Stroke Treatment

Jackson Health System has specialized stroke teams available 24/7 to ensure our patients have the best chance at a full recovery.

Overview

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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’s expert stroke teams are ready at a moment’s notice—always.

Stroke Care You Can Count On

Logo for American Heart Assosication's "Get with the Guidelines" for Stroke Gold Plus award.Jackson’s stroke team, in partnership with UHealth – University of Miami Health System, comprises the region’s largest team of certified vascular (stroke) neurologists, neurointerventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons, neuro-critical care specialists, a stroke coordinator, and a stroke advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), and has Florida’s largest residency and fellowship programs to train the next generation of stroke specialists.

Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our 24/7 team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment for stroke patients. With these resources, Jackson Health System’s stroke team is considered a leader nationally in stroke care.

Overview

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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’s expert stroke teams are ready at a moment’s notice—always.

Stroke Care You Can Count On

Logo for American Heart Assosication's "Get with the Guidelines" for Stroke Gold Plus award.Jackson’s stroke team, in partnership with UHealth – University of Miami Health System, comprises the region’s largest team of certified vascular (stroke) neurologists, neurointerventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons, neuro-critical care specialists, a stroke coordinator, and a stroke advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), and has Florida’s largest residency and fellowship programs to train the next generation of stroke specialists.

Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our 24/7 team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment for stroke patients. With these resources, Jackson Health System’s stroke team is considered a leader nationally in stroke care.

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 comprises 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 practice registered nurse (APRN), 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.

Brain Injury, Stroke, and Caregiver Support Groups

Patients and families dealing with the emotional challenges of a stroke can find comfort knowing they are not alone. We offer guided support groups where families can share their experience in a safe and confidential setting, while fostering strength and building connections with other patients facing some of the same challenges.

For more information contact:
Kelly Messett, CTRS
PH: 305-585-1264
C: 305-588-6751
Kgomez@jhsmiami.org

Stroke Rehabilitation

Get the best care for your recovery at UHealth Jackson Rehabilitation Care.

See how our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings provide ongoing medical care, education, and emotional support to patients.

Warning Signs

Save someone’s life by spotting the warning signs of a stroke. Just think BE FAST.

Warning Signs

Save someone’s life by spotting the warning signs of a stroke. Just think BE FAST.

B = BALANCE

Ask the person to walk. Watch for sudden change in balance or coordination.

E = EYES

Ask the person to cover one eye at a time. Is there vision loss?

F = FACE

Ask the person to smile. Watch if face droops to one side.

A = ARMS

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

S = SPEECH

Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is it slurred?

T = TIME

If you spot any of the above, call 9-1-1 immediately!

Vascular Neurology Education Program

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program is committed to the mission of training the next generation of stroke specialists to ensure delivery of quality and evidence-based care across the spectrum of neurovascular conditions.

By leveraging our large body of faculty members in vascular neurology and allied disciplines, and with our extensive research activities with a focus on acute care, prevention, population studies and health disparities, our vision is to foster intellectually rigorous specialists who can interpret new scientific evidence, contribute to advancing the field and in-turn train future vascular neurology/stroke specialists.

Vascular Neurology Education Program

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program is committed to the mission of training the next generation of stroke specialists to ensure delivery of quality and evidence-based care across the spectrum of neurovascular conditions.

By leveraging our large body of faculty members in vascular neurology and allied disciplines, and with our extensive research activities with a focus on acute care, prevention, population studies and health disparities, our vision is to foster intellectually rigorous specialists who can interpret new scientific evidence, contribute to advancing the field and in-turn train future vascular neurology/stroke specialists.

Students: Interested in getting training for Vascular Neurology?