State-of-the-Art Neurocritical Care Unit

World-Class Care from a Multidisciplinary Team of Specialists Using the Latest Technology

The Neurocritical Care Unit features the most advanced technology designed specifically for the care of critically ill and injured neurology and neurosurgery patients.

In partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a national referral center offering innovative and advanced neuroscience capabilities and therapies found at only a small number of elite national institutions.

Comprehensive Care

The Neurocritical Care Unit works together with RWJUH’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neurosurgery program and Level I Trauma Center, to address a broad range of complex conditions affecting the nervous system, including strokes, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries and more.

The physicians in the Neurocritical Care unit are board-certified neurointensivists with expert training to manage any neurological emergency.

Specialists from a broad range of disciplines are available for consultation, including neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonology, vascular surgery, nephrology, infectious disease, and gastroenterology.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a national referral center offering destination therapies found at only a small number of elite national institutions.

Advanced Neuroimaging and Monitoring Systems

View of a Neurocritical Care Unit

The Neurocritical Care Unit is equipped with Moberg CNS neuromonitoring technology, which is one of the most advanced neuroimaging and multimodality monitoring systems of its kind designed specifically to address the needs of critically ill neurological patients.

The Moberg CNS Monitor is capable of integrating the physiological data from over 30 ICU devices onto its one customizable state-of-the-art display at the patient’s bedside to help address each patient’s unique needs. The system assists in prevention, early detection, and treatment of secondary neurological injury and supports immediate intervention when required.

In addition, there is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner located in the Neurocritical Care Unit to address neuro-critical patients’ needs for frequent CT studies. We bring the testing to the patients to eliminate the need to take the patients out of the unit.

The Siemens GoUp CT Scanner has the capability to obtain images of the entire brain in seconds. This scanner uses a low radiation dose to produce advanced CT studies, which allow for fast diagnosis and treatment for patients.

Seimens GoUp CT Scanner

A Place for Family

Having a family member in critical care is difficult. To support family members, the Neurocritical Care Unit has dedicated spaces that are designed to provide a quiet and calming environment that is near to their loved ones.

A quiet space in the Neurocritical Care Unit for families to de-stressWe strive to provide patient- and family-centered care. Our skilled and compassionate clinicians and staff listen to you, provide education about the patient's condition and treatment options, and connect you with other resources to help you during this stressful time.

As a center of excellence in neuroscience, RWJUH is committed to providing the highest level of care and support for our patients and their families.

Patient Stories

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