January 14, 2012
On January 14, Martha Jefferson Hospital opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art Neuroscience Center.
For several years, Martha Jefferson Hospital has had specially trained, exceptional neurologists and neurosurgeons on staff. Additionally, the hospital began developing a stroke program in 2008. These things were just the first steps however in developing a comprehensive Neuroscience Center, which is now a reality.
“Martha Jefferson has always provided excellent care, and so it was a natural next step to add the Neurosciences to its range of high quality service lines. There is a definite benefit to the community to have compassionate, patient-centered, neurological and neurosurgical care delivered in the community hospital setting,” said Dr. Alex Grunsfeld, Director of the Stroke Center and a leading force in the development of the Neuroscience Center.
The Neuroscience Center is conveniently located in the Outpatient Care Center at Pantops, where the Freestanding Emergency Department was previously housed. The center is equipped with the latest technology, with electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG) diagnostic equipment, new vestibular balance rehabilitation equipment, low-dose CT imaging, and the capability to do such complex brain surgery as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
In addition having our four neurologists, two neurosurgeons and 13 rehab therapists all under one roof ensures our patients will get all the care they need in one location.
In addition, the Neuroscience Center has rolled out multi-disciplinary subspecialty clinics that deliver a coordinated, patient-centered approach, including:
- Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy Clinic
- Neuropathy Clinic
- Stroke Recovery Clinic
- Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic
- Vestibular Balance and Falls Prevention Clinic
“Developing our Neuroscience Center has been a group effort, and our team has truly developed a strong, evidence-based, high-quality program that will bring the type of coordinated, specialized care that will improve the experience and better the outcomes for people with neurological disorders,” said Dr. Grunsfeld.