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.
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.
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),
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.
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.
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.