Offering Expert, Compassionate Care
The staff members of the Deaconess Neuroscience Department are not simply medical professionals; they are neuro professionals. They have extensive training in the complexities of neurological care and are well prepared to treat the most difficult cases.
Deaconess Neuroscience attracts the area's best physicians by providing the latest technology, an outstanding support staff, and the willingness to follow through on our physicians' visions for better patient care. Our physicians in recognize the valuable skills that each physician specialty brings to the knowledge pool. They combine their knowledge to devise the best solutions for each patient.
Medical Director Neurology
Daniel Johnson, MD
Dr. Daniel Johnson competed his medical education at the University of Kansas. Following his internship in internal medicine, he established his specialty in neuroscience medicine while completing his fellowship in neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Johnson practices with Deaconess Care Group, specializing in hospital-based medicine and neurology.
Medical Director Neurosurgery
Jose Arias, MD
Dr. Jose Arias competed his medical education at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Urena in the Dominican Republic. Following his internship in general surgery, he established his specialty in neurosurgical medicine while completing his residency in neurosurgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Johnson practices with Neurosurgical Consultants in Evansville, Indiana.
Nurses on the neuro units are truly experts in their field. The following highlights only hint at the skill of these professionals:
- Many are recognized as Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurses (CNRN). See the Web site for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for a listing of the most recent designees.
- Large percentage certified as Critical Care Registered Nurses (CCRN)
- Large percentage hold TNCC credential for completing the Trauma Nurse Core Course
- Average of 9 years experience
- All nursing staff are certified in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
Our nursing staff is enhanced by the role of our Clinical Nurse Specialist who encourages continuous quality improvement by tracking clinical outcomes, length of stay and other measures of success.
Our stroke team is a prime example of how our skilled professionals come together to ensure that Deaconess Hospital provides timely and effective treatment to all patients who need stroke care, regardless of where they are in the hospital.
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke patients are best cared for in hospitals with a dedicated stroke team. In fact, acute stroke patients are twice as likely to receive effective and timely medication in facilities with a dedicated stroke team than in hospitals without a team in place.