The designation recognizes Swedish's leadership in care for patients with Parkinson's.
Providence Swedish's Movement Disorders Program, which is part of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, has been selected to join the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network as a Comprehensive Care Center. To mark the designation, Swedish will host a plaque unveiling ceremony at our Cherry Hill campus to commemorate the Program's leadership in providing Parkinson’s care in the Puget Sound region.
“The Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center designation symbolizes leadership in providing high-quality Parkinson’s care,” said John Lehr, president and chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. “The Swedish Movement Disorders Program plays an integral role in advancing care for the one million Americans currently living with Parkinson’s disease.”
The Foundation’s Comprehensive Care Center designation recognizes medical centers that excel in utilizing a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to provide the highest level of evidence-based, patient-centered care; demonstrate leadership in professional training and conduct impactful patient education and community outreach.
“The designation of a comprehensive care center affirms that each patient and their caregiver affected by Parkinson's disease receives the highest standards of multidisciplinary treatment by our care team," said Pravin Khemani, M.D., medical director of Swedish's Movement Disorders Program. "Additionally, we are constantly collaborating with our Providence Swedish colleagues and community allies to address the unmet needs of our patients.”
For a complete listing of Centers of Excellence and Comprehensive Care Centers, visit Parkinson.org/Network or call 1-800-4PD-INFO.
About Providence Swedish
Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.