HCMC’s EMG lab achieves national accreditation

HCMC’s EMG lab received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Ezgi Tiryaki, MD, certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), is the laboratory’s medical director.

“I am excited to receive AANEM Laboratory Accreditation status,” explains Dr. Tiryaki. “This signifies our commitment to the best quality of care and outstanding service to our patients and referring providers. We owe this achievement to the initiative and hard work of our EMG laboratory coordinator Gordian Yap and the strong support of our HCMC administrators, and we’re proud to be the first laboratory to be accredited with exemplary status in the state of Minnesota.”

HCMC’s laboratory is a main teaching site for an EMG fellowship through the University of Minnesota and the EMG technician program through the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, medicine and podiatry residents as well as medical students rotate through the laboratory to learn about the procedure and its indications.

“Being accredited will allow us to teach all these learners about the process of quality improvement and system-based practice,” says Dr. Tiryaki.

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New clinics opening in Chaska, St. Anthony Village

Contact: Christine Hill, 612.873.5719

Hennepin County Medical Center continues to expand its services with the opening of the Neurology and Specialty Clinic this week in Chaska, and a primary care clinic in St. Anthony Village in October. The Neurology and Specialty Clinic is one of a number of medical clinics and services offered by multiple health care systems at the Two Twelve Medical Center to provide convenient care for patients who live and work in the southwest metro area. The St. Anthony Village Clinic expands of HCMC’s network of primary care clinics into the northeast Minneapolis/St. Anthony area.

Neurologist Kevin Brown, DO will see patients starting Sept. 13 at the extension of HCMC’s nationally recognized neurological services at Two Twelve Medical Center, located at 111 Hundertmark Road in Chaska. The Neurology and Specialty Clinic will care for patients with diseases of the brain and nervous system, including general neurology concerns, headaches, stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA), dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, seizures, and neuromuscular problems including peripheral neuropathies and myopathies. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Appointments can be scheduled for this clinic by calling 612-873-5230.

The St. Anthony Village Clinic will offer a full range of care for the entire family and an onsite pharmacy with drive-through service when it opens in late October at 2714 Highway 88 in St. Anthony. The focus will be on providing patient-centered care to the entire family including prevention and wellness; and patients will have access to the outstanding medical and surgical providers throughout Hennepin County Medical Center’s clinics, including those on the downtown campus.

The two new clinics join Hennepin County Medical Center’s network of clinics in neighborhoods throughout the metro, including the Whittier and East Lake neighborhoods in South Minneapolis, Richfield, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park and retail clinics in Eden Prairie and Bloomington Walmart stores. These clinics, together with clinics located on the hospital campus in downtown Minneapolis, offer a variety of specialists downtown and in neighborhoods throughout the metro area. For more information about Hennepin County Medical Center’s clinics, go to http://www.hcmc.org/clinics