Zent recognized by Indiana Minority Health Coalition for helping stroke patients

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2017) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) was recognized today by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition for his efforts in helping stroke patients receive necessary treatment.

Zent was recognized because of his push for a new law that would provide EMS providers with access to information about surrounding hospitals so they are able to decide which hospital is closest and best equipped to treat a stroke patient. This legislation would also encourage more hospitals to seek stroke certification. 

“This legislation deals with issues that affect probably every Hoosier family at some point,” Zent said. “We want to get the patients to the correct hospitals with the right equipment, the right personnel and the right protocols to receive treatment. This will help us save time and save lives.”

Zent said this legislation would require the emergency medical services commission to adopt regulations concerning protocols for stroke patients.

If the governor signs Zent’s proposal into law, these practices would be incorporated statewide.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) speaks to the Indiana Minority Health Coalition at the Statehouse about legislation that would help stroke patients receive necessary treatment. Zent addressed the group on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.