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Neuroscience Center

OhioHealth’s state-of-the-art Neuroscience Center is designed to provide the most advanced neuroscience healthcare and best patient experiences.
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When it comes to delivering the highest level of quality care to the 50 million Americans living with brain and spine conditions, our pursuit of excellence is tireless.
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Introducing a Bright New Day in Neuroscience

The new OhioHealth Neuroscience Center provides subspecialized neuroscience care teams and treatment options for highly complex neuroscience conditions. In one location, patients can receive a complete range of care, such as inpatient and outpatient treatment, neurodiagnostics, interventional procedures, research clinical trials, surgery and education. The center also represents a unique approach to care by fostering collaboration between neuroscience, heart and vascular, and cancer care.

The nine-story tower includes 224 private rooms and 409,000 square feet dedicated to our brain and spine patients. With the opening of the Neuroscience Center, all patient rooms at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital will become private.

Providing Comfort and a Sense of Well-Being

We’ve designed the environment of the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center not only to help the unique neuroscience patient get better, but feel better, too.

Patients with neurologic disorders face unique challenges. Some suffer from cognitive and sensory deficits, so they can easily be confused and sensitive to noise and bright light. Some suffer from seizures and lack of motor coordination, making it difficult to walk. Our facility is designed to respond to these challenges in ways that provide comfort and improve the patient’s overall sense of well-being.

Some of our state-of-the-art features inside the Neuroscience Center include:

  • A dimmer-style light fixture
  • Large windows that bring in comfortable, natural light to further create a health-restoring haven
  • Sound-absorbing panels in the walls and ceilings to foster a quiet, calming environment
  • Rest stops along a sunlit concourse for patients who get tired and need a place to comfortably pause 

Extraordinary Care All in One Location

The OhioHealth Neuroscience Center offers a breadth of clinical services, so patients can receive all the care they need in one location.

  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit 
    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is designed to monitor brain activity and determine cause of recurrent seizures, so we can choose the best treatment for each individual patient. 

  • Heart Critical Care 
    Open-heart surgery and other high-acuity heart patients heal in this centralized location.

  • Infusion Center 
    Patients needing infusion, or who are participating in a clinical trial with intravenous therapy, receive treatment in a dedicated infusion center.

  • Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Clinics 
    There are three interdisciplinary clinics for MS, stroke prevention and movement disorders, where patients can see a team of experts dedicated to their condition, such as a neurologist, nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, social worker, clinical trials coordinator and more.

  • Interventional Procedure Suites 
    These advanced suites are equipped with the latest technology to treat vascular conditions, including aneurysm and stroke.

  • Neurocritical Care 
    In our neurocritical care rooms, the beds can be maneuvered into various positions for easy access to what we’re here to treat — the brain.

  • Neurodiagnostics and Imaging 
    We offer a comprehensive range of neurodiagnostic testing and imaging to better diagnose neurologic conditions.

  • Neurosurgery 
    State-of-the-art neuroscience and heart operating rooms as well as an intraoperative MRI enable our expert neurosurgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons to perform complex surgeries. 

  • Radiation Oncology 
    Brain and spine tumor patients don’t need to leave the center for radiation treatment.

Bringing Experts Together for Your Convenience

Neurologic patients often need a team of specialists and multiple services. Within the center, we offer interdisciplinary clinics that bring together all of the experts each patient needs in one place, providing greater convenience for patients and families. 

  • Movement Disorders Clinic
    Comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with common and rare movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, tremor disorders, dystonia and more.
  • MS Clinic
    MS physicians and dedicated MS nurses meet with patients who also can receive treatment and infusion, consult with our clinical trials coordinator and see a physical therapist — all in one visit.
  • Stroke Prevention Clinic
    Led by neurologists specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, the team closely monitors and manages the diagnoses that increase the risk of a second stroke along with the patient’s primary care physician. 

Services for Patients and Their Families

When a patient is diagnosed with a neurologic condition, the whole family is affected. We’ve created many services within the center designed to help our patients and families feel at ease.

The Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center
The Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center provides resources and education about brain and spine conditions. Patients or family members can stop in, research a condition on our interactive technology, receive information navigation assistance from a staff member or attend a free class or support group. Additionally, we connect our patients and families to appropriate local community resources.

Inside the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center is a Starbucks, where patients and visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Large Family Waiting Area
The large waiting area inside the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center lobby was designed to allow for natural sunlight, plenty of comfortable seating and private conversations.

Expanded Cafeteria
The new, expanded cafeteria inside OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital provides a variety of dining options and experiences for our visitors.

Renovated Chapel and Meditation Room
Providing for your emotional and spiritual needs is an integral part of meeting your healthcare needs. In our OhioHealth facilities, including OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, we have trained chaplains who are committed to providing spiritual care by helping patients utilize their own faith tradition to promote healing.

Valet Parking
Patients and families visiting the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center may utilize the valet parking services located in the Blue Lot and Red Garage. Learn more about parking at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.


Why WE never stop

Our goal is to provide patients and families greater convenience and better experiences to help them get better, and feel better, too. That’s why we built the Neuroscience Center – to help the 50 million Americans facing a brain or spine condition. Hear from our neuroscience patients that inspire us each day and why we never stop searching for better ways to care for them.

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Our patients are the reasons why we never stop

For patients like Jamie, Rebekah, Mimi and Robert, we continue to invest in the latest technology, expertise and patient care innovations to help our patients recover from their unique neurological disorder.

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As a young adult, Katrina experienced headaches, insomnia, an inability to focus, tingling in her hands and other symptoms of a neurologic condition only brain surgery could cure.

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Your gift to OhioHealth’s neuroscience programs today makes it possible for us to continue our mission “to improve the health of those we serve.” With your assistance, we support our community’s needs and provide the best patient experience.

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