The OhioHealth Stroke Network is the first partnership for stroke treatment and research of its kind in Ohio. Using advanced telemedicine technology, the network offers emergency teams at hospitals located throughout the region the same specialized stroke care found at larger OhioHealth institutions- namely Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center.
By enabling real-time communication between physicians and nurses at regional hospitals and the neurologists and stroke specialists at Riverside Methodist and Grant, 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.
Our partnership with regional hospitals ensures that when they need it, OhioHealth is there to provide neurological coverage to support patients suffering from strokes. And if a patient needs transferred for additional treatment or specialized care, such as neurovascular intervention, OhioHealth will arrange for transfer of a patient to Riverside Methodist, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, or Grant Medical Center, a Primary Stroke Center. The patient can then be returned to the hospital closer to where they live for further treatment or rehabilitation.
Read Jim's story on how the Stroke Network helped him
Hospitals In Our Stroke Treatment 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 elsewhere for specialized care.
To learn more about our network, please read our OhioHealth Stroke Network 2011 Annual Report (6.79MB pdf).
How the Stroke Network Works
When a stroke victim is brought to a regional 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 regional hospital's Emergency Department and connects to OhioHealth's Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU). The advanced technology allows OhioHealth stroke specialists, who are on-call, to actually see the patient.
- 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 primary stroke center.
William Carroll, MD, talks about the OhioHealth Stroke Network
and the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
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
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