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May 26, 2017

MCQUAID NAMED TO VIZIENT BOARD OF MANAGERS
David McQuaid, chief executive officer of The Ohio State University Health System and chief operating officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been named to the Vizient University Health System Consortium Board of Managers. McQuaid has more than 25 years in academic medicine including positions held at Johns Hopkins, Duke and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. The Board of Managers, chaired by Ann Madden Rice, CEO of UC Davis Medical Center, comprises 22 executive officers from Vizient academic medical center member organizations, the chief health system officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Irene Thompson, executive advisor to the Vizient CEO and vice chair of the Board of Managers. Vizient is the nation’s largest member-owned health care services company. 


WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER ACHIEVES SUMMA CUM LAUDE STATUS ON EPIC HONOR ROLL
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in the country to achieve Summa Cum Laude status in the Epic Honor Roll program. This program recognizes customers who achieve best practice with their implementation of Epic’s systems. The Honor Roll is judged by metrics and validated performance in ease of use for physicians, health information exchange, infrastructure stability and performance, patient engagement, population management and analytics and staying current with latest features. In order to achieve Summa Cum Laude status, an organization must achieve Epic’s benchmark in all six categories. 


RACKE NAMED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF CONSORTIUM OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTERS
Dr. Michael Racke, a neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who specializes in researching cures for and treating patients with multiple sclerosis, has been named President-Elect of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) during the national organization’s annual meeting. Started in 1986 for MS health professionals of all specialties, CMSC is the largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for multiple sclerosis in the world.


WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES STROKE GOLD PLUS AWARD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been approved for the Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus award, which honors an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes the Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. The Medical Center has also been recognized as a recipient of the American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Elite for improving stroke care. 


WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES 2017 ACTION REGISTRY PLATINUM AWARD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been awarded the highest award offered by the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR-ACTION Registry – GWTG, the Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has received the Platinum Performance Achievement for three consecutive years. The award is given to hospitals that maintained a performance measure score of 90 percent or better in the treatment of heart attack patients for eight consecutive quarters. The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. 


HANSEN WINS CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY SOCIETY YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Brian Hansen, physiology and cell biology graduate research associate at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is the first place winner of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society’s Young Investigator Award in the Basic Science category. The Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES) Young Investigator Awards (YIA) Competition recognizes and encourages the work of young investigators and their parent institutions. The top five highest scoring abstracts in each category were designated as a finalist in the CES YIA competition. Their posters were judged by a panel of judges at the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society luncheon. 

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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu