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West Jefferson Medical Center, a National Leader in Neurosciences

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Located minutes from downtown New Orleans, the West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) is an award winning hospital with 450 physicians in more than 50 specialties and subspecialties. The hospital has been recognized for its well-regarded neurosciences program and earned a five-star rating for heart failure treatment by the national ranking organization, Healthgrades, in 2015. 

WJMC’s neurosciences program includes leading-edge treatment for stroke, the spine, brain tumors and numerous neurological disorders. The hospital uses the latest equipment and technology to treat tumors, including non-invasive alternatives to surgery. Patients with Parkinson’s disease and other tremor disorders receive a range of therapies including deep brain stimulation.

West Jefferson Medical Center’s Stroke Center is a Nationally Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In 2013, WJMC earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for excellent care for stroke patients.