Jupiter Medical Center is entering a new era in its ability to treat complex,
neurological diseases and disorders. Between 2017 and 2018, the hospital
took a bold step with the recruitment of a top-tier neurologist and neuroendovascular
surgeon, and with the continued support of the community, we are poised
to achieve unprecedented excellence in neurologic care through the creation
of a full-fledged Neurosciences Institute.
HEADING OFF STROKE
When it comes to stroke, as neurologists put it, “Time is brain.”
A journey of just 15 or 20 minutes to obtain care can be debilitating—or
deadly. Since 2008, Jupiter Medical Center had been recognized by the
Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, but for more complex neurological
situations, patients were forced to seek care at other area hospitals
Thanks to a magnificent $5 million gift from an anonymous donor, we were
able to fast-track the development and launch of our Comprehensive Stroke
Center, which opened in January 2019. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center
delivers 24/7 rapid, advanced stroke care for both ischemic (blockages)
and hemorrhagic (bleeding) strokes, utilizing advanced facilities and
technologies. The new, 3-D neurointerventional biplane angiography technology
is used for precise diagnosis of neurological abnormalities and minimally
invasive endovascular procedures that can immediately repair these conditions.
This 3-D biplane technology also provides physicians with functional imaging,
allowing advanced visualization and navigation around structures in the
brain, providing better patient outcomes.
Our Comprehensive Stroke Center has laid the groundwork to allow us to
architect a comprehensive Neurosciences Institute encompassing many other
areas of neuroscience. The diagnosis and treatment of complex, neurological
diseases requires the most advanced diagnostic equipment such as the 3T
MRI, which is exceptionally beneficial for pathological conditions involving
the brain and spine and will soon be available at Jupiter Medical Center.
The Neurosciences Institute will be a resource for patients with varied,
chronic neurological conditions where they can receive care from neurologists,
physical therapists, nutritionists and other health professionals in one
multidisciplinary facility. Patients will also have access to advanced
diagnostic technologies, as well as leading-edge therapies. Neurologic
injuries and diseases are among the most complex conditions to treat.
With the creation of a Neurosciences Institute, patients will receive
around-the- clock care from team members with advanced critical care training.