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1 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 OhioHealth Neuroscience CLINICAL UPDATE IN THIS ISSUE: NEW SERVICES OhioHealth advancing many of its programs across the neuroscience continuum of care NEW FACILITY OhioHealth Rehabilitaton Hospital opened August 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS 12 new neuroscience physicians join the OhioHealth family

2 NEW FACILITY OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital opened August 2013 In a joint venture with Select Medical, one of the nation s leading operators of specialty hospitals and rehabilitative care, OhioHealth brings an inpatient rehabilitation hospital to central Ohio, focusing on the neuroscience patient. + + More patients are able to continue their recovery and rehabilitation with OhioHealth, creating a seamless continuum of care and the opportunity for improved outcomes. + + The new hospital increased OhioHealth s rehabilitation patient bed capacity from 15 to 44, allowing for more patients to stay with OhioHealth for their care. OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital caters to the neuroscience patient, providing individualized rehabilitative care to those that have suffered strokes or other brain injuries. It allows OhioHealth to provide more patients the opportunity for recovery and rehabilitation with OhioHealth, creating a seamless continuum of care. To refer a patient, call (614) To learn more, visit OhioHealth-Rehab.com. OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 1087 Dennison Avenue and opened August NEW SERVICES OhioHealth Movement Disorders Program As part of our commitment to building the future of neuroscience, OhioHealth is broadening its neuroscience program with the addition of the OhioHealth Movement Disorders Program for comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with common and rare movement disorders including: Parkinson s disease, tremor disorders, dystonia and more. David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN OhioHealth Multidisciplinary Team of Experts Our team provides the latest treatments to help patients improve function and quality of life and includes: + + Movement disorders specialist David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN, joined the team on October 4, Cognitive neurologist + + Neuropsychologist + + Rehabilitation therapist + + Genetic counselor + + Social worker Our approach is one of compassion and patient-focused expertise, optimizing quality of life for patients with movement disorders. Visit OhioHealth.com/MovementDisorders

3 NEW SERVICES OhioHealth Neuroscience is advancing many of its programs across the neuroscience continuum of care to provide the most comprehensive prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurologic patients. OhioHealth Neuro-Oncology OhioHealth Neuropsychology OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology Comprehensive oncology care in the diagnosis and OhioHealth Neuropsychology provides comprehensive Comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment treatment of primary and metastatic brain and assessment and treatment for the cognitive and for patients with common and rare complex spine tumors emotional effects of many neurological conditions and neurodegenerative conditions Our team of physicians is specially trained to recognize, differentiate and manage the many complexities inherent in treating primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors. This includes managing neurologic complications that can arise from these conditions. Mohamed A. Hamza, MD, PhD, fellowship trained in neuro-oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, joined the program July 31, Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors: Our advanced technology enables physicians Mohamed A. Hamza, MD, PhD to precisely target brain tumors, while reducing radiation exposure to surrounding normal tissue. Surgical Expertise in Spinal Tumors: OhioHealth neuro-oncology excels in surgical treatment of cancerous tumors that arise in or invade the spinal column, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. When to Make a Referral to OhioHealth Neuro-Oncology For our brain tumor specialists: + + Patient is presenting with neurological symptoms and a brain tumor is found on the MRI. + + Patient with cancer not of the brain or spine develops neurological symptoms and metastatic brain disease is found on the MRI. For our spine tumor specialists: + + Patient is diagnosed with a primary or metastatic spine tumor, whether it s involving the nervous system or the bones. + + Patient is diagnosed with cancer progression in the spine that may create neurologic deterioration and associated medical problems. psychiatric issues, including: + + Concussions + + Traumatic brain injuries + + Non-traumatic brain injuries + + Learning disorders + + Dementia Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN Julie D. Simensky, PhD + + ADHD Our team of clinical neuropsychologists now includes clinical neuropsychologists Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN, and Julie D. Simensky, PhD, who joined Kenneth P. Bain, PhD. When to Make a Referral to OhioHealth Neuropsychology You want diagnostic testing and evaluation for: + + Multiple sclerosis (MS) + + Epilepsy + + Stroke + + Patients displaying problems with memory, problem solving, judgment, attention and other thinking skills + + Patients recovering from a concussion, brain injury or stroke and displaying behavioral and cognitive problems or mood impairment + + Patients displaying early onset signs of dementia To refer a patient, call. To learn more about our neuropsychology program, visit OhioHealth.com/Neuropsychology. OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology provides a methodical, in-depth, personalized assessment process designed to deconstruct the subtle symptoms and complex signs associated with dementia. We work together to provide the results patients and their families need to be able to manage a neurodegenerative condition. Marla B. Bruns, MD, PhD Marla B. Bruns, MD, PhD, fellowship trained in cognitive neurology at Mayo Clinic, joined our program July 31, We treat common and rare complex dementia syndromes that include primary neurodegenerative diseases and secondary cognitive dysfunction. When to Make a Referral to OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology Patient displays: + + Difficulties with memory, attention/executive function, language, visuospatial apraxias + + Changes in personality, ability to concentrate, social skills + + Lack of initiative or motivation in the absence of depression Consultation or assessment is required for patients with: + + Common and complex clinical syndromes of primary neurodegenerative diseases + + Common and complex clinical syndromes of secondary cognitive dysfunction + + Family history of neurodegenerative disease To refer a patient, call (614) To learn more about our cognitive neurology program, visit OhioHealth.com/CognitiveNeurology. OhioHealth Acquires Delay the Disease TM for Parkinson s OhioHealth has purchased Delay the Disease TM, a community-based exercise program dedicated to optimizing physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson s disease. Exercises are tailored to individual patient needs. Parkinson s patients who ve participated in the program have noted the following benefits: + + Increased motor control and movement + + Sense of personal confidence in public settings + + Decrease in medications Program elements include: + + Exercise classes geared specifically to counteract the movement challenges experienced by people with Parkinson s + + Evidence-based educational courses for healthcare professionals to broaden their understanding of Parkinson s and help them become Parkinson s specific with respect to exercise and physical therapy. + + Education materials: published books and DVDs + + Caregiver seminars To refer a patient, call. To learn more about our neuro-oncology program, visit OhioHealth.com/NeuroOncology. To learn more, call Jackie Russell, BSN, RN, CNOR, at (614)

