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Monday Jul. 11, 2016
Lillian S Wells Foundation Donates $1 Million to Create Neuroscience Center at Broward Health North

Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Lillian S. Wells Foundation has donated $1 million toward a $2.5 million renovation project at Broward Health North, which will locate all of the hospital’s neurological services into one convenient area while allowing for the expansion of neurological treatments and services.

The new Neuroscience Center at Broward Health North will serve as a convenient one-stop shop for people with neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, dementia, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders, epilepsy and headache. The Center will also address Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and stroke. The renovation will relocate all neurological services, including doctors’ offices, exam rooms and diagnostic testing, to the front of the hospital, will add a separate entrance, as well as dedicated parking to provide easy access to patients and their caregivers.

“Broward Health North has been at the forefront of neuroscience treatments for decades,” said Traci Allyn Shur, interim president and CEO of the Broward Health Foundation. “We are grateful to the Lillian S. Wells Foundation for their continued support of the Broward Health Foundation and the incredible work being done at our hospitals.”

The Neuroscience Center at Broward Health North is the only facility of its kind in Broward County. For more than 25 years the Center has offered quality, comprehensive care for a full range of neurological disorders.  Currently, the Neuroscience Center is comprised of a Memory Center, Comprehensive Stroke Program, Spine Surgery Program, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory, Sleep Disorder Center and Cerebrovascular Center. 

“We feel it’s important to support this project with a leadership gift and it’s also our hope that others in the community who are able to give financially will join us,” said Barbara Wells, president of the Lillian S. Wells Foundation. “Too often, neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia have devastating effects on families, both financially and emotionally. We applaud the important work being conducted at Broward Health North to tackle these challenging diseases.”
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