Medina Hospital Receives Stroke Certification

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Becomes Only Hospital in Medina County with Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission

January 11, 2012

Medina Hospital announced today that it has received certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The certification from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Center means the hospital’s stroke program follows national standards and guidelines that will significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

“With stroke, it’s imperative to begin treatment as soon as possible to limit brain damage,” said Medina Hospital President Thomas Tulisiak, MD “Medina Hospital’s certification as an Primary Stroke Center means Medina County residents will continue to have access to the immediate, expert care they need, close to home.”

The certification process is designed to help organizations continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services by identifying opportunities for improvement in processes.

Cleveland Clinic now offers seven Primary Stroke Centers throughout Northeast Ohio to provide consistent, high-quality stroke care and treatment. In addition to Medina Hospital, Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Lakewood and Marymount hospitals are Primary Stroke Centers. Learn more about Cleveland Clinic's stroke program, as well as the symptoms of stroke at www.clevelandclinic.org/stroke.

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About Medina Hospital

Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic community hospital, is the largest health care provider in Medina County. A 116-bed hospital, Medina Hospital offers the latest technology and the newest procedures in a modern facility. Specialty services include diagnostic services, therapies, medical care, surgical procedures, obstetrical care, intensive care, pediatric services and 24-hour adult emergency care. More than 300 physicians support the hospital through the Medical Staff. The hospital also reaches out to the community through the Brunswick Medical Campus. The campus offers immediate care, pediatric therapy, lab and imaging services.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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