Ochsner announced that it will build a state-of-the art, freestanding neuroscience center on Jefferson Highway near Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans. Once complete, the 132,000 square-foot Robert J. and Debra H. Patrick Neuroscience Center will be a single and comprehensive destination of neurological care for patients that will include an Innovation Center, integrative and aquatic therapies, and a neurological rehabilitation center. This gift of support comes from long-time Ochsner champions and New Orleans entrepreneurs, Robert J. and Debra H. Patrick.
The new Robert J. and Debra H. Patrick Neuroscience Center will be the only freestanding major neuroscience facility of its kind between Houston and Atlanta. The center will establish the first and only multi-specialty early onset dementia clinic, expand patient education and caregiver support, and include a state-of-the art neurological rehabilitation center with an integrative therapies program for brain health.
This gift will allow Ochsner to enhance its destination healthcare services for patients and families impacted by neurologic and psychologic diseases of all types. Ochsner’s neuroscience clinics and services, currently located inside Ochsner Medical Center, will be newly housed in a state-of-the-art facility on Jefferson Highway. The new building will serve as the flagship facility for the systemwide program and allow the team to expand research programs, educate the next generation of neuroscience clinicians, and recruit the most talented in the field of neuroscience and behavioral health.
“On behalf of the Ochsner neuroscience team, I want to thank the Patrick family for this generous gift of support. This new center will play an integral role in treating patients around the region,” said C.J. Bui, MD, system chair of neurosurgery, and co-director, Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. “The goal for this Neuroscience Center is to bring the most innovative and advanced multi-disciplinary neurological care to the Gulf South region. Our vision will now become a reality through the support of the Patrick family.”