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COMPREHENSIVE STROKE

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 until now.

Starving the brain of oxygen, stroke destroys 1.9 million neurons and 14 billion synapses per minute.

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, opening December 2018. 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.

We’ve built our reputation as the hospital of choice for the first line of treatment for patients having a stroke. Now we’re setting our sights higher so that we can become a Comprehensive Stroke Center, providing the full gamut of advanced neurological care.

NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE

Our Comprehensive Stroke Center has laid the groundwork to allow us to architect a comprehensive Neurosciences Institute that will encompass many other areas of neuroscience not yet available at Jupiter Medical Center. The diagnosis and treatment of complex, neurological diseases will require the most advanced diagnostic equipment such as the 3T MRI, which is exceptionally beneficial for pathological conditions involving the brain and spine.


ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA PROGRAM


The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Program will offer comprehensive evaluation and innovative treatments for patients with a range of conditions that affect cognition and memory, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, traumatic brain injury and brain vascular disease.


TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA) AND STROKE CLINICS


Jupiter Medical Center will implement TIA and Stroke Clinics throughout our geographic service area. Clinics strengthen patient and referring physician relationships, and provide greater patient convenience leading to increased referral volumes. Jupiter Medical Center’s geographic footprint stretches from Stuart to West Palm Beach, and clinics can be added to these geographies to further increase access to our community, both in our urgent care/convenient care locations and in neurologists’ offices.


MOVEMENT DISORDER PROGRAM


A Movement Disorder Program can treat a wide span of conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, gait disorders, drug-induced movement disorders, tics, Tourette’s syndrome, ataxia and others. The Movement Disorder Program will address the physical, psychological and social components of the disease or condition, including initial diagnosis and disease management, disease and treatment education for patient and family, medication management, tremor control and diet support. Exercise programs and physical therapy are also key elements for patients with movement disorders. Slated for recruitment is a neurologist with special training in epilepsy and seizure disorders; a patient navigator; and an on-site neurohospitalist to provide timely care for complex cases.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE


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 stereotactic EEG and other advanced diagnostic technologies, as well as leading-edge therapies like Vagus Nerve Stimulation for treatment-resistant depression, Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, and Botox injections for dystonia. 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.

  • $30 Million

    FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR NEUROLOGY CARE

  • 2X Risk of Stroke

    DOUBLES FOR EACH DECADE OF LIFE AFTER 552

  • 5th

    LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IS STROKE

Want To Learn More?

Contact the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation today to learn about the good we’re doing and how to get involved.