Virginia Stroke Coordinators Consortium

About VSCC

Vision

To strive for excellent evidence based stroke prevention and care for all Virginians.

Mission

  • To promote evidence based care for hospitals in Virginia.
  • To share best practices and latest research and evidence based care.
  • To improve collaborative partnerships with EMS and community.
  • To share resources, tools, innovative ideas and technology.
  • To communicate work done in Virginia Stroke System Task Force.

 What does a stroke coordinator do?

  • “Stroke coordinator is essential to the success of the stroke program. He or she is the coach!”*
  • Provides education to patients, families, hospital staff and EMS providers
  • Conducts community outreach
  • Leads interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality of stroke care
  • Completes chart reviews and data analysis
  • Coordinates the stroke response team
  • Maintains policies and procedures

*Kreiner, G. (n.d.). Stroke competencies and education

For more information, refer to the VSCC Charter.

VSCC Chairs

Kathryn Funk, MSN, SCRN, CNRN

Chair/VSCC
Neuroscience Clinical Program Coordinator
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center/Harbour View ED
(757) 274-1677
Kathryn_Funk@bshsi.org

Ashley Hansen, BSN., RN

Co-Chair VSCC
Disease Specific Coordinator
John Randolph Medical Center -HCA
804-541-7407/804-541-7714
Ashley.hansen1@hcahealthcare.com

Click here to access the statewide directory of Stroke Coordinators.