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Mon February 11, 2013

Lansing hospital 1st in Michigan to be certified comprehensive stroke center

Dr. Syed Hussain (right), talks about Sparrow Hospital's cerifitication as a comprehensive stroke center. 42 year old James Cady (left) was treated for a stroke at Sparrow in 2011
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Sparrow Hospital officials in Lansing are celebrating their recent certification as Michigan’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The Lansing hospital is one of only 20 centers recognized for its stroke treatment, which starts with diagnosis, through hospital treatment and outpatient therapy.

Dr. Syed Hussain is the medical director of Stroke Services at Sparrow.   He's also an MSU HealthTeam neurologist.

He says discussions about expanding Medicaid coverage in Michigan may help with providing some elective and preventive care.

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