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The Joe Niekro Foundation

Partnership to Raise Brain Aneurysms Awareness

Kingwood Medical Center and The Joe Niekro Foundation have partnered to help raise awareness about brain aneurysms. Every eighteen minutes an aneurysm ruptures and 40 percent of those who suffer an aneurysm will die within minutes.

The Joe Niekro Foundation was established to educate the public about brain aneurysms, help fund aneurysm research, and support aneurysm patients and their families. The foundation is named in honor of legendary pitcher, Joe Niekro, who died from a ruptured cerebral brain aneurysm on October 27, 2007.

HCA affiliated Kingwood Medical Center’s team of neurointensivists, neurointerventional radiologists, and neurosurgeons are providing the multiple levels of care needed to detect, treat, and prevent the rupture of brain aneurysms.

By partnering with The Joe Niekro Foundation, Kingwood Medical Center is helping to raise the level of community awareness about cerebral aneurysms and helping to fund research, education, and support where it is needed most.

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