Spectrum Health West Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Group Hires Acute Care Neurohospitalist
The Spectrum Health Medical Group announced that it has added Paul G. Wasielewski, MD, who brings more than 10 years experience in neurology, as Spectrum Health’s first neurohospitalist for adult acute care patients.
“Dr. Wasielewski’s presence in the hospital as a neurological resource to other physicians is invaluable,” said James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, president, Spectrum Health Medical Group.'”His expertise is unique in our community and provides our patients with expedited care.”
Neurohospitalists provide frequent and timely neurology consultations in the hospital and emergency department. According to the American Neurological Association, the hospitalist model has become more common in acute care settings to help improve safety and quality of hospital stays.
‘”One of the most difficult challenges in our hospitalized population is diagnosing and treating neurological disorders,” said Dr. Wasielewski, who consults at both Blodgett and Butterworth hospitals. “I am on hand to work with medical internists, surgeons, oncologists, intensive care and emergency room staff to try to determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. I went to medical school to be in a hospital, not in an offsite office or clinic, so this is very rewarding work for me.”
Dr. Wasielewski came to Spectrum Heath from Bronson Neurological Services in Kalamazoo. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and interned at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He served his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, and his fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, a multispecialty team of nearly 100 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.’ The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years.