4 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS OhioHealth Welcomes New Physicians to Neuroscience Team OhioHealth Neuroscience is growing, adding more specialists and sub-specialists to the team, and is creating an exceptional experience that is unavailable anywhere in the region. OhioHealth treats more neuroscience patients than all other central Ohio health systems combined and is best-positioned for this growth in neuroscience because of physician experience and sub-specialization that exists within our system. Meet our physicians who have joined within the past year. Bryan K. Berger, MD, MHA, ABPN, Epilepsy specialist Marla B. Bruns, MD, PhD Cognitive Formerly Columbus Neurology & Neurosurgery (614) Gregory M. Figg, MD Pain Management Specialist Formerly Columbus Neurology & Neurosurgery (614) J. Brett Fleming, MD Neurosurgeon Mohamed A. Hamza, MD, PhD Neuro-oncologist William J. Hicks II, MD Vascular David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN Movement Disorders Specialist Jaclyn M. Laine, DO, ABPN Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN Clinical Neuropsychologist Kenneth A. Mankowski, DO Formerly Capital Neurology & MS Institute Jennifer D. Mejilla, DO Julie D. Simensky, PhD Clinical Neuropsychologist For more information about these physicians or to refer a patient, please call the numbers listed here. OhioHealth Neuroscience CLINICAL UPDATE

5 AWARDS AND ACCOLADES ALS Clinic Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary August 16, 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the OhioHealth ALS Clinic. The clinic has expanded its clinic days to two Fridays per month. The clinic is also one of The ALS Association s Recognized Treatment Centers, which means the clinic meets a national standard of best-practice care in the management of ALS. The clinic is also planning to expand its offerings by incorporating an ALS research component to the clinic in the near future. To refer a patient, call (614) To learn more about the clinic, visit OhioHealth.com/ALSClinic. UPCOMING EVENTS Save the Date! Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery Designation OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital have been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ by BlueCross BlueShield Association for Spine Surgery. This means we provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures. Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. For details on Local Blue Plan Criteria, a provider s in-network status, or your own policy s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan. Each hospital s Cost Index is calculated with data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans areas, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both Cost Index figures must meet BDC+ national criteria. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages or noncovered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers OhioHealth Neuroscience Symposium May 9, 2014 The Greater Columbus Convention Center OhioHealth Transfer Center (877) XFER-2OH (877) The OhioHealth Transfer Center a fast, reliable and efficient way to transfer your patients. Critical care nurses in our centralized Transfer Center are available 24/7 to connect you with a provider within the OhioHealth system, including Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Marion General Hospital. refer a patient! To refer a patient, please contact us at (614) 4-HEALTH Visit us online: OhioHealth.com/Neuro A FAITH-BASED, NOT-FOR-PROFIT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM RIVERSIDE METHODIST HOSPITAL + GRANT MEDICAL CENTER + DOCTORS HOSPITAL + GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DUBLIN METHODIST HOSPITAL + DOCTORS HOSPITAL NELSONVILLE + HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL + MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL WESTERVILLE MEDICAL CAMPUS + 20 HEALTH AND SURGERY CENTERS + URGENT CARE + PRIMARY AND SPECIALTY CARE WELLNESS + HOSPICE + HOME CARE + 22,000 PHYSICIANS, ASSOCIATES AND VOLUNTEERS OhioHealth Inc All rights reserved. FY /13.

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