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Every minute counts when a stroke occurs, so it’s critical to get the right care as quickly as possible. Doctors Medical Center offers the highest level of stroke care in the area between Sacramento, the Bay and down to Los Angeles. We are one of only 27 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in California, and the only one in the Central Valley.

Our experienced team provides quality care for the most complex stroke cases, with dedicated units for critical and in-patient neurological treatment. DMC’s stroke care is recognized nationally by The American Heart Association for Stroke Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite, the Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, and as High Performing by US News & World Report.

Doctors Medical Center is also a Level II Trauma Center and Heart Attack Receiving Center, providing advanced care when you and your loved ones need it most.

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Doctors Medical Center Modesto is a full-service, comprehensive health care facility, dedicated to providing the finest medical care for the community. From preventative and diagnostic services, to expertise in some of the world's leading technologies, DMC's multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare professionals is dedicated to your good health and well-being. Recognized for innovative cardiac and neonatal intensive care to advanced stroke and trauma treatment, the outstanding doctors at DMC represent most major medical specialties and are committed to being there for you, when you need them most.

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Cheryl Burke of 'Dancing with the Stars' to Speak at DMC Glow Red Event

Jan 10, 2017

Dancing with the Stars Cheryl BurkeMODESTO, Calif. – Popular television personality Cheryl Burke (“Dancing with the Stars”) will be a featured speaker at two Glow Red events held on Feb. 3 by Doctors Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center to raise awareness of heart disease – the leading killer of women in America.

Burke, a Bay Area native, will tell her own personal story about performing on the hit ABC television show, and creating and producing her own live stage show Love on the Floor. She will also speak about the need for women to exercise regularly to maintain heart health.

“Cheryl Burke is not only an inspiration to women through her brilliant television performances and appearances, she also carries an important message about how women can help protect themselves against cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Cheryl Harless, Chief Nursing Officer of Doctors Medical Center. “Doctors Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center are both committed to offering high-quality, potentially life-saving cardiac care to our communities and supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.”

“In addition to being inspired by Cheryl Burke, women who come to the Emanuel Medical Center luncheon will also have the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR, which can save a life, as well as have their blood pressure checked and take a cardiac risk-assessment test to better understand their own heart health,” said Sue Micheletti, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center. “Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Emanuel has done a lot to bring life-saving cardiac care to Turlock to help improve those statistics.”

Details of the events, which will kick off both hospitals’ celebration of American Heart Month, are as follows:

  • The Doctors Medical Center Glow Red breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at The Century at 927 10th Street in Modesto. Call (855) 327-2225 for tickets.
  • The Emanuel Medical Center Glow Red luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Assyrian American Civic Club at 2618 North Golden State Blvd. in Turlock. Call (888) 545-6979 for tickets.

Tickets for both events are $30 each or a reserved table for 10 for $300 and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. The deadline to buy tickets is Jan. 25. Women who attend are encouraged to show their support by wearing their favorite red outfit and/or accessories.

According to the American Heart Association:

  • An estimated 44 million women in the United States are affected by cardiovascular diseases
  • About 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke
  • Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men
  • About 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education
  • Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack
  • The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians