Dick Clark To Chair Providence Neuroscience Campaign
Providence Saint Joseph Neuroscience Institute Initiative Underway
Dick Clark, world -renowned entertainment icon, and his wife Kari will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s $11 million initiative to create a state-of-the-art neuroscience facility. The treatment of stroke will be a cornerstone of the new Providence Saint Joseph Neuroscience Institute. It will be the only facility of its kind in the San Fernando Valley and one of only two in Los Angeles County.
The Clarks believe that it is time for a comprehensive Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center … the logical next step .
Providence Saint Joseph currently treats almost 1,500 neurologically impaired inpatients annually. Approximately 550 are stroke victims like Mr. Clark.
“Both of us were very happy that Dick was at Saint Joseph and not another hospital for his care,” said Kari. “It is very personal there … in today’s busy world you rarely experience the level of compassion and kindness that was given to us during Dick’s rehabilitation. All the doctors, the therapists and the nursing staff were absolutely outstanding.”
Providence Saint Joseph’s treatment and prevention of stroke is recognized in the top 10 percent of the Nation in quality of stroke care. , according to HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company The medical center also received the prestigious 2007 HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award. As the population of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valleys continues to grow, and grow older, the demand for comprehensive neurological services becomes increasingly urgent.
Medicine is on the threshold of exciting frontiers of healing as advances are made daily in the treatment of diseases of the brain and nervous system. The Providence Saint Joseph Neuroscience Institute will enable the medical center to keep pace with the specialized demands of advanced neurological care and grow to meet the needs of its communities.