Jersey Shore University Medical Center Epilepsy Program Recognized by National Association of Epilepsy Centers

May 9, 2016

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has again recognized the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center for the third year in a row. To achieve this accreditation, Jersey Shore has demonstrated that it has the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. It is the only hospital in the Monmouth and Ocean county region to earn this distinction and continues to help Meridian Neuroscience provide exceptional care and unique capabilities to its patients.

“NAEC recognition plays an important role in letting the community know that the Meridian Epilepsy Program provides exceptional care for those living with epilepsy,” says Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D., adult and pediatric epileptologist and chair of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Jersey Shore. “With exceptional results in diagnosing and treating epilepsy at Jersey Shore, we are able to successfully help patients manage their disorder and lead fulfilling lives.”

Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. One of the most common neurological disorders, it is estimated that more than 4 million people in the United States live with epilepsy. There are many causes and many different types of seizures, which can play a role in determining both the severity of the person’s condition and the impact to his or her life.

Jersey Shore’s team of renowned experts have access to the most advanced technologies to pinpoint the diagnosis with the greatest accuracy possible in order to develop personalized treatment plans for children and adults with these conditions.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit