Our Neuroscience Centers are equipped to handle serious brain-related conditions.
Several of our hospitals are certified stroke centers, specializing in
emergency care for stroke and TIA. Our emergency departments are equipped
to handle brain and spinal injury and we offer a dedicated center for
concussion and other screening for athletes. In addition, we offer one
of New Jersey's most comprehensive epilepsy programs, treating all
forms of epilepsy and seizure disorders. Our integrated team of neurologists,
surgeons, and oncologists coordinate sophisticated care to patients with
brain and spine tumors.
Our stroke centers specialize in emergency care, inpatient treatment, and
rehabilitation for stroke and TIA. We have a designated stroke team of
doctors, nurses and therapists, state-of-the-art diagnostic brain imaging
capabilities, an intensive care unit led by nurses skilled in neurological
emergencies, an inpatient stroke care unit with specially trained nurses
along with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Additionally,
teams of neurosurgeons at these facilities provide critical support for
sophisticated stroke treatment, utilizing technical advances in microsurgery
and monitoring of intracranial pressure. In some severe cases of hemorrhagic
stroke, neurosurgery may be necessary.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been designated as a Comprehensive Stroke
Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and
has been certified by The Joint Commission. A Comprehensive Stroke Center
offers specialized care to patients who suffer the most complex strokes
and need specialized testing and immediate interventions. Clara Maass,
Community, Monmouth and our Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers have been
designated as Primary Stroke Centers indicating that these facilities
have dedicated the resources to effectively treat a stroke patient during
an emergency. Our Stroke Recovery Program, a specialized rehabilitation
program for stroke survivors, is also offered at Monmouth Medical Center
through a partnership with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls.
Epilepsy & Seizure Centers
We are home to one of the state's most comprehensive Epilepsy and Seizure
Programs. Our Medical Centers provide superior care to adults and children
with epilepsy and related seizure disorders. A full range of state-of-the-art
diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, surgical options and support
are available to patients with epilepsy throughout our neuroscience programs.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among New Jersey's most experienced
Brain & Spinal Tumors
The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at the Leon Hess Cancer Center provides
a full spectrum of comprehensive services to treat benign and malignant
tumors originating in the brain and spinal cord, as well as neurological
complications of cancer that has spread to other regions of the body.
Because of the complexity of brain tumors, our patients benefit from the
collaboration and advanced treatment options offered by a multidisciplinary
team of health care professionals. Our mission is to provide the best
clinical management and treatment options for brain tumor patients, and
to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families by addressing
their multidimensional needs, which include physical, social/family, emotional,
functional, cognitive, and spiritual dimensions, through excellence of
clinical management and research programs.