Nationally Recognized Stroke Care
Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is the leading stroke program in Monmouth and Ocean County and is a state recognized and Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke program, the highest designation available. JSUMC also achieved the highest recognition for quality and speed, Get With The Guidelines®‒Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes 85 percent or higher adherence to quality indicators for two or more years, and measures to increase the speed of administering clot-busting tPA.
A Stroke Program achieves comprehensive status for its high volume, quality measures, and progressive stroke therapies that are available 24/7. The Stroke Program utilizes the state-of-the-art Tele-neurology services which provides emergent video consultation with a Neurologist to avoid delays in treatment.
Our stroke volume and outcomes data are publicly reported according to Comprehensive Stroke Center requirements. This data reflects stroke admissions to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. JSUMC admits over 675 stroke patients per year making us the provider of choice in Monmouth, Ocean, and surrounding counties.
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Treatment rates for acute ischemic stroke remains low in the United States. Approximately, 11% percent of all strokes receive treatment utilizing IV Alteplase. JSUMC average IV Alteplase rate is almost 2 times higher than the national average. Our rate for endovascular treatment utilizing mechanical thrombectomy was 13% percent 2019.
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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. JSUMC complication rates are superior to the national benchmark.
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