Why Choose Premier Health?

Premier Health’s expert care and advanced technology help lead the way in neuroscience care throughout the region. Our nationally recognized stroke programs, rare team of neurointerventional specialists, and research collaboration make the care offered through WSU & Premier Health’s Neuroscience InstituteOff Site Icon unmatched in the greater Dayton region.

Our team of neuroscience specialists include board-certified and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neurologists, and neurocritical care neurologists who collaborate to provide care and treatment options with the goal of improving the quality of life. We combine a patient-centered approach with advanced technology, research andexpertise to deliver the best possible outcomes. Premier Health provides convenient access to the region’s top neurologists at multiple locations throughout Southwest Ohio.

Premier Health’s Neuroscience Institute is designed to put patients within reach of specialized centers that each have a focus on advanced diagnosis and treatment of a specific type of neurological care. Within our Neuroscience Institute’s framework are:

Premier Health hospitals offer award winning neuroscience care. Read more about the neuroscience and stroke awards and accreditations earned by Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Upper Valley Medical Center.

Comprehensive Neuroscience Expertise

Premier Health’s Neuroscience Institute combines care from physicians and surgeons in diverse neuroscience subspecialties, clinical neuroscience research and medical education. Patients benefit from treatments for medical emergencies and long-term conditions. Our neuroscience centers' physicians and surgeons have experience in diagnosing and treating:

Faster Diagnosis with TeleStroke Network

At Premier Health our team of stroke specialists is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to immediately diagnose stroke using our TeleStroke Network. Linking Premier's eight emergency centers and other regional locations, the TeleStroke Network provides the technology to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of a stroke. Without losing critical time, a stroke patient arriving at these emergency departments can be examined via a secure computer linked to a Premier Health stroke specialist any time of the day or night. Neurologists have only a short time after stroke signs begin to assess and treat a stroke patient in order for clot dissolving medication to be effective. Learn more.

NEUROne Brings Specialized Neurology Care Close to Home

To improve outcomes for patients at local hospitals throughout the region, NEUROne brings Premier Health’s neurology expertise to the bedside using teleneurology. The private and secure NEUROne video conferencing system allows patients, family and the local care team to see and speak with the Premier Health teleneurologist, who can interact in real time with the patient. With access to the patient’s electronic medical record, the specialist can document and order testing. The NEUROne team follows the patient throughout their hospital stay, as necessary, and helps to transition to care after the hospital. NEUROne helps to ensure that patients can get highly specialized neurological care in their home community.

Level 1 Trauma Center

Whenever traumatic injury affects the brain or spinal cord, Miami Valley Hospital’s trauma team is ready to respond. Neuroscience Institute physicians are on call around the clock, along with our neurosurgery operating room team, to perform emergency surgery for injured or ill patients brought to Miami Valley’s Level I Trauma Center, the only one in the Dayton region. Learn more.

Level 3 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

At Miami Valley Hospital’s Comprehensive, Level 3Off Site Icon, Epilepsy Center, physicians specializing in epilepsy offer diagnosis, treatment and support for patients with seizures. Treatment and diagnosis are provided through our advanced Epilepsy Monitoring Unit equipped with computer-assisted video EEG monitoring, located in the neuro intensive care unit, as well as an Epilepsy Surgery Program. Learn more.

Dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit

Inpatients are cared for in Miami Valley Hospital’s 36-bed neuro intensive care unit staffed by physicians specializing in neurocritical care, as well as nationally certified neuroscience nurses. Miami Valley’s neuro advanced care nursing unit provides specialized nursing and physician care to less critical patients.

Translational and Clinical Research

As part of the Wright State University and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute, Premier Health’s physicians work with neuroscientists at Wright State to improve neurological care for the community. Our physicians have grants to support translational research projects underway to investigate various disease processes in neuroscience. Through clinical trials, our staff evaluates new drugs, medical devices and surgical techniques, and provides treatment options that otherwise would not be available to our patients. Learn more.

Neurology Residency Program

Recognizing the nationwide shortage of neurologists, Miami Valley Hospital and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of MedicineOff Site Icon introduced a new, fully accredited neurology residency training program in July 2014. The program eventually will host 16 residency slots, increasing the number of future neurologists to serve Premier Health patients. The Neuroscience Institute also trains medical students by presenting lectures and providing clinical experience to increase their knowledge and capabilities.

A Resource for Physicians Across the Region

Neuroscience Institute physicians partner with physicians from a multitude of specialties throughout Greater Dayton, offering Grand Rounds presentations, educational resources and consultations to ensure they have the latest information about caring for patients with neurological issues.

ROSA™ Brain

ROSA™ Brain is a minimally invasive robotic surgical assistant used to enhance the safety and reliability of neurological procedures such as brain biopsies and surgical evaluation of epilepsy. ROSA is a robot with an arm that replicates the movements of a human arm, allowing for extremely precise positioning but also the ability for freedom of movement. The surgeon uses ROSA and its planning software to take a 3D scan of the patient’s brain or spine and map out the exact pathways needed to carry out procedures like biopsies and electrode implantation for functional procedures (stimulation of the cerebral cortex, deep brain stimulation). Miami Valley Hospital is the first hospital in Southwest Ohio to offer ROSA Brain. Learn more.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital

ROSA™ Spine

ROSA™ Spine is a minimally invasive robotic surgical assistant developed to assist in a variety of minimally invasive spinal surgical procedures. In spinal surgery, the robot assists the surgeon in the treatment of degenerative spine disease, spinal trauma, deformities and spinal cord tumors. Miami Valley Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to offer ROSA Spine. Learn more.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital

Ekso Bionics®

Ekso Bionics® is a wearable, battery operated bionic exoskeleton that uses external motors to power the hip and knee joints, to assist patients in performing a full, weight bearing, and reciprocal gait pattern providing gait training for neuro-rehabilitation patients. Learn more.

Advanced Treatment Capabilities Close to Home

With nationally-recognized stroke care programs at all Premier Health hospitals, brain surgery and a neurointerventional program located centrally at Miami Valley Hospital, and treatments for movement disorders, epilepsy and more, finding care through our neuroscience programs will not take you far from home.

Content Updated: November 6, 2018

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