Grady Health System’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is expanding its internationally acclaimed care with the opening of its new outpatient center. Unveiled during ceremonies on Monday, June 26, 2017, the state-of-the-art center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to care for patients with advanced neurological conditions. The outpatient center is the first phase of an expansion that will allow the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center to serve more patients and expand its research capabilities.
“Grady’s reputation as a regional destination for the advanced treatment of stroke and other neurological issues has led to significant growth. This new outpatient center will provide access to a greater number of patients who will benefit from our cutting-edge care,” said Grady CEO John Haupert.
The expansion was made possible by a $10 million gift from The Marcus Foundation, which under the direction of its benefactors, Billi and Bernie Marcus, has invested more than $50 million in Grady since 2009. A significant portion of those funds went to the creation of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.
“We believed we could make an incredible impact on the treatment of stroke and neurological conditions here at Grady, and we have.” said Bernie Marcus, who attended Monday’s event. “Hundreds if not thousands of patients have been saved not only by the cutting edge treatment offered here, but through research that has turned into life-saving solutions. What we have accomplished – and will continue to accomplish in the future – is something we can all be very proud of.”
The new outpatient center centralizes diagnosis and treatment functions, allowing for enhanced patient care coordination.
“It is impossible to overstate the impact The Marcus Foundation has had on Grady. This health system is thriving today in large part due to Billi and Bernie’s willingness to invest in our future and challenge us not only to deliver the best possible care, but set standards that will save lives for years to come,” said Pete Correll, chair of the Grady Health Foundation.