Stroke Rehabilitation

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

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 Rehabilitation

At UHealth Jackson Rehabilitation Care, we can help with both treatment and recovery. This is made even more possible by The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, which was designed from scratch to be one of the country’s elite facilities for rehabilitation patients.

Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our 24/7 team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment and rehabilitation of 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 Rehabilitation

At UHealth Jackson Rehabilitation Care, we can help with both treatment and recovery. This is made even more possible by The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, which was designed from scratch to be one of the country’s elite facilities for rehabilitation patients.

Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our 24/7 team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment and rehabilitation of 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

Admission and Referrals

Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings provide ongoing medical care, education, and emotional support to patients, their families, and individuals throughout the community who need specialized rehabilitation services. We have made the admission and referral process simple.

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