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Hospitals Re-Think Neurological Services to Meet Geriatric Needs
Health Leaders Media

Six years ago, the 1,239-bed Cleveland Clinic began to systematically take on one of the biggest challenges looming in healthcare: an increasing aging patient population that needs neurological care.

In 2007, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio had only “a handful of neurologists in our regional hospitals” who treated perhaps 1,000 elderly patients with neurological conditions a year, recalls Stephen Samples, MD, vice chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute.

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