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Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the regional epicenter for advanced diagnostics and treatments for strokes, brain aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions in adults and children. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities, our renowned team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, Advanced Care practitioners, and specialized nursing staff are helping to save lives and preserve quality of life for our residents of North Florida and South Georgia.

Rapid Stroke Treatment

Our treatment times beat national standards to help ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide life-saving care using state-of-the-art minimally invasive technology.

Here are our numbers:

Award Winning Stroke Care

With a goal like saving lives, it pays to keep on top of constantly advancing treatment recommendations. We rely on the latest guidance from the American Heart Association. By participating in their Get With The Guidelines® program, we help ensure that our patients get treatment that’s in line with the latest science.

We’ve been recognized for adhering to those high standards. Every step we take gets us closer to our goal: saving lives.

  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Advanced Therapy, and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gray and gold stroke award logo with red ribbons highlighting "target stroke honor roll elite plus," "advanced therapy" and "target type 2 diabetes honor roll"

  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gray and gold logo image for stroke with red ribbon saying "target stroke honor roll"

  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold with Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gold and gray logo image for stroke with red ribbon saying "target type 2 diabetes honor roll"

  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Highest Level of Certification

    gold circle logo that says "The Join Commission National Quality Approval"

Experiencing a medical emergency, or experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of stroke? Please call 911 immediately.

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  • Dedicated Hospital Facilities for Neurological Care

    Five floors of the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower at Baptist Jacksonville are dedicated to the care of patients with neurological conditions of the brain and spine, under the medical leadership of Dr. Naval, MD, director of Neuro Critical Care and Inpatient Neurology Services for Baptist.

    Our dedicated neuro resources include:

    • Advanced Neurosurgical Operating Suites with intraoperative MRI and CT capabilities
    • Dedicated Neuro Interventional Suites with biplane imaging
    • 48 private suites for medical and surgical neurological care
    • Dedicated 24-bed Neurointensive Care Unit
    • Telemedicine capabilities in each of Baptist’s hospital emergency departments
  • Neurointensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)

    The Neurointensive Care Unit in the Weaver Tower at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is dedicated solely to providing critical care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical issues. Our Neuro ICU staff serves the region with tertiary-level care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This technologically sophisticated unit is equipped to provide continuous bedside monitoring of the nervous system. Its capabilities include:

    • EEG monitoring to detect abnormal brain activity such as silent seizures
    • Transcranial doppler and other tests of cerebral blood flow monitoring
    • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Center for Neurologic Emergency Medicine

    Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville offers a specialized emergency department designed for stroke, brain aneurysms and other neurological emergencies. The center was the first of its kind in Florida and is among a few in the country. Patients who experience a change in vision, vertigo, numbness, headaches and seizures are diagnosed and treated by a team of emergency medicine physicians, neuro-radiologists, neurologists, and certified stroke registered nurses.

    The team is equipped with expedited access to radiology images and laboratory testing to make rapid treatment decisions. Patients who require admission to our hospital are admitted to our Neuro Intensive Care Unit or one of our dedicated neurological units, depending on the severity of their illness.