Each year, millions of Americans are affected by disorders of the brain and nervous system, the severity of which can often be devastating. Neurology at UnityPoint Health - Meriter applies the most advanced medical treatments and technologies to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from neurological-related disorders such as stroke. Our nurses, physicians and other staff coordinate care around each patient's physical, mental and spiritual health. This care, combined with advanced technology, support the patient's total well-being, an essential element of the recovery process.
Our Neurology medical/surgical unit is a 17-bed specialty unit and is the hospital's designated Stroke Unit. UnityPoint Health - Meriter hospital has earned The Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center and a Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Award for its excellence in stroke care. The Neurology medical/surgical unit is supported by a full leadership team with the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, and Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Our veteran group of neurosurgical nurses coordinate care based on your individual needs. All nurses take an annual competency examination that tests their knowledge and application of the latest medications, equipment and American Association of Neurosciences Nursing Standards of Care. Our Neurology nurses are dedicated to a holistic nursing approach and play an active role in educating patients and their families.
Our program's quality is further enhanced through our exceptional affiliation with an exceptional group of neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, primary care physicians and many other clinical specialists.
If you have a neurological injury or concern, your primary care physician will work with you to direct you to the appropriate services at UnityPoint Health - Meriter.