Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital is a modern, 171-bed hospital, that has served the Medina community since 1944. The hospital features the latest technology and procedures with more than 300 physicians on the Medical Staff covering more than 30 areas of specialization.

Medina Hospital's Emergency Department treats more than 25,000 adult and pediatric patients annually. It is staffed with full-time board-certified physicians and certified emergency nurses and is open 24/7. The ED is home to state-of-the-art technology able to efficiently diagnose patients experiencing stroke or heart attack symptoms. It is also currently under expansion to significantly improve our patient experience including expanded triage space, the addition of all private patient rooms and a family room for private consultations. Medina Hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation.

Contacting Medina Hospital Medical Direction Staff

Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Direction System. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times.Listed below are the various Medical Direction facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction.

Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope of practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

Medical Direction Departments

Chatham Township Fire & Rescue
Chief Bill Disbrow
Erhart-York Township Fire Department
Chief Jason Creamer

Grafton Township Fire Department
Chief Bob Richards

Lafayette Township Fire Department
Litchfield Fire & Rescue 
Chief Jason Davis
Seville-Guilford Fire Department
Chief Brian Cyphert
Medina Life Support Team
Joe Toth- Manager
City of Medina Fire Department
Chief Larry Walters
Spencer Community Fire District
Chief JP Howard 
Westfield Fire & Rescue District
Chief Brian Cavanaugh
Valley City Fire Department
Chief Jack Patrone

Medina Hospital Medical Directors

Lisa Derrick, MD

Lisa Derrick, MD
Cleveland Clinic Medina
EMS Medical Director

Lisa Derrick, MD, is the EMS Medical Director for Medina Hospital. In this position, Dr. Derrick will work with area fire departments and EMS providers in the cities and townships under Medina Hospital’s medical control. Dr. Derrick actually began her career in healthcare as an EMT-paramedic in North Carolina from 2002 to 2009 in addition to working as an EMS instructor/training officer.  She also trained at Summa and served as a chief resident graduating in 2016.  Lisa joined ESI in 2019 and practices at Medina Hospital and Brunswick EDs.

Michael Ruhlin, MD

Michael Ruhlin, MD
Cleveland Clinic Medina/Brunswick
EMS Medical Director

Dr. Ruhlin is the EMS Medical Director for Medina Life Support Team and Brunswick Fire and Rescue. Michael cut his EMS teeth during college in Ada, Ohio where he ran as an EMT Basic while earning his undergraduate degree at Ohio Northern University. He completed his medical training at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and went on to residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. During residency he served as a chief resident and graduated in 2014. Michael practiced all over Northeast Ohio for 8 years and joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2022, where he is now proud to serve the community that he grew up in. He currently practices at Medina Hospital and Brunswick Family Health Center.

Matthew Minotti, MD

Matthew Minotti, MD
Cleveland Clinic Medina
EMS Medical Director

Matthew Minotti, MD, MBA is the EMS Medical Director for Lafayette Township Fire Department and Seville-Guilford Fire Department. Matt is from Hubbard, Ohio in the Youngstown area. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013. Matt then attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine where graduating in 2019. He would return to Northeast Ohio to complete his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Akron General. In 2022 Matt graduated from residency and began working at Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital and Brunswick Family Health Center.

Medina Hospital EMS Coordinators


Michael Savetski, BSN, RN, EMT-P, EMSI
EMS Coordinator
330.721.5197 (office)

Mike has served as EMS Coordinator for Medina Hospital & Brunswick Family Health Center since August 2019. Mike received his nursing degree from Ohio University and has been licensed as a registered nurse since 2010, previously working at Southwest General and Medina Hospital’s emergency departments. Along with his nursing career, Mike has also been a member of the Lafayette Township Fire Department since 2005 where he currently holds the position of Captain. Additionally, Mike has also work as a paramedic with the Medina Life Support Team since 2008.

Brad Turner

Brad Turner, RN EMT-P, EMSI
EMS Coordinator

Brad joined the team as EMS coordinator in April of 2022. His time is spent between Medina Hospital & The Brunswick Family Health Center. Brad completed his Paramedic training from Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2012, and spent 5 years working in pediatric critical care transport while obtaining his associates degree in nursing. In 2016 he graduated from Stark State University with his Associates degree and began working at Medina Hospital's emergency room in 2017. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in 2019 from Ohio University. Brad has been a member of Sharon Township Fire Department since 2010 and is currently a Lieutenant.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our Medical Direction.

All Pre-hospital personnel are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Mike Savetski, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 440.567.5055.

Classroom Location

Please enter hospital through Entrance A.

For questions please call us at EMS Office Phone Number: 440.567.5055.