The EVMS Lawrence J. Goldrich Institute for Integrated NeuroHealth
EVMS is proud to announce the establishment of a new institute focused on addressing the complex healthcare needs of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, cognitive and memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, and patients in need of palliative care.
The EVMS Lawrence J. Goldrich Institute for Integrated NeuroHealth is the first of its kind in Hampton Roads and is being made possible through a $15 million gift from long-time Virginia Beach resident Lawrence J. Goldrich and his wife, Janice T. Goldrich.
The institute will provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. It also will provide support systems for patients and their families, improve access to new drug therapies and clinical trials, and accelerate research that may lead to better treatment and possible cures.
Through their donation to the EVMS Deliver on the Promise campaign, Mr. and Mrs. Goldrich join the school’s founders and champions in helping EVMS provide national-caliber specialty care in Hampton Roads.
The new institute is named for Mr. Goldrich, who himself has Parkinson’s — a disease that affects more than 10 million people around the world. Mr. Goldrich is a highly respected and well-known real estate developer. He and his wife explain that their family has benefited from the region’s excellent healthcare, thanks in large part to EVMS physicians and alumni.
“We have observed the rapid growth of EVMS in size and services. We are aware that not only does EVMS have outreach extending across the entire Commonwealth, but the school is also achieving national recognition for the scope and quality of its work.”
Yet EVMS did not yet offer a program that focused on patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Mr. and Mrs. Goldrich felt strongly that the need for such a program existed and that it could truly make a difference in patients’ lives.