“We need to come up with a political strategy to unite everyone who is interested in the same thing – a greater understanding of the brain,” said former Congressman Patrick Kennedy at the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute second annual Stroke Summit, November 15 Caesars Atlantic City Casino Hotel, “All of us as a people want cures for our family and we want the cures as soon as possible. We’re going to make this a national issue.”
More than 200 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders attended the event November 15 and 16, which focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders.
Kennedy, co-founder of One Mind for Research and author and co-sponsor of dozens of bills to increase the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, was among the featured speakers. “Bringing everyone together to map out a blueprint for the first plan of basic neuroscience is our goal at One Mind,” said Kennedy. “We’re constructing the roadmap leading to the off-ramps to cures for of all neurological disorders that affect one in three Americans. Sharing our work with the various healthcare providers attending AtlantiCare’s Stroke Summit - and learning from those who present during, or attend the summit – helps us expand the brain and life-saving work we all do.”
Experts from the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, including the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute; Cape Regional Medical Center; Jefferson Neurosurgical Associates at AtlantiCare; Kennedy Memorial Hospital; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; San Antonio Military Medical Center; University of Delaware School of Nursing; University of Miami; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Newark; University of Texas Health Science Center and Virginia Hospital Center discussed issues in comprehensive stroke and neurological care.
About the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute
AtlantiCare’s Neurosciences Institute is based at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus. The team uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat
stroke and stroke-like syndromes and other neurological disorders of the brain and spine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has designated ARMC City Campus, Atlantic City, a comprehensive stroke center, and ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona, a primary stroke center. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.
For more information about AtlantiCare’s Neurosciences Institute or other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It does so by focusing on customer needs and expectations to provide accessible, comprehensive services of superior quality and value. AtlantiCare is comprised of AtlantiCare Regional Health Services including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations, ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization.
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