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LGH opens $1.4M neuroscience institute

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Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine officials on Monday announced the opening of the $1.4 million, 22,000-square-foot Neuroscience Institute on the second floor of 2150 Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township.
Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine officials on Monday announced the opening of the $1.4 million, 22,000-square-foot Neuroscience Institute on the second floor of 2150 Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township. - (Photo / )

A new facility at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine will treat a range of neurological conditions, from diagnosis and medical management through to recovery

Hospital officials on Monday announced the opening of the $1.4 million, 22,000-square-foot Neuroscience Institute on the second floor of 2150 Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township.

Construction of the Neuroscience Institute was managed for Lancaster General Health by Lancaster County-based Warfel Construction Co.

It will be home to 70 staff members who will collaborate to treat patients with neurologic concerns ranging from stroke and movement disorders to memory issues, concussions and headaches.

Physicians and therapists with wide-ranging expertise will practice together to offer a variety of services, increasing care coordination for patients, hospital officials said.

"Practicing in such close proximity will enable us to communicate more frequently and ask better questions," said Dr. Timothy C. Martin, managing physician at Lancaster General Health Physicians Neurology.  "There are many benefits to referring a patient to a team member who is located down the hall instead of miles away."

The institute’s services will include neurology, electro-diagnostics, neuropsychology, Alzheimer’s and memory care treatment, physiatry and outpatient rehabilitation, as well as specialty programs focused on dizziness and balance issues, spinal cord injuries, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, post-concussion syndrome and headaches.

It also will offer educational programs and support groups, increased collaboration with Penn Medicine and a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

"Opening the institute will enable LG Health to bolster existing services, including a robust stroke recovery program that will emphasize smooth handoffs and continuity of care from inpatient to rehab and outpatient settings," said Brad Stevens, LG Health's executive director for neuroscience and orthopedics.

Clarification

An earlier version of this story included a quote from LGH's Dr. Timothy C. Martin stating: "There is nothing like this in Central Pennsylvania."

In fact, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Dauphin County also has a neuroscience institute.

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