Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Life can change in the blink of an eye, which is why the Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers the region’s most complete lineup of neuroscience services for stroke,spine injuries,concussion,epilepsy,brain tumors,movement ,memory disorders and more; including the region’s only Stroke Rescue Center.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center has once again been recognized as being high performing in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2016-17. This recognition represents the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation, which are equipped to handle the most complex cases involving neurological disorders, as well as help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care.

Our clinical teams are equipped to care for the most intricate cases. From our fellowship trained and board certified physicians to our Magnet certified nurses – our team offers the best treatment options possible.


Alan Colicchio, M.D., Medical Director of Meridian Neuroscience on U.S. News & World Report recognition.

Meridian Neuroscience Specialties

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders

Behavioral Health


Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

Migraines and Headaches

Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Nerve Surgery


Pediatrics Sleep Medicine

Spine and Neurosurgery


Visit to learn more about our comprehensive neuroscience services for stroke, spine injuries, concussion, epilepsy, brain tumors, movement and memory disorders, and more.

Stroke Quality Data and Treatment Performance

Jersey Shore University Medical Center a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is state recognized and Joint Commission certified a Comprehensive Stroke program, the leading Stroke Program in Monmouth and Ocean county. A Stroke Program achieves comprehensive status for its high volume and progressive stroke therapies that are available 24/7. The Stroke Program utilizes the state of the art Teleneurology services which provides emergent video consultation with a Neurologist to avoid delays in treatment.

The number of Stroke patient cared for annually at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association measure eight standards of in-patient stroke care. These performance measures are used by Stroke Centers to evaluate the stroke care at their facility, and are used to obtain Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from the Joint Commission.


  1. Patients with an ischemic stroke or a hemorrhagic stroke and who are non-ambulatory should start receiving DVT prophylaxis by end of hospital day two.
  2. Patients with an ischemic stroke prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge.
  3. Patients with an ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation/flutter discharged on anticoagulation therapy.
  4. Acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 120 minutes (2 hours) of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 180 minutes (3 hours) of time last known well.
  5. Patients with ischemic stroke who receive antithrombotic therapy by the end of hospital day two.
  6. Ischemic stroke patients with LDL greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL, or LDL not measured, or who were on a lipid-lowering medication prior to hospital arrival are prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge.
  7. Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or their caregivers who were given educational materials during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activation of emergency medical system, need for follow-up after discharge, medications prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, and warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
  8. Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were assessed for rehabilitation services.

The faster a clot can be removed from the brain, the more likely it is a patient will have better recovery from their stroke. National guidelines recommend eligible patients receive treatment within 60 minutes of arrival at the hospital.

Quality Performance JSUMC Performance National Average
Percentage of acute stroke patients who arrive within treatment window receive tPA 92% 85%
Percentage of tPA treatment among the stroke population at JSUMC 18% 5%
Treatment with tPA in less than 60 mins of arrival 80% of eligible patients 75%
Treatment with Endovascular Clot retrieval 14% 6%
† National Benchmark

Stroke Prevention is so Important

Often strokes occur as the result of a blockage in one of the carotid arteries (two main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain). In order to prevent a stroke caused by a blocked artery, patients may undergo a procedure to remove the blockage, either carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy.

Stroke Prevention
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