NPF Parkinson Center of Excellence renewed at UF
The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration has been named a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation for the third time.
Excerpts from the UF&Shands News Article:
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as a Center of Excellence, and it also reignites the challenge to keep working as a team and looking for new ways to serve our patients,” said director Irene Malaty, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology in the UF College of Medicine.
“The multidisciplinary care is, I think, the thing that’s most special about this center,” said Kelly Foote, M.D., co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration and an associate professor of neurosurgery. “Here, various specialists work side by side in a single facility so patients don’t have to travel all over campus to get the care they need. It’s just a better way to deliver specialized health care.”
National Parkinson Foundation Centers of Excellence are considered leaders in Parkinson’s research and care, and they receive financial support from the foundation.
“We look for places where we can really be pleased to send patients and this center is at the top of that list,” said Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., National Parkinson Foundation chief information officer and vice president of programs, who visited UF to officially mark the designation.