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New Approaches for Neuro Care Service Lines
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Before neurologist Andrei Alexandrov, MD, joined the 1,146-bed University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital more than five years ago, the hospital had an uncertain vision for a comprehensive stroke program, which was more piecemeal than programmatic; the hospital addressed only certain aspects of stroke care. Then Alexandrov and his colleagues drew up a planning document approved by the C-suite that proposed dramatic changes in neurology care that would cascade through the system.

This vision encompassed new multidisciplinary teams, revamped hiring practices, new clinical approaches, and innovative research.