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November 18, 2016

Would you like to serve on a city board or commission?

Lakewood City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on various city advisory boards and commissions. Applicants must be residents of Lakewood, have a desire to serve their community in a volunteer capacity, and be willing to contribute the number of hours necessary for the particular group to which they are appointed. City Council appointments are made at the end of board/commission terms and as openings occur throughout the year.

  • One appointment to the Planning Commission
  • One appointment to Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board
  • One appointment to the Lakewood Human Rights Commission
  • Appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development Block Grants
  • Two appointments to the Audit Committee
  • Appointments to the Community Health Foundation Planning Task Force

Information on the Boards and Commissions can be found at the City’s website by going to the following:

The Second Amended Charter and Codified Ordinances of the City provides the legal descriptions of Boards and Commission and you may find that information by searching the  following:

Applicants are asked to email or deliver a cover letter and résumé for consideration to the addresses provided below:

Clerk of Council Mary Hagan

Mail/Deliver : Mary Hagan
Clerk of Council
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio  44107

The deadline for submission of is 5 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016.  Board and commission members seeking reappointment need not submit any new materials for consideration.

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For more information, please contact Mary Hagan, Clerk of Council, at (216) 529-6055.

Mobile Stroke Unit to “Go Live” to Help Save Lives in Lakewood
New City Council members tour unit after city finalizes contract 

LAKEWOOD, October 17, 2016: During its Committee of the Whole meeting, Lakewood City Council members had an opportunity to tour the Cleveland Clinic’s Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit and discuss how Lakewood residents will benefit from new advances in stroke care.  Council President Sam O’Leary invited the unit to City Hall following the completion of the contractual agreement to bring the unit to Lakewood.

Within the next several days, following the completion of protocols and training among Cleveland Clinic officials and Lakewood dispatchers and paramedics, the unit will help first responders save lives in Lakewood.

The unit c rew showed Council members the technology available for on-site stroke diagnosis and treatment, including a mobile CT scanner and a mobile lab that allows the crew to do lab tests on board. If appropriate, the crew will be able to administer tPA – a medication that can break up blood clots and give patients a better chance at survival and living without disabilities often associated with a stroke. Upon receiving treatment, patients are transported to the most appropriate hospital.  Before arriving at Lakewood City Hall, the unit crew had just treated a stroke patient with tPA on board the unit as they transported him from his home in Euclid to the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.

“Deployment of the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit in Lakewood was negotiated as part of the master agreement between the city, Cleveland Clinic, and the Lakewood Hospital Association, endorsed by City Council late last year,” says Council President O’Leary.  “Now that the city and Cleveland Clinic have come to contractual terms on the use of this precious resource, we are proud to say that this life-saving technology reinforces the city’s status as a local leader in stroke care.”

“Stroke is the number one cause of serious long-term disability in the United States, and treating stroke patients faster both saves lives and reduces disability,” said Andrew Russman, D.O., Medical Director of the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit at Cleveland Clinic. “In the fight against stroke, the mobile stroke treatment unit is at the forefront of our emergency response capability. We have seen tremendous success for patients in the last two years with the mobile stroke treatment unit, and we look forward to bringing mobile stroke care to the doorsteps of the residents of the City of Lakewood.”   Since Cleveland Clinic began its Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit program two years ago, more than 2,500 patients have been serviced by the unit crew.  Of those, 91 have received tPA on site.

“Last year when City Council announced our approval of the master agreement, we reassured Lakewood residents that the fully-staffed emergency department would be open 24/7/365 at the old hospital site until it transitioned to the new Cleveland Clinic family health center,” said O’Leary.  “We kept that promise.  And now we can say that the most advanced emergency stroke care can actually come to your home, so life-saving treatment can be started even before you get to an emergency department.”

You can watch a video to better understand how the Mobile Stroke Unit works and who benefits most.

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