Columbus, OH – OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is the first hospital in Ohio to achieve a first-class designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Riverside Methodist has been recognized by The Joint Commission as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, which means it is part of an elite group of [...]
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Dear friends, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jennie Riedy following a prolonged illness. Jennie was a lifelong learner and EMS educator. Her infectious, optimistic spirit has touched the lives of countless friends, patients, families, nurses, physicians, EMTs, Paramedics and others. Her health care career began with graduation [...]
The Flag of Heroes hangs this week at the EMS entrance to OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center Emergency Department. The flag contains the names of all emergency responders, including EMS, police, and fire, that died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 We hang the flag in honor of these brave individuals and those serving their communities [...]
Grant Medical Center’s STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) program has been recognized for its commitment to a higher standard of care for heart attack patients with the American Heart Association’s “Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award.” Lory Winland, American Heart Association Ohio Mission:Lifeline Director said “Unlike the Olympics, silver doesn’t mean that you finished in second [...]
Join Us at Any Central Ohio OhioHealth ED today, Wed and Thurs for Our EMS Week Cook-Outs from 1100-1400
Background John P. Moore was an invaluable member of the Grant Medical Center family. For 25 years, John served as a part-time paramedic instructor at Grant, and a paramedic instructor for the Columbus Division of Fire. John was instrumental in the creation of Grant LifeFlight’s first remote helicopter base in Wellston, Ohio; the first of [...]
Because of construction and changes to department areas, our GI Lab has moved from the 1st floor of the main hospital near the ED to the 2nd floor of the Grant Surgical and Heart Center.
Here’s a great article from JEMS about EMS and Social Networking: Can You Post and Get Away with It?
Today is National Doctors Day. We want to take a moment and thanks all of the Physicians working tirelessly to improve patient care. We especially want to thank our own Medical Directors for all they do, including: Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP Medical Director, Franklin County Firefighters | Grant EMS Education Critical Care and Emergency [...]
Chevrolet has produced a quick reference sheet for extrication involving the Chevy Volt. Click here for the Quick Reference Sheet
Surgical Emergency Response Team: Grant Medical Center and the Columbus Division of Fire (NBC4i.com)
The LifeLink and EMS Education Business Offices Will be Closed on Monday February 7, 2011; All Classes Will Still Run as Scheduled
The LifeLink and EMS Education Business Offices Will be Closed on Monday February 7, 2011; All Classes Will Still Run as Scheduled.
MedFlight Facebook Page photo of N117M posted by Keith Mancuso January 6, 2011 MedFlight 3 at Wellston, the Nation’s First Remote Medical Helicopter Base Celebrates 25 Years of Service The nation’s first remote non-hospital based medical helicopter was placed in rural southern Ohio in January 1986, pioneered by a revolutionary idea to bring time saving [...]
A new anticoagulant was recently approved for use to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The drug is Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate). It is expected that a significantly sized population of patients may begin taking this drug as part of their stroke prevention care in the future. The problem with this drug is [...]
As healthcare professionals we understand the importance of obtaining reliable histories for our patients. This includes determining an accurate time of sign and symptom onset. The American Heart Association’s 2010 ECC guidelines recommend that patients receive rTPA therapy within 3 hours of the onset of stroke signs and symptoms when possible. The onset time and a detailed history [...]