Healthcare Services and Programs

We provide stroke patients expertise unmatched by any other health system in the Columbus region.

find a doctorview our locationsOur stroke network uses advanced telemedicine to connect emergency teams at community hospitals to specialists in critical care and stroke at our OhioHealth facilities in Columbus, Ohio.

By enabling real-time communication between physicians and nurses at other hospitals and the neurologists and stroke specialists at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, our powerful network helps central Ohio patients quickly receive the most advanced stroke treatment and appropriate interventions they need, saving valuable time.

This is accomplished by using two-way audio and visual telemedicine capabilities.

Collaboration with OhioHealth's Emergency Stroke Team

When a stroke victim is brought to a partner hospital's Emergency Department, the emergency medical team provides direct treatment on-site, while collaborating with OhioHealth's emergency stroke team, using innovative real-time technology from a mobile cart.

This mobile cart, equipped with a two-way camera and audio connection powered by REACH Health technology, is located in the partner hospital's Emergency Department and connects to OhioHealth's Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU). The advanced technology allows OhioHealth stroke specialists, doctors who are on-call, to actually see the patient. They can:

  • Evaluate the patient's condition
  • View test results
  • Confer with the community hospital's physicians
  • Help determine the correct course of action immediately

After initial evaluations and tests are completed, the OhioHealth stroke team can help determine whether or not the patient should remain at the local hospital or be transferred to an OhioHealth certified stroke center.

OhioHealth Neuroscience Programs

More specialists and subspecialists are joining our nationally recognized neuroscience team, giving patients access to the widest range of expertise available in both complex and routine neurological conditions.

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Stroke patient Jim Holbrook

Meet Jim Holbrook

When Jim Holbrook recalls the day he had his stroke, one vivid memory stands out: getting in the helicopter that took him to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

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Brain and Stroke Therapy

Our therapists specialize in neurologic disorders and address the physical and cognitive as well as social and emotional aspects of recovery.

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Neuroscience Center Michael J. Fox