Hospitals are capitalizing on neurosurgery, neuroscience: 4 notes


Multiple hospitals have opened or announced centers dedicated to neurosurgery, spine and neuroscience in recent months.

1. Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis broke ground on a spine hospital that will focus on a growing demand for neuroscience clinical spaces. It will have eight operating rooms, 36 ICU beds and an intensive care step-down unit.

2. University of Texas at Dallas' Ted Price, PhD, has been awarded $11.3 million on behalf of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to launch a new research center to study origins of pain over the coming years. The Human Nociceptor and Spinal Cord Molecular Signature Center will focus on genesis of pain on a cellular and molecular level to find new ways of treating pain. 

3. Novant Health opened its new Neurosciences Institute-New Hanover in Wilmington, N.C., to treat patients with brain and spine injuries from Southeastern North Carolina. The five-story facility has a stroke center, four operating rooms and two interventional suites. 

4. Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health has combined Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune City, N.J., and JFK University Medical Center in Edison, to create the largest neuroscience institute in the state. It gives patients access to advanced therapies through research and clinical trials, including trials in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

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