Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Bringing together state-of-the-art technology, multidisciplinary physician talent and continuously investing in research and new technology, the Cushing Neuroscience Institutes offers innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of over 200 adult and pediatric neurological and neurosurgical conditions. With the goal of further enhancing quality of life, and recognizing the importance for patients, caregivers and families to have a comfortable forum where they can share stories and receive education, numerous support groups are offered throughout the community.
Founded in 2006, the Cushing Neuroscience Institutes is designated as one of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Centers of Excellence. The 2006 Neuroscience Center of Excellence Survey, cosponsored by Chicago-based NeuroSource, Inc., and HealthTech of San Francisco, is the only one of its kind in the neurosciences. Leading experts analyzed 150 neuroscience programs across 41 states, utilizing comprehensive measurement tools in neurology and neurosurgery services in four key areas: clinical and research programs, staff, facilities and technology, and business. The survey found that only 42 percent of those programs received high enough scores to be recognized as a Neuroscience Center of Excellence. “Center of Excellence designees represent many of the leading, innovative programs across the country, and North Shore-LIJ is proud to be recognized for our multidisciplinary approach and commitment to the highest standards of neurological and neurosurgical patient care,” said Michael J. Dowling, North Shore-LIJ’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
In the 2009-2010 edition of US News and World Report’s “America's Best Hospitals” LIJ Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital were ranked 46th and 47th respectively in the specialty area of Neurology/Neurosurgery.
The Cushing Neuroscience Institutes is comprised of a broad range of advanced neuroscience research, services, technology, physicians and physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, therapists and scientists. Included in the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience are the Brain Tumor Institute, Chiari Institute, Movement Disorders Institute, Brain Aneurysm and Cerebrovascular Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Headache Center, Spine Centers, award-winning Stroke Centers, Brain Injury Program, Neurorehabilitation Program, Pain Program, Pediatric Neuroscience Program, Peripheral Nerve Disease Program and Vestibular Balance Program.