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Thomas Tulisiak MD Named New President of Medina Hospital

Rob Stall Assumes Full-Time Regional Hospitals Leadership Role

May 27, 2011

Cleveland Clinic today named Thomas L. Tulisiak, MD, President of Medina Hospital effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Tulisiak, a Medina resident and member of the Medina County medical community for more than 25 years, assumes the leadership role following former president Rob Stall’s promotion to Chief of Operations for Cleveland Clinic’s Regional Hospitals.

“Tom’s outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of Medina County made him the ideal choice,” said David Bronson, MD, President, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals. “He will lead a team that is committed to providing world class health care to Medina County residents. We thank Rob for his dedication to Medina Hospital and his willingness to accept additional responsibilities.”

Dr. Tulisiak most recently served as medical director of Cleveland Clinic’s Brunswick Family Health Center and has been the Vice President of Medical Operations at Medina Hospital.

“It is a great honor to lead Medina Hospital,” said Dr. Tulisiak. “I have always been committed to this community and to making the hospital the best it can be in terms of quality, patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction. Our focus will be to continue to provide the highest quality health care to Medina County residents.”

Dr. Tulisiak has a long history of serving the hospital and the community. He has been on the Medina Hospital Medical Staff for the past 28 years. During that time, he served as Chair of the Department of Medicine (1993-1994), Chairman of the Utilization Review Committee (1990-1993), Chairman of the Ethics Committee (1992-1993), a member of the Quality Advisory Panel (1993-1996, 1998) and a member of the Credentials Committee (1993-present).

Dr. Tulisiak has worked at the Cleveland Clinic since 1997, specializing in Family Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Tulisiak also is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Family Medicine for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine for the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio-Toledo after obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

During his tenure, Stall has helped lead Medina Hospital’s integration into the Cleveland Clinic health system. He previously served as president at Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital, which under his leadership experienced inpatient and outpatient volume increases, improved patient experience scores and an increase in physician satisfaction. Stall and Dr. Bronson also worked together for 15 years in leading the development of Cleveland Clinic’s Family Health Centers.

About Medina Hospital

Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic regional hospital, is the largest health care provider in Medina County. A 118-bed hospital, Medina Hospital offers the latest technology and the newest procedures in a modern facility. The not-for-profit hospital offers a full range of services and accepts most major health care plans. Specialty services include diagnostic services, therapies, medical care, surgical procedures, obstetrical care, intensive care, pediatric services, 24-hour adult emergency care and pediatric emergency care. Nearly 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, occupational health, physical therapy, occupational therapy and imaging services.

About Cleveland Clinic

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. 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, nine community hospitals and 15 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 155,000 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.

Media Contacts

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