Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


Neuroscience Institute at Christ Hospital

The Highest Standard of Stroke Care in Hudson County


CarePoint Health

The Neuroscience Institute at Christ Hospital provides the highest standard of care, including diagnosis, prevention and treatment, for patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases.  Christ Hospital is the only hospital in Hudson County offering the best and most advanced treatment for strokes. In the case of stroke treatment, not all hospitals are equal.

The Most Advanced Care Possible

Our goal is to reduce disability and suffering resulting from stroke while providing the most advanced care possible. Patients receive a full range of specialized services and care in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.​

CarePoint Health is also the first hospital system in Hudson County, New Jersey, to adopt a groundbreaking portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology designed to enhance patient care by making MRI tests accessible to nearly any patient. Called SWOOP, this MR imaging system wheels directly to a patient and plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet, reducing the need to transport patients to an imaging suite or separate patients from family members or caregivers during the procedure. The Swoop system is stationed in the Intensive Care Unit at Christ Hospital for Stroke and Neuro-Interventional Care.

The Full Continuum of Stroke Care

Our team offers the only full-service program in Hudson County with access to stroke specialists 24/7 who are specially trained on the latest and most advanced stroke treatments available.

Why Choose Christ Hospital for Stroke Care?

Our Mission

To improve our community health and neurological outcomes through the compassionate application of expertise with excellence and innovation.



To reduce the burden of Stroke and improve the health of the communities we serve through prevention, treatment, care and support.


To increase availability and access to high quality Stroke care for patients, families and caregivers in the communities we serve.


To promote communication, facilitate education and act as an advocate and resource of information for the patients.

2022 AHA Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke


The American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Award CarePoint Health- Christ Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Award for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to (four out of ten heart failure quality measures or four out of seven stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-intensive care, neuro-interventional, neuroscience nursing, emergency medicine work together to care for patients with the most complex medical and surgical conditions and get them on the road to recovery.

Important Statistics

Stroke is the number five cause of death in the United States.

Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

Someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes.

795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Time Is Brain

Remember BEFAST to help save a life

B = Balance: Is the person experiencing a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
E = Eyes: Is the person having a sudden change in vision or trouble seeing
F – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T = Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you suspect you or someone you love is experiencing a stroke, immediately call 9-1-1.

The faster stroke victims are treated, the less damage to the brain.

Patients suffering from symptoms of acute stroke should be evaluated by a physician within 10 minutes of arrival to an emergency department. Treatment – either clot-busting medication or neuro-interventional surgery – should be initiated within one hour.