EAU CLAIRE, Wis. –– The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has granted a two-year accreditation to the epilepsy program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The accreditation certifies that Mayo Clinic Health System is a Level 3 Epilepsy Center the second-highest possible certification available. It is the only accredited epilepsy program in northwest Wisconsin.
Epilepsy centers are specialized centers that provide a range of medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial services needed to treat patients with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 1% of Americans, roughly 3.4 million people, have epilepsy.
“This accreditation is recognition of our excellent comprehensive care for patients and truly is a team recognition,” says Scott Spritzer, D.O., medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and electroencephalogram (EEG) at Mayo Clinic Health System. “Our team includes colleagues specializing in neurology, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, and our inpatient and outpatient nursing team. Accreditation from the NAEC is an affirmation of the high-quality care provided to epilepsy patients in northwest Wisconsin.”
As an accredited epilepsy center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire providers a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy centers provide routine care to individuals with seizures or epilepsy, and specialize in providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services to patients with uncontrolled seizures.
The Accredited Level 3 Epilepsy Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire offers:
- Quality care close to home
- State-of-the-art services and equipment
- A range of medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial services
- Neurodiagnostic evaluations
- Implantation of the vagus nerve stimulators
NAEC is a nonprofit organization with a membership of than 230 specialized epilepsy centers in the U.S.
For more information about epilepsy care, call 715-838-1900.
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