48,000-square-foot facility allows for diagnosis, procedures and rehab all in one location
On June 17, Norton Healthcare opened a comprehensive neuroscience facility unlike any other in the region. This new facility will benefit patients and the community by providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary neurosciences program with leading-edge technologies and enhanced research and outreach efforts.
The Norton Neuroscience Institute space, located in Norton Medical Plaza III on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, will support patients with many types of neurological conditions, including brain, spinal and nervous system tumors; stroke; epilepsy; migraine and headache; dementia; and memory care. It also will be home to Norton Neuroscience Institute’s Cressman Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center and Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation, as well as a pain management clinic.
The new space encompasses more than 48,000 square feet of clinical, diagnostic, procedural and rehabilitation space. It contains advanced equipment to allow patients to undergo complex neurological testing and procedures at the same site as their routine office visits. Norton Healthcare invested $15 million into the project.
“Neuroscience treatment is rapidly evolving, and we’re committed to bringing the best care to patients throughout this community,” said Russell F. Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare. “With this location, patients will be able to receive compassionate, specialized care with the newest technology and equipment, all in one convenient location. This space is designed not only to address patients’ needs but also to aid in the comfort and ease of their care and recovery.”
Many neurological conditions require treatment by multiple providers. Having a centralized location will allow the team to more easily collaborate to develop individualized courses of treatment. Located next to Norton Brownsboro Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level 4 epilepsy center, the space also will improve access to follow-up care after patients leave the hospital.
“Having dedicated space for comprehensive neurological care and rehabilitation will make it much easier for us to convene in person and develop customized treatments for each patient,” said David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon and executive medical director, Norton Neuroscience Institute. “We believe this level of collaboration sets us apart from other neuroscience centers.”
The new Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation space is equipped with the latest rehab technology, including a virtual reality balance assessment system, a driving simulator, robotic-assisted therapy and more, which will help patients recover and develop skills to live independently. It was made possible thanks to a $616,000 grant from the Norton Healthcare Foundation.
“More than a decade ago, Norton Healthcare invested $100 million and created a vision to build one of the best neuroscience programs in the country, and this facility will help us realize that goal,” said Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, senior vice president and chief development officer, Norton Healthcare. “The Norton Healthcare Foundation has provided millions of dollars in funding to Norton Neuroscience Institute for Cressman Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center, memory care, and other vital programs. We look forward to continuing to support their impactful work for years to come.”
Classes currently offered through the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, such as tai chi, yoga, Lego therapy and patient support groups, will be offered at the new facility. These programs have been held virtually during the pandemic, but the goal is to go back to in-person classes in the near future.