Healthcare Services and Programs
We provide stroke patients expertise unmatched by any other health system in the Columbus region.
Our 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
This is accomplished by using two-way audio and visual
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
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.
Hospitals in Our Stroke Network
The OhioHealth Stroke Network is designed to work in the manner of a "hub and spoke" model. It helps maximize efficiency in stroke care, while minimizing the need to transfer a stroke patient to another hospital for specialized care.
OhioHealth hospitals or "hubs" include:
Partner hospitals or "spokes" include:View all Stroke Network Hospitals
OhioHealth Doctors in the Stroke Network
William E. Carroll, MD
Geoffrey A. Eubank, MD
William J. Hicks, II, MD
Kristin M. Johnson, DO
Emily T. Klatte, MD
Kenneth A. Mankowski, DO
William T. Mayr, MD
Jennifer D. Mejilla, DO
Obinna I. Moneme, MD
John C. Novak, MD
Steven G. Simensky, MD
Adam N. Ueberroth, MD
Ronald F. Budzik, Jr., MD
Thomas M. Davis, Jr., MD
Peter J. Pema, MD
Nirav Amit Vora, MD
Patricia Escobar, MD
Michael D. Waite, MD
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.
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.
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.