Neurological and Stroke Care
Neurology is a broad field because our nervous system spans our entire body. That’s why our team works closely with each individual’s primary care physician and other multidisciplinary specialists to provide the most effective treatment and achieve the best possible outcomes for conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system.
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has certified our three hospitals—Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center—as Primary Stroke Centers.
In stroke, “time is brain.” Stroke is an emergency where getting the right care, right away is critical to both life and quality of life. We are able to treat ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, as well as transient ischemic attacks known as a mini stroke.
Steps taken after a stroke can help achieve the best possible recovery. Many of the effects of stroke are treatable during recovery. In fact, the first two weeks after a stroke are the most important opportunity for rehab efforts and can yield the most gain.
No matter when someone suffering a stroke arrives at the hospital, they are guaranteed to be seen by a stroke certified neurologist within minutes. This service allows them to receive the appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Our unit makes diagnosing and monitoring seizures easier on patients through routine and ambulatory EEG monitoring—giving individuals and their neurologists a better understanding of what’s happening.
The American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Award
CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Award for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance during the 12-month period.
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-intensive care, neuro-interventional, neuroscience nursing, emergency medicine work together to care for patients with the most complex medical and surgical conditions and get them on the road to recovery.