Neurosciences

Corewell Health West Designated a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s

Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 31, 2022—The Corewell Health West Neurology Movement Disorders Program has been named a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s disease by the Parkinson’s Foundation, making it the first program in Michigan to receive this designation.

This designation for Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, recognizes the neurology program’s multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach to treating PD and makes it part of the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network, where clinicians with advanced training in neurological disease share research and experience to raise the standard of care for all those living with PD.

The fellowship-trained neurologists and neuropsychologists in the Parkinson’s Multidisciplinary Clinic, along with a nurse navigator, social worker, physical, occupational and speech therapists and others work together to customize care for individuals living with PD and contribute to research initiatives that may slow disease progression and improve quality of life.

“Comprehensive Care Center designation recognizes the high-quality and evidence-based care we provide right here in West Michigan,” said Ashok Sriram, MD, medical director, movement disorders program, Corewell Health West. “We are pleased to offer patient-centric, multidisciplinary Parkinson’s clinics and understand that this level of care grows even more important as the number of people living with Parkinson’s continues to rise. As Corewell Health West providers, we are committed to improving the lives of people living with this disease.”

The program also offers training for care partners, support groups for patients and families and free exercises classes, both in person and virtual, for patients. More information is available by emailing parkinsons@spectrumhealth.org.

“This expansion of the Global Care Network is part of a broader strategy to recognize excellence in clinical care, develop a global network of interconnected clinicians, and raise the standard of care for all those living with PD,” said John L. Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation President and CEO. “We are interested in recognizing centers in the U.S. that are leading Parkinson’s care and bringing forward new treatments and practices that are improving patient outcomes.”

About Corewell Health West

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit corewellhealth.org or spectrumhealth.org.

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. Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Connect with us on Parkinson.orgFacebookTwitter, or Instagram or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

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