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University Hospitals Neurological Institute earns Gold Center of Excellence designation

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

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CLEVELAND - The Neurological Institute (NI) at University Hospitals (UH) has been designated as a Gold Center of Excellence (COE) and featured as a top performing center by NeuStrategy, Inc., a Chicago consulting firm providing strategic support to neuroscience, oncology and orthopaedic service providers.

NeuStrategy's COE Survey is the only one of its kind in the neurosciences field and is the industry standard for evaluating program infrastructure.

Only 40 percent of programs received sufficient scores to be recognized as a COE. A hospital's overall performance is determined by measuring program progress in four key areas: Clinical and Research Programs, Staff, Facilities & Technology, and Business.

UH was noted for its innovative, integrated and individualized care model which puts patient care at the forefront of everything the NI does, according to Warren Selman, MD, Director of the UH Neurological Institute. He also credited the NI's leadership council for changing the way the NI interacted with the community. "Their talents - and in some cases their financial commitment - have supported everything from leadership succession planning to developing outreach programs, including the Institute's Parkinson's Boot Camp, an annual patient and family conference that now draws nearly 1,000 patients and their caregivers," he said.

"The survey findings underscore the importance of UH's multi-specialty approach to care. In addition to offering the most comprehensive range of neurological specialists, UH has state-of-the-art neuro-imaging technology, and as a result, UH offers a comprehensive range of neurological specialists and patient services in 15 centers of expertise in such areas as stroke and cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors and neuro-oncology, functional and restorative neurosurgery, and brain health," said Dr. Selman.

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About University Hospitals

University Hospitals, the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 25,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 15 hospitals, 28 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. At the core of our $3.5 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America's 50 best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopaedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, go to http://www.uhhospitals.org

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