The challenge of neurological disease and brain injury is greater now than ever before. Each year, more people are affected by neurological conditions, ranging from strokes to Alzheimer’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, or to advanced movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
The St. Vincent Healthcare Neuroscience Center of Excellence serves approximately 16,000 patients each year. Our skilled neuroscience team leads the Northwest in many advanced procedures and treatments, including the insertion of a pain stimulator, awake craniotomies, complex spine surgeries and deep brain stimulation. St. Vincent Healthcare has been recognized as a Primary Stroke Center, has the only Certified Multiple Sclerosis Center in Montana and was the first healthcare organization in the region to offer deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
The demand throughout the region for access to St. Vincent Neuroscience providers and services confirms the need for Billings to have a comprehensive, best in region neuroscience program that spans the continuum between innovative accesses to compassionate patient care. Philanthropic support of our neuroscience service line will provide much needed access to neuroscience healthcare to patients in our region, will help create a state of the art Multiple Sclerosis Infusion Center, and will provide operation support needed to expand our services. More specifically, funds will help to transform our Multiple Sclerosis Infusion Center into a space that allows our patients to relax and find innovative medicines that alleviate the symptoms of the MS. Our MS infusion center provides more than 1,500 infusions every year. Once complete, the infusion spaces, aesthetics and healing space will match the exceptional care provided by the neurology team. In addition, we will be reconfiguring the current Neuroscience Center space, which currently is at capacity. With more spaces, we will have the ability to hire more providers and increase patient capacity to better meet the demands of the communities we serve. Philanthropic support will guarantee that the best neuroscience care in our region will be available to our patients in the Billings and surrounding areas. To learn more or make a contribution, please call the Foundation at (406) 237-3600.