University Hospital is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the most advanced certification available. Our team provides state of the art care for patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. From diagnostics to acute care and rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team of specialists treats even the most complex of cases. Immediate care is a critical component to successful intervention and recovery after a stroke. If you suspect you are having a stroke, dial 9-1-1 and seek medical assistance.

Our Stroke Center provides in-hospital and outpatient care, including emergency services that are available 24/7. Our highly trained specialists can rapidly diagnose and treat strokes to prevent or minimize disability. Our rehabilitation specialists work with each patient to start them on a road to recovery as quickly as possible. Our center is also home to prevention specialists with advanced training in diseases that are prevalent in our patient population and that put patients at risk for stroke, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

University Hospital strives to eliminate barriers to stroke care. For example, we host stroke education outreach events in our community, and we provide individualized education to our patients, which is available in multiple languages to ensure that all our patients have equal access to our services.

Services include:

  • 24/7 acute stroke treatment with a multidisciplinary stroke response team (“BAT Team”)
  • Comprehensive diagnostics, including multimodal CT and MRI scans, cerebral angiography, carotid and transcranial ultrasound, and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
  • Endovascular and neurosurgical specialists available 24/7
  • Early treatments including Carotid Artery surgery or stents, Cerebral Aneurysm surgery,
  • Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Surgery to relieve pressure on the brain from very large ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes
  • Specialized intensive care unit facilities with physicians and nurses with expertise in intensive care of acute stroke
  • Stroke Unit with multidisciplinary team of stroke specialty trained physicians and nurses, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Case Managers
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services for stroke – inpatient and outpatient
  • Stroke outpatient clinics, private offices of stroke doctors and surgical specialists for continuing care of our patients after discharge
  • Coordination of care with specialists including cardiology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, and internal medicine
  • Community events including stroke fairs with screenings and lectures

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Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital 150 Bergen St, Newark, NJ 07103 Operating Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Who We Are

University Hospital is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our stroke center provides both in-hospital and outpatient care to patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. We serve the community from the city of Newark and outlying communities.

Our Center has doctors with advanced training in all types of stroke and in diseases that put patients at risk for stroke, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

We deliver advanced, state of the art emergency stroke care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our doctors are experts in removing clots from the blood vessels in the brain, which in certain cases can save brain cells from dying. Patients who are treated early enough once the symptoms of stroke start may recover with little or no disability.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, UH strives to erase barriers to stroke care. Stroke policies and processes and multilingual services ensure that all patients have equal access to our services, and practitioners from medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, assist in the evaluation and treatment of the risk factors so prevalent in our patient population.


Our Community, Our Patients
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All data presented on this website is University Hospital’s independent analysis of data gathered using the Get With The Guidelines Patient Management ToolTM. It is not an analysis of the national Get With The Guidelines dataset and does not represent findings from the AHA Get With The Guidelines National Program.

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