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Meridian Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Earns Highest Level of Distinction from The National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Released: 6-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Meridian Health
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Newswise — Neptune, NJ – June 6, 2014 – The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recently designated Meridian Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest level possible. The recognition is a testament to the medical expertise, innovative surgical evaluation, and advanced techniques and treatments provided for patients with complex epilepsy.

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States. It is a complex, chronic condition characterized by recurrent seizures caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain cells. Living with epilepsy can be challenging, and seizures range from minor to traumatic physical convulsions. Some types of seizures are easier to manage, and many patients lead normal lives.

Meridian Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers specialized services, such as epilepsy monitoring aim to help children and adults gain control of seizures through an around-the-clock brain monitoring with electroencephalogram (EEG) technology synchronized with video monitoring. With a team trained in this subspecialty, led by Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D., adult and pediatric Epileptologist, Jersey Shore’s program leads the way in New Jersey in caring for this disease.

According to Dr. Sachdeo, “The NAEC recognition lets patient know that the Meridian Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program provides the best possible care for those who suffer from epilepsy. From diagnosis to treatment, the team at Jersey Shore is equipped with the expertise and advanced technology that can help patients manage their epilepsy, and lead full, healthy lives.”

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

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