Stroke and Neurovascular Center

A Comprehensive Stroke Center and Gold Plus Performance Award Winner


The Stroke and Neurovascular Center at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. It was the first stroke center in the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut) to receive this designation.

Stroke Care Excellence Award


JFK Medical Center was awarded the Stroke Care Excellence Award and named a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke by Healthgrades in 2020.

What can YOU do to minimize the effects of a stroke?


The first step is to learn and recognize these stroke symptoms:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

The second step is to call 9-1-1 immediately and get transported by EMS to the nearest designated stroke center for rapid evaluation and emergency treatment.

The good news is that 80 percent of stroke occurrence can be prevented by learning the stroke risk factors and modifying your personal stroke risk factors.

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center is a Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, specially equipped with diagnostic capability to diagnose and treat all complex strokes cases, including brain aneurysms. Our award-winning stroke program’s multidisciplinary team provides specialized stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Stroke care begins with the transport to the hospital and continues from the Emergency Department to the Neurological Interventional suite, through in-hospital care on the Neurological Critical Care Unit and Stroke Unit, and finally through Stroke Rehabilitation. At JFK Medical Center, comprehensive stroke care is all under one roof.

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