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The remarkable diversity of neurosurgical and neurological disorders demands a team-based approach that brings together clinical expertise and the latest technologies. As the region’s most comprehensive center treating brain, spine and nervous system disorders, Atrium Health’s Neurosciences Institute provides some of the most advanced subspecialty care.

With renowned surgical and movement disorder programs – staffed by some of the nation’s leading physicians – and a groundbreaking program of clinical research, we’re giving your patients the best chance for improved health and well-being.

Nationally Recognized Neurosurgical and Neurological Expertise

At Atrium Health’s Neurosciences Institute, our focus on quality helps our award-winning teams achieve standard-setting outcomes. We’re one of the largest neurosciences programs in the country and have the region’s only Level I trauma center. Our distinguished subspecialty programs feature:

  • First and only program in the nation to receive The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson’s disease, ALS and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Two hospitals certified by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers and by AHA/ASA as Gold Plus Award winners
  • Level IV and Level III Specialized Epilepsy Centers designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Only designated ALS-MDA Center in North and South Carolina
  • Only MS center in the Carolinas and one of only 60 nationally recognized programs for comprehensive MS care by the national MS Society’s Partners in MS Care Program
  • Highest level of acuity and complexity in neurosurgical care
  • Carolinas Stroke Network connects all 39 Atrium Health hospitals to advanced 24/7 stroke care, ensuring patients receive the right stroke treatment faster

A History of Innovative Firsts in Neuroscience

At this transformative time for neuroscience clinical research and innovation, we’re proud to be on the cutting edge. It’s just one reason surgeons and specialists come from around the world to train at our facilities.

  • Played a key role in the development of two major FDA-approved therapies for ALS
  • One of only 50 sites planned worldwide for an international Alzheimer’s prevention trial
  • More than 90 clinical research trials in MS in the past 20 years
  • One of the first centers in the Southeast to use advanced technologies such as laser interstitial thermal therapy
  • A leader in using patient care data to improve the quality, efficiency and value of care

Covering the Continuum of Neurological Care

By providing care across the entire continuum, we’re able to support patients throughout the recovery process. At Carolinas Rehabilitation, part of Atrium Health and the largest rehabilitation practice in the Southeast, we help patients recover from all kinds of neurological conditions. Highlights of our program include:

  • RENEW Carolinas, an innovative neurowellness program for Parkinson’s disease that’s the first of its kind in the nation
  • Accreditation by CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for all 17 of our programs – the most of any rehabilitation center in the region
  • Designation as a Patient Safety Organization – one of the first organizations nationwide to be so named by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
  • Recognition as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System follow-up site

To refer a patient, call our physician connection line at 704-403-1911. Across our hospital network and 50 outpatient locations, we’ll make sure your patients access the best specialists for their conditions – and keep you involved throughout. Once a patient’s treatment is complete, we’ll work with you to transition the patient back to your care.



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