Epilepsy Program at Community Medical Center Earns Reaccreditation
as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center
Only Program in Region to Achieve this Distinction
April 10, 2017, Toms River, NJ - The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has accredited Community
Medical Center’s Epilepsy Program at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience
Institute as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center for the second consecutive period.
Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities
to provide the highest level medical evaluation and treatment for patients
with complex epilepsy.
NAEC developed levels of care for epilepsy for use in evaluating the appropriateness
and quality of epilepsy care. NAEC designation as a specialized epilepsy
center means that Community Medical Center not only provides routine care
to individuals with seizures or epilepsy, but also specializes in providing
comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with uncontrolled seizures.
The accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and other seizure disorders often requires
performing prolonged outpatient or inpatient video-electroencephalography
(video-EEG) monitoring. The Video EEG program at Community Medical Center
offers the only video-EEG service in the region for children, adolescents
and adults. The program features state-of-the-art computerized digital
EEG and video equipment on both the pediatric and adult neuroscience units.
Dr. Amor Mehta, Medical Director and epileptologist, for the Epilepsy Program
at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical
Center explains, “Video EEG uses a simultaneous video and EEG recording
- a brain wave test to detect abnormalities in the electrical activity
of the brain. This is done to document one or more of the patient's
typical spells, in order to determine their cause, nature and optimal
Dr. Mehta works with a team of physicians, technicians and nurses to evaluate
patients, diagnose epilepsy and develop individualized and comprehensive
“Achieving designation as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center is a testament
to our Medical Staff, especially the Department of Neurology, who provides
exceptional care,” said Michael Mimoso, MHSA, FACHE, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Center. “With Dr. Mehta’s
leadership and expertise we are able to elevate the level of care available
to individuals with epilepsy and other seizure disorders,” he added.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center
brings together a highly skilled interdisciplinary group of specialists
to provide the highest quality advanced care to prevent, diagnose and
treat diseases of the brain, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous
system. The Neuroscience Institute combines the extensive medical experience
and state-of-the-art technology to treat epilepsy as well as stroke, brain
and spinal cord diseases and tumors, dementia/Alzheimer's Disease,
sleep disorders, and movement and neuromuscular disorders.
For additional information about the Video-EEG Program at the Jay and Linda
Grunin Neuroscience Institute, call 732.557.8116. For a referral to physician
on staff at Community Medical Center, please call 1.888.724.7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/community.