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UC Health Expands Neurosurgery Services at West Chester Hospital

Mar. 12, 2024

Cincinnati, Oh - New offerings give patients more options for inpatient and outpatient care closer to home.

UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s adult academic health system, has expanded inpatient and outpatient neurosurgery care at West Chester Hospital, providing patients with more options closer to home.

“We are pleased to meet this need in the community by growing access to advanced, subspeciality neurosurgery care within the northern suburbs of Cincinnati,” said Joseph Cheng, MD, associate director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. “We know that surgery is not always the answer. Our providers specialize in non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques as well as traditional surgery, treating every condition from the common to the complex. We bring together experts from eight subspecialties to help get patients quickly on the path toward recovery and back to the things they love.”

The new services at West Chester Hospital include a dedicated neurosciences inpatient unit that opened in December 2023 to provide care for neurology, neurosurgery and spine patients. The unit includes 18 dedicated beds for inpatient care, as well as a highly skilled nursing staff trained in specialized neurological care.

UC Health has also added state-of-the-art technology at the hospital, including a new Medtronic O-arm™ imaging system added in February to enable the highest level of surgical care for spine, cranial and orthopedic patients.

West Chester Hospital’s outpatient neurosurgery clinic is also growing: the clinic has relocated on the hospital’s campus, doubled in capacity to meet patient needs, and added staff such as dedicated nurse navigators to help improve the patient experience and seamlessly coordinate patients’ care.

“At UC Health, patients have access to the most comprehensive care available in the region under one roof, from diagnostics to integrative wellness to therapy, surgery, and beyond,” Cheng said. “Patients should never have to compromise care quality with convenience. We are excited to expand these services to West Chester Hospital to ensure that more patients can receive the expert care they need closer to home.”

For more than 80 years, the neurosurgery team at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute has been a source of hope for patients and other providers. Home to subspecialty-trained neurosurgeons, one of the region’s only neuroscience intensive care units, and the most skilled neurologic nurses in Greater Cincinnati, the team pursues leading-edge research and innovative treatments for brain, spine, and nerve disorders. This expansion furthers the organization’s dedication to exceptional patient care by providing patients with increased access to the neurological and neurosurgery experts at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute without needing to travel to UC Health’s Clifton campus.