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Neurology is the study of the brain and the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body that control internal organs, muscles and vision, hearing, taste and smell.

Our Neurology Department is staffed with world-class neurology specialists and sub-specialists that work closely with other sub-specialists in areas such as emergency medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, pain management and physical therapy to provide patients with multidisciplinary care that is unmatched in the area.

UTMC's Neurology Department continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence through:

  • Being the region’s first certified Stroke Center
  • Recognition by the U.S. News and World Report as a high performing specialty
  • A 20-year commitment to stroke prevention and rehabilitation
  • Achieving the American Heart Association’s “Stroke Performance Award” for the last 9 years, including the Gold Plus Performance Award for the past 5 years
  • Serving as home to the region's top neurology specialists

UTMC receives highest honor for stroke patient care

Stroke AwardThe University of Toledo Medical Center recently received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The Gold Plus Award provides evidence of commitment to quality patient care. The award is given for achieving at least 85 percent adherence to all Get With the Guidelines-Stroke performance achievement indicators and at least 75 percent compliance with a minimum of five Get With the Guidelines-Stroke quality measures.

“The Gold Plus Award is a testament to UTMC’s dedication to the guideline-based treatment of stroke patients. As a recipient of the highest award that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association bestows upon a hospital, UTMC is part of an elite list,” said Abigail Loechler, director of quality and systems improvement for the associations. “This award is not only a celebration for the hospital, but for the patients who are receiving such excellent care, resulting in a higher quality of life.”

Silver, Gold, Silver Plus and Gold Plus award-winning hospitals are honored at national events during the International Stroke Conference. UTMC is the only hospital in northwest Ohio to have achieved the Gold Plus level.

Last Updated: 9/21/15