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

Donna V. Doherty, MSN, SCRN

Chair/VSCC
Comprehensive Stroke Compliance Coordinator
JW campus of CJW Medical Center
(804) 332-3781
Donna.Doherty@hcahealthcare.com

Kathryn Funk, MSN, SCRN, CNRN

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

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 Regina.snyder@inova.org

703-391-3696

Inova Fair Oaks Advanced Primary Stroke Center (TJC) 182 Community Gold Plus: Honor Roll Elite
Heather Turner Stroke Coordinator Hlt7c@virginia.edu

434-924-2101

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

757-376-8039

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
@chesapeakeregional.com
757-312-3166
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center PSC (HFAP) 300 Community