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Case in Point: Michigan Stroke Network

Creating Value and Sustainability with a 31-Site Neuroscience Network Spanning the State of Michigan

The Challenge:

Under the leadership of President Jack Weiner, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) advanced into the top five percent of U. S. hospitals recognized nationally for clinical excellence in areas that included cardiology and orthopedic care. It was also the first certified primary stroke center in the state of Michigan and ninth in the nation. After investing in a state-of-the-art, neuroendovascular surgical program to serve the greater Detroit area, Weiner wanted to extend the reach of this capability to provide better and more timely stroke access to underserved regions throughout Michigan. A team assembled by Weiner explored ways to use SJMO's neurosciences and stroke programs to serve a wider patient population and determined that an approach using acute care telehealth would be needed.

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