Mischer Neuroscience Center
The Neuroscience Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the most advanced of its kind in Houston. Neurologists and neurosurgeons are on staff, providing patients round-the-clock access to specialists equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological illnesses. The multidisciplinary team also includes critical care nurses, a nurse practitioner trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.
The program features a dedicated eight-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, which enables the Memorial Hermann Southwest neurotrauma team to provide effective care and intervention to patients suffering from catastrophic brain injuries and neurological disorders.
Recognized by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Primary Stroke Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest is equipped to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims. We can also evaluate and treat patients transported from other stroke centers.
Our hospital is on a journey toward Level II Trauma Center verification, which allows Memorial Hermann Southwest to provide high-level neurological care to patients with a wide range of neurotrauma conditions, including head injuries. The Campus is also equipped to provide transport via Life Flight® to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, as needed.
At Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, we offer programs and
procedures that treat a wide variety of neurological disorders and conditions
conveniently in Southwest Houston. Our scope of services includes the diagnosis
and/or treatment of:
Patients at Memorial Hermann Southwest have access to some of
the most advanced diagnostic technologies available, including:
computed tomography (CT)
resonance imaging (MRI)
As part of the Telemedicine Program at
Mischer Neuroscience Institute, we use robot technology that allows physicians
to collaborate with each other and view patients from remote locations. Through
this innovative device, a patient at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital can be
seen by experts at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
The Remote Presence System robot is fully portable and equipped
with two-way audio/video, allowing physicians to see and hear patients and view
monitors and other clinical data firsthand. Medical devices such as a digital
stethoscope or pulse oximeter can be plugged into the robot, enabling firsthand
remote diagnostics. This reduces the burden on nursing staff to describe or
explain subtle changes in a patient's condition. Physicians at our hospital can
then consult directly with specialists at Mischer Neuroscience Institute to
We currently have
several investigational new drug trials for acute stroke patients being
conducted at Southwest. For more information on participating in a clinical
trial or study, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Hermann Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St