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Medina Hospital Awarded Designated Stroke Center

Medina Memorial Health Care System is now a NYS Designated Stroke Center


The New York State Department of Health has announced that Medina Memorial Health Care System has earned the designation as a Stroke Center.   The designation is part of a statewide effort to improve the overall quality of care and outcomes for stroke patients.

The statewide program, which began in 2004, was designed to improve care to stroke patients through enhanced policies, protocols, rapid evaluation and treatment. Criteria includes physician care within 15 minutes of arrival to the emergency department, a CT scan within 25 minutes, lab results in 45 minutes and receipt of clot-busting drugs within an hour of arrival, or within three hours of symptom onset.

Medina Memorial Health Care System has dedicated acute stroke teams on-site and appropriate neuro-imaging services available.

Medina Memorial Announces Hospitalist Program

On August 1st, Medina Memorial Hospital introduced a new hospitalist program.  Hospitalists are doctors who have advanced training and experience in the special medical care needed by patients during a hospital stay. They treat only hospitalized patients and do not see patients outside of the hospital setting.  Therefore, they are able to develop expertise in the more acute, complicated care needed by patients in the hospital with more severe conditions.

Patients in hospitals with hospitalists have immediate access to the physician.  Thus, they tend to have shorter hospital stays, lower costs, better outcomes, and increased satisfaction.

Medina Hospital Now Participating in Local Electronic Health Info Exchange

The Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, or RHIO, now includes all 15 hospitals in the 10-county area.

Medina Memorial Hospital in Orleans County and St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, Steuben County, recently joined the region’s electronic health information exchange.

Doctors and other health care providers can view lab reports, test results, medication history, demographic information, radiology images and reports, hospital discharge summaries, and elder services data over a secure Internet connection through the RHIO.

The RHIO serves Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle filed report; Photo courtesy: Medina Memorial Health Care System