To promote unified cooperation between healthcare
systems to improve the quality of 
stroke care for the Tri-County
area of the Treasure Coast, Martin, and Palm Beach County.

  • Patient – facilitating member hospitals through education to
    meet and exceed the highest standards of patient care

  • Community  equipping our communities through awareness to
    improve stroke outcomes

  • Organization – developing opportunities through cooperation

The main purpose of the Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition is organized as a Non for Profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation to promote healthcare awareness to the general public by conducting seminars, training, and publishing of brochures and information relating to healthy living. To bring together hospital employees, EMS providers, Physicians, Vendors, or anyone who is interested to participate and volunteer time and resources to achieve the main objective of the Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition

Our approach

Better Together

Formed in 2009 to position Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties to be leaders in Stroke Care.

  • Communication

  • Best Practices

  • Common Goals

Together, we aim to accomplish greater things than we ever could alone!

Meet Our Team

Meet our team of dedicated healthcare professionals who are committed to working together to bring our communities together.

Sharlene Stoklosa RN, BSN
Sharlene Stoklosa RN, BSNDirector
Mary Varghese, RN MSN SCRN
Mary Varghese, RN MSN SCRN Secretary
Sharon Pardo RN, MS, PhDc
Sharon Pardo RN, MS, PhDcTreasurer
Mary Hickey RN MSN
Mary Hickey RN MSNDirector 1
 Alice Cruikshank MSN, RN
Alice Cruikshank MSN, RNDirector 2
David Summers RN, CFRN, EMT-P
David Summers RN, CFRN, EMT-PDirector 3 - Past President