Our Stroke Center

When it comes to stroke, our team knows that "time is brain." At Jupiter Medical Center, our state-of-the-art Stroke Center is equipped with sophisticated technology to diagnose, intervene and treat strokes quickly. As a Joint Commission designated Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, we stay on the leading edge of stroke diagnosis and treatm

ent, and are specially trained to manage the most complex conditions.

Measurable Stroke Expertise

Jupiter Medical Center has been certified as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, this certification is a collaboration between The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). This certification recognizes hospitals that have met rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and providing post-procedural care. Jupiter Medical Center also offers advanced CT and 3T MRI capabilities, physicians trained in neurology, neuro-interventional radiology, and neurosurgery, an intensive care unit with designated "neuro" beds, and registered nurses with experience and expertise treating stroke patients.

U.S. News & World Report, the trusted source in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Jupiter Medical Center a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Stroke. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News' Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

The American Heart Association (AHA/ASA) has recognized Jupiter Medical Center with the Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS honor roll elite plus award which represents the highest levels of achievement in key quality measures.

Coordinated Care

A stroke can be overwhelming. There is a large amount of new information to process, decisions to be made concerning treatment and care, and uncertainty about which steps to take next or where to go for assistance. This often leads to enormous stress for patients and their families.

At Jupiter Medical Center you don’t have to face these challenges alone – we can help. Our Stroke Coordinator can help you and your family – providing information, knowledge, support and guidance needed to manage your stroke diagnosis and treatment. No matter where you are in this personal journey, we respect what is most important to you and recognize that personalized and compassionate care enhances the quality of life you deserve.

Advanced Capabilities

Jupiter Medical Center’s Stroke Center meets rigorous standards for managing acute stroke emergencies. This includes availability of:

  • Advanced imaging, medical equipment and facilities
  • Neurological intensive care units (ICU) for critical care
  • Neurosurgical operating rooms
  • Step-down units or close monitoring as your condition improves
  • Doctors and other specialists trained in vascular (blood vessel), neurology, neurosurgery and endovascular (minimally invasive) treatments
  • Experience and knowledge of how to treat patients with complex types of strokes

Jupiter Medical Center has everything you need in one location, available around the clock, on any day of the year. Our rapid response teams include nurses who have specialty training in neuroscience nursing, and other skilled and supportive care providers.

Stroke Treatment

More and more people are surviving and thriving after acute stroke. Our goal is to get our patients to the right level of care at the right time. We work closely with acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers to ensure treatment programs are tailored to best meet the needs of our patients.

On average, Jupiter Medical Center treats 700 – 800 stroke patients annually.

Stroke Treatment

Hemorrahgic = 17%
Ischemic = 50%
TIA = 33%

To become a Joint Commission certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, a program must meet ten core measures. These evidence-based measures are considered best practice and were developed under the guidance of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Jupiter Medical Center’s program is 100% compliant with all measures.