Stroke Awareness Video Contest Winners

As first place winners for the Allegiance Health service area, the Hanover-Horton Media Department has been awarded a cash prize of $500.

Allegiance Health congratulates Hanover-Horton students Maitlynn Mossolle, Kayla Piloske, Holly Schittenhelm and Keelie Schmidt, regional winners of the Value Health Partners (VHP) 3rd Annual Stroke Awareness Video Contest. As first place winners for the Allegiance Health service area, the Hanover-Horton Media Department has been awarded a cash prize of $500.

The purpose of the student-created videos is to educate the community about the importance of knowing how to recognize and immediately respond in the event of a stroke, with the intent of decreasing the rate of death and disability due to stroke.

Students were encouraged to create and submit a public service announcement video that communicated the FAST message. FAST stands for:

  • Face—Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms—Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech—Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is his or her speech slurred or strange?
  • Time—If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. The ambulance is more than a ride to the hospital. It’s where treatment begins. 

Click here to view the video created by Hanover-Horton students, under the direction of their English/Journalism teacher Shelley Job. 

About Value Health Partners 

Seven Michigan health care systems have joined in 2008 to create greater value for their patients and communities by forming Value Health Partners. The mission of Value Health Partners is to improve community health value through best performance, measurement and representation. 

The organization’s focus will involve maximizing value through:

  • Clinical quality and best practices
  • Community health improvement programs to address health disparities for at-risk populations
  • Advocacy to represent a variety of Michigan communities on policy issues

Value Health Partners includes Allegiance Health, Jackson; Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo; Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw; Lakeland HealthCare, St. Joseph; Munson Healthcare, Traverse City; Sparrow Health System, Lansing, and Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. Learn more at Value Health Partners.

About Allegiance Health 

Allegiance Health is a 480-bed community-owned health system in Jackson, Michigan. Allegiance complements traditional acute care services with mission-based services to support the care continuum for all members of the community. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), Allegiance is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs in the community.

Allegiance Health is pleased to be named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. As a recipient of the Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award, Allegiance places within the top 5 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. As a recipient of the CareChex 2013 Patient Safety Award, Allegiance ranks in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety related to heart attack and heart failure treatment.

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