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 Stroke Coordinators Directory 2024

VSCC Chairs

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Virginia Stroke Coordinator
Consortium, Chair
Mandi Zemaiduk
C.H.E.S. Stroke Program Supervisor
Centra Lynchburg General Hospital
Lynchburg, VA

Elizabeth Hart

Virginia Stroke Coordinator
Consortium, Co-Chair 

Elizabeth Hart
Stroke Coordinator
HCA LewisGale
Salem, Virginia