A history of innovative excellence.

John Muir Health’s Neurosciences Institute is the San Francisco Bay Area’s most advanced community-based hospital resource for neurosciences. Our institute brings together clinical expertise in neurosurgery, neurology, interventional neuroradiology, radiation oncology, neuropsychology and physiatry in one of the most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment centers in Northern California.

The Institute grew out of the need for a continuum of expert neurological care for Northern California residents and specifically for those at risk for brain injury, stroke, brain/spinal tumors, acute and chronic back disorders, and dementia. In 1996, a core group of clinicians formed the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Group, providing a foundation for a first-class neurosciences institute.

In 2005, John Muir Health’s two medical centers were awarded The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certifications. The medical centers attained the Elite Gold Plus recognition by the American Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care in 2010.

Today, our ongoing efforts to provide the surrounding communities with convenient, 24/7 access to advanced medical technologies include the addition of a 6-story patient care tower to our Walnut Creek campus. This contemporary facility features inpatient surgical suites equipped with the latest technologies, large, private patient rooms, a dedicated neurosciences ICU and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation nursing unit.

Collaborative care. Excellent outcomes.

Combining a highly skilled clinical staff, trauma services, dedicated neurosurgical operating rooms, a neurosciences intensive care unit, a neurologic constant observation unit, an acute rehabilitation unit
and a vast network of outpatient rehabilitation centers, our Neurosciences Institute provides your patients with a comprehensive continuum of care. Additionally, when you refer your patients for treatment, you become an integral part of the treatment process. Our staff will work in tandem with you to ensure your patients receive attentive and individualized care and that you are provided with continuous updates at every step. Our goal is to keep your patients safe and stable and to return them to your care with optimum function.

John Muir Health’s Neurosciences Institute offers clinical expertise in a variety of areas, including:

  • Trauma Services
  • Neurosurgery

  • Neuro-Spine

  • Neurology
  • Stroke Centers of Excellence

  • Diagnostic Neuroradiology Services
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-Oncology Program

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

  • Neurorehabilitation Services
  • 
Neuropsychology
  • 
Brain Injury Program

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment/Dementia Program

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For immediate/emergency patient transfer 24/7

For neurosurgical, neurological or other specialist consultation, contact the John Muir Health Transfer Center at (925) 947-4488.

John Muir Health complies with all state and federal regulations, including the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

General information

John Muir Health’s Trauma Center: (925) 947-5224 
(Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

John Muir Health’s Neurosciences Institute: (925) 941-5050