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Emergency Medical Transport

At ARMC, patients quickly receive the specialized transport and treatment they need, without having to take a helicopter to a hospital out of the area.

In the event of a heart attack or stroke, minutes matter. ARMC has emergency medical transport available around the clock to provide not only rapid transfer for emergency treatment, but also expert assessment and potentially life-saving care en route to the hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

AtlantiCare’s Medical Communications Center links communication between ARMC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, local agencies, hospitals and the general public, and dispatches the appropriate ambulance unit to your location. ARMC also offers non-emergency medical transport services for transfer to skilled nursing facilities, physician appointments, outpatient radiology procedures, and upon hospital discharge to home. For more information about these non-emergency services, please call 1-888-569-1000.

If you are a referring physician wishing to transfer a patient to the Heart Institute at ARMC* — which offers 24/7/365 interventional cardiology and cath lab coverage, as well as the region’s only cardiac surgery program — call the One Call Transfer System at 1-877-TRANSFER (1-877-872-6733). This connects directly to AtlantiCare’s Medical Communications Center, where AtlantiCare personnel conference in the accepting physician so that all necessary patient details can be communicated before the transfer is accepted. No other calls are necessary. One call does it all.

*The One Call Transfer System number can be used for both critical and non-critical care patients and for transfers to all AtlantiCare medical facilities, including the Harrah’s Regional Trauma Center at ARMC, ARMC’s State- and JCAHO-designated stroke centers, ARMC’s intensive care units, and ARMC’s neonatal intensive care unit. The referring physician will be kept informed about the status of the transferred patient and the treatment administered.

Diseases accepted for emergency neuro transfers includes:

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Brain Tumor
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhage Stroke
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moya-moya disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Acoustic Neuromas

Stroke Education and Support Program

Robert Szapor, BSN, RN, Stroke program coordinator

Szapor RobIf you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, it’s not surprising that when it’s time to leave the hospital that you have questions and concerns. That’s why AtlantiCare offers a comforting and helpful resource – for free.

To help you prepare, our post-hospital stroke support program is designed to provide information and support to patients and family members on how to work through life after a stroke and what to do and expect after leaving the hospital.

Services include phone teleconferencing with the stroke coordinator, and an invitation to join a support group. It’s important to us that you have support now and throughout your recovery.

For more information contact: robert.szapor@atlanticare.org

Always dial 9-1-1 for Stroke Symptoms

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Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Spine Surgeons

Spine, brain and nervous system disorders require human precision and expertise coupled with advanced technology.

 

 

 

 

Neurology

Our neurologists specialize in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for concussive injuries; recurrent headaches and other neurological pain conditions; multiple sclerosis; stroke; and all other brain and nervous system disorders.

In addition, our neurology services include a comprehensive range of specialty procedures, including EEG interpretation, Botox injections and therapy, peripheral nerve blocks, and medical acupuncture for the goal of improving the overall health of patients referred for neurological assessment and care.

Kevin Hunter, M.D

Albert J. Tahmoush, MD

David Zeidwerg, DO

Rachelle Corbitt, APN

Jenna Townsend, PAC

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Endovascular Neurosurgery

Endovascular neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery that uses catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord.

Pascal M. Jabbour, MD

Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD

Robert Rosenwasser, MD

Jorge Eller, MD

David A. Stidd, MD

Jenna Townsend, PAC

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Back/Spine

Kris Radcliff, MD (orthopaedic surgeon)

Barrett Woods, MD (orthopaedic surgeon)

James Lowe, MD (neurosurgeon)

Joseph Zerbo, MD (orthopaedic surgeon)

Fernando Delasotta, MD (neurosurgeon)

Jorge Eller, MD (neurosurgeon)

David Stidd, MD (neurosurgeon)

Jenna Townsend, PAC (advance practice nurse)

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General Neurosurgery/Neurocranial

Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Pascal M. Jabbour, MD

Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD

Robert Rosenwasser, MD

Jorge Eller, MD

Fernando Delasotta, MD

David A. Stidd, MD

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Contact Us

For more information about the Neurosciences Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, please call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000. 

The AtlantiCare Access Center is staffed by registered nurses and trained Access Center health navigators. This service is free and confidential.

COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER

A growing body of research shows that stroke victims receive better treatment and recover with fewer disabilities at comprehensive stroke centers. These centers give you or your loved one the best chance to survive and get back to normal living.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-4000

PRIMARY STROKE CENTER

The American Heart Association advises that a patient be taken to a Primary Stroke Center first if a Comprehensive Stroke Center is too far away. There the patient will be stabilized and emergency care given until a transfer to a Comprehensive Stroke Center can be arranged.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus
Pomona, NJ 08240
(609) 652-1000

 

If you need an appointment with Jefferson Neurosurgical Associates or APG Neurologist Outpatient Offices, please call 1-888-569-1000.

AtlantiCare Neurosciences Patient Testimonials 2016