Registered nurse Jennifer Hurd has been named stroke outreach nurse for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS).
In this position, Hurd is responsible for ongoing needs assessment and planning, development and implementation of community education outreach initiatives designed to increase knowledge in the community about the causes, signs and symptoms and risk factors for stroke.
She will also educate on the interventions available, their time sensitivity and that stroke is a medical emergency.
Hurd has worked for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and MVHS for more than 19 years. She has held positions as a staff nurse, clinician on AC 3 (the stroke unit) and general education clinician.
Hurd earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology in Marcy and her associate’s degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Syracuse.