Neuromedicine Unit at Highland Hospital
Innovative Co-managed Care
The Neuromedicine unit at Highland Hospital is the result of a close collaboration between neurosurgeons, neurologists, and an extended team of specially trained nurses, patient care technicians, rehabilitation therapists. Co-managed care is an emerging trend in medicine and Highland is at the forefront.
Thirty percent of all hospitalized patients have some type of neurological problem. As our population ages, we’ll see more patients with age-related neurological disease such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and other complex conditions.
The neuromedicine unit at Highland allows us to provide complex neurological care in an environment that is designed for the comfort of our patients and their families. Each room is private, spacious, and equipped with intercranial pressure monitors (ICP) that enable doctors and nurses to closely watch and respond to the health needs of neurosurgery and neurology patients. Six rooms are specially equipped to monitor patients that need intensive care.
Highland Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The distinction is the highest honor of its kind and recognizes Highland’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients.
Highland Hospital is affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center, where research into stroke, Alzheimer's, and other brain diseases currently accounts for nearly one-third of all research dollars.