Ron Paapke was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in September 2017. He was experiencing a massive stroke.
Through the CMH Emergency Department’s telemedicine robot, Paapke was assessed remotely by Dr. Stewart Weber, of OHSU. A Life Flight helicopter transported him from CMH to OHSU, where a nearly 5-inch long blood clot was removed from Paapke’s head.
Paapke made a full and almost immediate recovery, thanks to the fast action of his wife, Jane Leino; first responders; and the doctors at CMH and OHSU.
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