Virginia Stroke Coordinators Consortium

About VSCC


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


  • 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

Donna V. Doherty, MSN, SCRN

Comprehensive Stroke Compliance Coordinator
JW campus of CJW Medical Center
(804) 332-3781

Kathryn Funk, MSN, SCRN, CNRN

Neuroscience Clinical Program Coordinator
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center/Harbour View ED
(757) 274-1677

Additional Resources

Contact any of the following individuals for questions about the role of a stroke coordinator.

Name Title Contact Hospital Certification Size (Beds) Hospital Type Awards (GWTG)
Jean Snyder Stroke and Sepsis Program Coordinator


Inova Fair Oaks Advanced Primary Stroke Center (TJC) 182 Community Gold Plus: Honor Roll Elite
Heather Turner Stroke Coordinator


UVA Medical Center Primary Stroke Center (TJC) 600+ Academic Gold Plus: Honor Roll Elite Plus
Kim Warren AD Neuroscience


Bon Secours Hampton Roads Comprehensive (DNV)

Primary and ASRH (TJC)

120-240 Community Gold Plus: Honor Roll Elite Plus
Michael Whitehurst Stroke Coordinator Michael.whitehurst
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center PSC (HFAP) 300 Community