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       Cleveland Clinic Martin Health News

        Cleveland Clinic  Martin Health Announces

        New Chief Operating Officer

           Cleveland  Clinic                               Soska holds a Master of Business Administration   representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties.
        Martin Health is pleased                        from Baldwin Wallace College, and a Bachelor of Arts in   Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre
        to announce that                                Accounting and Finance from Walsh University. He also   main campus near downtown Cleveland, 15 regional
        Christopher Soska, MBA,                         serves as an executive coach for Cleveland Clinic, and is   hospitals (11 in Ohio, four in Florida), more than 150
        will join the leadership                        working toward certification.                      northern  Ohio  outpatient  locations  –  including  18
        team as chief operating                            “Chris will be a tremendous asset for Cleveland Clinic   full-service family health centers and three health and
        officer on May 30.                              Martin Health as we continue to work toward bringing   wellness centers – and locations in Las Vegas, Nev.;
           Soska brings 20 years                        world-class care to the Treasure Coast,” said Robert L.   Toronto,  Canada;  Abu  Dhabi,  UAE;  and  London,
        of  Cleveland  Clinic                           Lord Jr., president of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.   England.  In  2017,  there  were  7.6  million  outpatient
        leadership experience,                          “He has demonstrated collaborative and transformational   visits,  229,000  hospital  admissions  and  207,000
        with diversified roles                          leadership during his career with Cleveland Clinic, and   surgical  cases  throughout  Cleveland  Clinic’s  health
        across multiple service                         our organization and community  will  benefit  from  his   system. Patients came for treatment from every state
        areas within the organization.                  experience and insights.”                          and  185  countries.  Visit  us  at
           He has served as system executive director, hospital   About Cleveland Clinic                   Follow  us  at  News  and
        and  ambulatory  operations  since August  2018.  In      Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic   resources available at
        that role, Soska is responsible for system strategic   medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care   About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
        alignment and facilitating transformational agility. He   with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio,      Cleveland  Clinic  Martin  Health  has  served
        has responsibility for enterprise-wide teams supporting   it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with   Florida’s Treasure Coast region for 80 years. It joined
        Cleveland Clinic hospitals and family health center   a  vision  of  providing  outstanding  patient  care  based   the Cleveland Clinic health system in January 2019.
        operations, including surgical services, pharmacy,   upon  the  principles  of  cooperation,  compassion  and   Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers a continuum of
        the transplant center, and care resource optimization   innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical   care including preventive, primary and acute hospital
        among others.                                   breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery   care,  as  well  as  cancer  and  cardiac  care,  wellness
           In  his  role  as  COO,  Soska  will  work  with  the   and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.   and  rehabilitation  services.  Its  approximately  4,500
        Cleveland Clinic Martin Health leadership team to   News & World Report  consistently  names  Cleveland   associates,  600  affiliated  physicians  and  more  than
        develop and implement strategic and operational goals   Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual   850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations
        for the organization. He will also work with Cleveland   “America’s  Best  Hospitals”  survey. Among  Cleveland   in Martin and St. Lucie counties. To learn more, visit
        Clinic Florida region leaders to ensure Martin Health’s   Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time
        effective integration as part of a regional health system.  salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses,

         Martin Health For You:

         Five Facts To Know About Parkinson’s Disease

        By Shira McMahan, D.O.                             2. One risk factor is age. Parkinson’s usually develops      4. There is no lab test for Parkinson’s. That means
           Nearly a million                             at about age 60. But up to 10 percent of those with it have   it can be difficult to diagnose. Doctors use a person’s
        people in the  United                           early-onset Parkinson’s, which begins before age 50 and is   medical history and a neurological exam to identify it.
        States are living with                          often inherited. Parkinson’s also affects about 50 percent   A dopamine transporter (DAT) scan can determine if
        Parkinson’s disease –                           more men than women.                               levels of dopamine in the brain are low or normal. Low
        a disorder that affects                                                                            levels are consistent with a Parkinsonian disorder.
        movement and gets worse                            3. Symptoms begin gradually. Often, Parkinson’s
        over time. Here are five                        symptoms start on one side of the body and then later      5. While there’s no cure, treatment can help.
        key facts to know about                         affect both sides. Symptoms include:               It’s common to take a variety of medicines to manage
        this  all-too-common                               • Tremor of the legs, hands, arms, jaw and face.  symptoms, including ones that increase levels of
        illness.                                           • Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk.        dopamine in the brain. Surgical options such as deep
                                                           • Slowed movements.                             brain stimulation (DBS) can also help in severe cases.
           1. Parkinson’s is a brain disorder. It occurs when      • Poor balance and coordination.        With DBS, doctors implant electrodes in the brain,
        nerve cells in the brain that produce a chemical called      As symptoms get worse, Parkinson’s may make   which stimulate the parts of the brain that control
        dopamine either don’t work properly or die. As a result,   it  difficult  to  walk,  talk  or accomplish  simple  tasks.   movement.
        the cells make less dopamine, which helps coordinate   People with the disease may also experience depression,      Finding the right neurologist to help manage a brain
        movement. That decrease in dopamine hinders the   sleep problems, constipation, and trouble chewing or   disorder is crucial in the management of the illness.
        ability to control movement. Scientists still don’t know   swallowing. Some people also have problems with   To learn more, or to find a neurologist near you, visit
        what causes these cells to stop working or die.  memory.                                 
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