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Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN) is Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals’ (TJUH) dedicated hospital for neuroscience – the only such hospital in the region.

Acute Stroke Unit (ASU)

The Acute Stroke Unit is a 15-bed intermediate critical care unit. The unit meets the critical care needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient who have experienced a cerebrovascular injury.  Jefferson is certified as a JCAHO Primary Stroke Center. 

Gamma Department

Sterotactic radiosurgery and sterotactic radiotherapy are minimally invasive treatments for malignant or benign tumors and lesions of the brain and spine. These non-surgical procedures enable physicians to selectively treat brain tumors or blood vessel abnormalities deep within the brain without an incision. High concentrations of radiation beams are precisely directed onto a specific target to destroy the abnormal cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

Interventional Neuroradiology (INR)

The INR Department includes two state-of-the-art neuro-angiography suites and the first intra-operative hybrid suite in the region. The hybrid suite enables the Endovascular Neurosurgeons to diagnose and treat complex neurovascular disease in the operating room endovascularly or surgically without ever leaving the suite. Services include cerebral angiograms, coil embolization of aneurysms, glue embolizations of AVM’s, fistulas, and tumors, carotid and intra-cerebral angioplasty and stenting, as well as the intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Additionally, our team is trained in the latest technology available for the treatment of embolic stroke. These include the Mercie-Retrieval Device and the Penumbra as well as other devices currently in clinical trials. IN addition to the five endovascular neurosurgeons that lead the care in the INR, the team include anesthesiologists, neurophysiologists, highly trained and experienced nurses and x-ray technologists who work collaboratively to ensure the best possible care and patient experience.

JHN Operating Room (OR)

This Operating Room (OR) is a 10-suite unit staffed to meet the needs of surgical patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Surgical specialties include neurosurgery, ophthalmology, chronic pain management, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is an eight-bed unit. Surgical specialties include neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, chronic pain management and cosmetic surgery.  Expert nurses provide a smooth transition from an anesthetized to an awake state, through monitoring in the immediate post-anesthetic period.

Short Procedure Unit/Same Day Admission Unit

The Short Procedure Unit/Same Day Admission is a 16-bed short procedure/ambulatory unit providing specialized care to patients having a surgical procedure or intervention treatment.  Patient population includes neurosurgery, cosmetic, ophthalmology, chronic pain management and neuro-intervention radiology.

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU/INICU)

The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 26-bed critical care unit. The Intermediate Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (INICU) consists of a 21-bed intermediate unit. These units meet the critical care needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient who have experienced multi-system organ failure, neuromuscular, neurological, and cerebrovascular disorders including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, specializing in the care of patients with cerebral vascular disorders and who have undergone neurosurgical or endovascular procedures.

Neuroscience Telemetry Unit

The Neuroscience Telemetry Unit  is an intermediate unit that consists of 23 monitored beds on the 7th floor.  The Unit is intended to meet the intermediate critical care needs of those adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients that have the following medical conditions:  Subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, post-operative neurosurgical intervention and other neurosensory disorders.All staff nurses working on the NSDU have successfully completed the critical care course, dysrythmia course, BLS, and ACLS.

Wills Eye Emergency Department and Inpatient Ophthalmology Unit

Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences (JHN)/Wills Eye Emergency Department is the nation's only emergency eye center and provides episodic care on a 24-hour basis.  The unit has expertise in the assessment and care of all types of ocular emergencies, including mechanical and chemical trauma, emergent conditions of the retina and cornea, glaucoma, and conditions related to acute vision loss.

In this inpatient setting comprehensive care is provided to patients admitted from the ED.  This patient population includes individuals with acute or chronic disorders of the retina and cornea as well as patients with glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmologic diseases and those requiring oculo-plastics interventions.  The nurses are cross-trained to work in either department.