The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program was created in honor of Dr. Cesar Siruno, a long time and much admired General Surgeon at Cary Medical Center. Dr. Siruno served the hospital and its patients for more than 20 years. He and his wife, the late Florentina Siruno, raised a family in Caribou and established strong relationships in the community. Dr. Siruno died after suffering a major stroke and being diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Dr. Siruno was a strong believer in health promotion and prevention. The Siruno family established the Stroke Prevention Program as a tribute to Dr. Siruno and to carry on his legacy. Mrs. Siruno, who was a registered nurse, said that she hoped the fund would help prevent families from experiencing the tragedy of major stroke that her family had endured. Working with the Jefferson Cary Foundation, a nonprofit public foundation based at Cary Medical Center, the Siruno family established a permanent endowment that over the past decade has offered annual professional education, community health promotion, health screenings and other initiatives focused on the prevention of stroke. Thanks to this project and the work of other organizations, the incidence of Stroke and Stroke related mortality in Northern Maine is on the decline. For more information please contact the Office of Community Relations and Development at Cary Medical Center 207-498-1376 or the Jefferson Cary Foundation 207-493-4849. Please visit the links on this page to learn more about about the Siruno Stroke Prevention Program.