundy, FACMS attended the 2019 DermPathology Conference April 22-26 in Napa Valley, Calif.

The conference was designed to update physicians on advances of dermatopathology, address problems faced during pathology evaluation, and to provide the dermatopathologist with a framework of histologic patterns of disease and results of molecular analyses.

The program included lectures, case presentations and discussions of diagnostic problems.

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