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Quick stroke diagnosis is the key to saving lives. Having the ability to quickly provide the correct and best treatment can mean the difference between life and death. That's why you can take comfort in knowing that Jackson Health System has specialized stroke teams ready at a moment's notice 24/7 to offer the latest, most comprehensive treatments to ensure the best chance of a full recovery. Backed by our expertise in neurology and neurosurgery, stroke services are offered at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ryder Trauma Center and Jackson North Medical Center

Services Provided At These Hospitals & Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

In association with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial has earned the designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Jackson Memorial Hospital has also received Primary Stroke Center designation by the Joint Commission, an accreditation given to hospitals with care programs that follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve the outcomes for stroke patients.

To view data on stroke services at Jackson Memorial Hospital, including discharge and treatment statistics, please click here.


Specialized Services

Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our 24/7 acute stroke team responds immediately to all acute cerebrovascular events to initiate acute therapy. It has extensive experience in thrombolytic therapy, and through its close collaboration with the neuro-interventional team, endovascular acute therapy (including mechanical and chemical thrombolysis) is available. Ongoing clinical research trials also offer stroke victims novel interventions not otherwise available in other settings.


Stroke Unit, Clinic & Laboratory

With its specially trained staff, our eight-bed stroke unit provides state-of-the-art care to help reduce complications and improve outcomes.

  • Our Intensive Care Unit, equipped with 24 beds, is one of the largest in the country.
  • With its specially trained staff, our eight-bed stroke unit provides state-of-the-art care to help reduce complications and improve outcomes.
  • Our outpatient clinics are a great resource for the community and are available for second opinions, cerebrovascular primary and secondary stroke prevention.
  • State-of-the-art neurointerventional suites to perform simultaneous stroke emergency procedures.
  • Other neuroimaging capabilities for acute stroke care include CT and MRI advanced imaging available 24/7/365 and a full spectrum of cardiac and vascular evaluations to ensure the best patient care.
  • Our neurovascular laboratory is an ICAVL-certified facility that provides non-invasive diagnostic methods such as extra cranial Duplex, transcranial Doppler, emboli Detection studies, vasomotor reactivity evaluation and non-invasive right to left shunt detection.

Acute Stroke Team

The stroke team is comprised by the region’s largest team of certified vascular (stroke) neurologists, neuro-interventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons, neuro-critical care specialists, a stroke coordinator, and a stroke advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), and has the State of Florida’s largest residency and fellowship programs to train the next generation of stroke specialists. 

The multidisciplinary team, which is specially trained to provide the best care for patients 24/7, includes specialists from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery.

Jackson Memorial Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Jackson North Medical Center

Jackson North Medical Center has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for establishing procedures that ensure the prompt diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of stroke patients. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and technology and access to a unique multi-disciplinary team of specialists in collaboration with Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Support Groups

Stroke Support Group
If you have suffered from a stroke or have a loved one that has, Jackson North Medical Center has a stroke support group. It is held the second Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the second floor Auditorium. The group is facilitated by Dr. Cheri Surloff Ph.D., Psy.D. All stroke survivors and their loved ones are invited and encouraged to attend. For questions or additional information, please call 305-654-3132.

Jackson North Medical Center - More Hospital Info 160 N.W. 170th Street
North Miami Beach, Fl 33169
Warning Signs

Use FAST to remember the signs:

Face: Ask the person to smile.
Does one side of the face droop?

Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms.
Does one arm drift downward?

Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase.
Is their speech slurred or strange?

Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

JMH & JNMC Receive Gold Award

2016 Stroke Gold Award