Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield have earned the prestigious recognition from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Two suburban hospitals are now recognized as satellite centers of the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence for Movement Disorders at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been a Center of Excellence since 2002. Currently, only 51 Centers of Excellence have been designated worldwide; 37 is in the United States.
The Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence is a medical center with a specialized team of neurologists, movement disorder specialists, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, mental health specialists, and others who are up to date on the latest Parkinson’s drugs and therapies. and research to provide the best care.
Each center is required to meet rigorous care, clinical research, professional training, community education and outreach criteria.
“We are excited and honored to be named a Parkinson Foundation Satellite Center,” said Martha McGraw, MD, the Douglas L. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience. Johnson and co-director of the Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
“We emphasize a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to patient care, and the Center of Excellence designation reflects the outstanding, personalized care our teams provide throughout the Northwestern Medicine system.”
Lake Forest Hospital provides a unique program that cares for patients and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders by promoting health, education and support. The program is fully funded by donors, with a mission to provide a free wellness program to all individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence,” said Avram Fraint, MD, a neurologist at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.
“Our comprehensive team of experts provides a patient-centered approach to Parkinson’s disease treatment. We offer eight unique exercise classes including aerobics, strength training, balance, agility and stretching that provide physical and emotional support to those living with Parkinson’s disease.”
The Parkinson’s Foundation leads the development of new treatments and models of care through its network of centers of excellence. Each center of excellence is staffed by some of the world’s foremost specialists in every aspect of complex, multidisciplinary care that delivers the best outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Lake Forest Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital work closely with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to recruit study participants and participate in research designed to improve human health.
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