Neuroscience at Somerset Campus

Edward & Anita Hogan Neuroscience Pavilion

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Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. This field of medical research is one of the most important as it deals with the brain’s interactions with the rest of the human body. The cure for most neurological disorders has yet to be discovered, which makes breakthroughs in neuroscience a significant endeavor. Much is still unknown about how the brain truly functions, but the Somerset Campus has been trying to change that.

RWJUH Somerset’s Edward & Anita Hogan Neuroscience Pavilion offers an advanced, all-inclusive unit located on the fourth floor of the medical center. The unit is designed to enhance the quality of care for patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system, such as stroke, epilepsy (seizures), brain tumors, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

The neuroscience center occupies 13,600 square feet and includes:

  • 18 private rooms with specially-designed baths, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable living furnishings
  • Rehabilitation gym
  • Speech and swallowing rehabilitation room
  • Physicians' reading room
  • Examination and EEG prep room
  • Family meeting room
  • High-tech nursing station

The center is staffed by a dedicated medical team certified to provide patients with the utmost in neurological care. Specially trained nursing teams not only provide optimal upkeep of this special residence, but are attuned to the unique concerns of patients and their loved ones.

Advanced technology is the distinguishing element of the neuroscience pavilion. The new unit is equipped with the GetWellNetwork’s interactive patient education system, which affords each patient a personal account linked to his or her specific medications, daily schedule, and other medical necessities.

Certified Primary Stroke Center

RWJUH Somerset is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services, 1 of only 21 facilities in New Jersey to achieve this designation. This means that our medical staff at the Edward & Anita Hogan Neuroscience Pavilion is ready to care for patients with strokes, but can also care for those with seizures, tumors, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and any other neurological disease. Strokes are extremely serious conditions where blood flow is restricted to a part of the brain. When this happens, a person is highly susceptible to have a permanent disability after the stroke. While many neurological disorders develop over an extended period of time, anybody can experience a stroke at any time. For this reason, we have posted some tells of a stroke below.

Signs of a Stroke

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If you experience these sudden symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Patient Stories

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