Saint Barnabas Medical Center Named One of the Nation's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for Neurology and Neurosurgical Services
LIVINGSTON, NJ (July 21, 2009) – Saint Barnabas Medical Center is ranked in the area of Neurology and Neurosurgery in U.S. News's 2009-10 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. This guide ranks hospitals that excel in specified kinds of medical and surgical care based on a variety of rigorous criteria.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve this recognition for Neurology and Neurosurgical Services. We are listed among the nation’s premier centers. "When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients." “We are extremely proud of this recognition. Our comprehensive Neurology and Neurosurgical services are a resource for physicians and residents across the region,” states John F. Bonamo, MD, MS, Executive Director Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Saint Barnabas offers extensive Neurology and Neurosurgical services dedicated to the medical, surgical and psychological treatment of complex disorders of the brain and nervous system for children and adults. An unprecedented team of nationally and internationally distinguished neurologists and neurosurgeons lead highly specialized programs and multidisciplinary services that offer complete care and ongoing support to patients and families. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has been named a Level 4 specialized epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The Level 4 designation is the highest given by the NAEC and identifies those centers that offer the broadest range of complex medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy. The program is one of only three in New Jersey to earn this designation.
In addition to traditional approaches, new surgical procedures and innovative medical advancements are available, some pioneered by Saint Barnabas physicians. Saint Barnabas provides an extensive array of Neurology and Neurosurgical services dealing with the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, adult and pediatric neurosurgery, benign and malignant tumors, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations requiring neurosurgical or endovascular intervention, degenerative conditions of the spine, stroke, as well as other neurological, memory and cognitive disorders. Saint Barnabas stroke program is a Joint Commission Certified and a NJ Department of Health and Senior Services designated, Comprehensive Stroke Center. The ICU is staffed by full-time intensivists and Saint Barnabas Medical Center sponsors one of two neurosurgery residency programs in New Jersey.
Serving as a resource for physicians and residents across the region, Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians provide consultation and medical seminars, as well as community education and support programs designed to improve the quality and accessibility of care for people and families coping with neurological disorders and those requiring neurosurgical care. For more information, please call 1-888-724-7123.
Saint Barnabas Contact: Sally Malech