Quick stroke diagnosis is the key to saving lives. 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 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, Jackson North Medical Center, and Jackson South Medical Center.
Services Provided At These Hospitals & Locations
Jackson Memorial Hospital joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. The hospital earned both The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including 24/7 availability of specialized treatments by neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists; having dedicated neuro intensive care beds for complex stroke patients; and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
The stroke team at Jackson Memorial Hospital is comprised of expert stroke physicians and surgeons – neurologists, neurointerventionalists, and neurosurgeons – from the University of Miami Health System, working alongside highly-skilled Jackson nurses, therapists, technicians, social workers, and case managers who specialize in stroke care. The team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment for stroke patients. With these resources, the Jackson Memorial stroke team is considered a leader nationally in stroke care.
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.
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. In these guided support groups, 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.
Attendance is free. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center (DTC)
1080 NW 19th Street
Miami, FL 33127
6:30pm – 8pm
Caregiver Support Group
Room: DTC 254
Stroke Support Group
Room: DTC 251
Brain Injury Support Group
Room: DTC 252
The closest garage is directly across from the main entrance of Jackson Memorial Hospital (Clark DTC). First 2 hours are free.
2020 Meeting Dates
*Last Wednesday of each month (except holidays)
April – December: Please call the contact number below for new location information.
For more information contact:
Kelly Messett, CTRS
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
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.
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.
160 N.W. 170th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33169
Jackson South 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.
9333 S.W. 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33157