Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named a Top 100 Best Hospital for Stroke Care

January 12, 2021

This is the second consecutive year the academic medical center achieved this designation, one of only three recognized N.J. hospitals. Jersey Shore also received the Neurosciences Excellence Award for second year in a row

Neptune, NJ, January 12, 2021… Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and received the Neurosciences Excellence Award for 2021, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The academic medical center is one of only three hospitals in New Jersey that received recognition as a Best Hospital for Stroke Care.

“This is the second consecutive year Jersey Shore received these accolades from Healthgrades, acknowledging superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke and in neurosurgery,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, Hackensack Meridian Health, Southern Market. “This is a welcome validation of the incredible care and advanced treatments provided by the medical center’s Neuroscience Institute.”

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. “These recognitions highlight the expertise and high-quality care provided by our Neuroscience teams and will help Monmouth and Ocean County residents make informed decisions about where to receive care,” said Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, chief hospital executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The Neuroscience Institute provides patients with a comprehensive line up of services for spine injuries, concussion, epilepsy, MS, brain tumors, memory, and more, as well as the region’s only Stroke Rescue Center. “I’m extremely proud of the institute’s physicians, nurses, and support staff,” said Alan Colicchio, M.D., chairman, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute and medical director, Neuroscience Care Transformation Service, Hackensack Meridian Health, Southern Market. “We have had a busy year or so as we continue to add services; our new Center for Advanced Skull Base Surgery and MS Center, and celebrate milestones such as our Center for Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery’s recent 500th Phrenic Nerve Reconstruction patient.”

For more information about the Institute’s services, call 732-775-5500 or visit To view all of Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s accolades from Healthgrades, visit