HMC works to improve stroke response, care

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The HMC stroke team stands in front of a banner that announces the hospital's certification Friday outside of the hospital in Hilo.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Becca Moore, Stroke/STEMI coordinator (right) writes down information about a patient given by Ridge Cabaccang, RN, Friday during the staff's stroke rounds at Hilo Medical Center.

Just after 10:30 a.m. Friday a group of nurses, rehabilitation therapists and other medical providers gathered outside a room at Hilo Medical Center and discussed the care of their stroke patient inside.