The EVMS Lawrence J. Goldrich Institute for Integrated NeuroHealth is the first of its kind in Hampton Roads focusing on 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 institute provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. It also provides support systems for patients and their families, improves access to new drug therapies and clinical trials, and accelerates research that may lead to better treatment and possible cures.
The new institute is named for Mr. Lawrence J. Goldrich, and was made possible through a generous $15 million gift from him and his wife, Janice T. Goldrich. He himself had Parkinson’s — a disease that affects more than 10 million people around the world.
Mr. and Mrs. Goldrich felt strongly that the need for a program that focused on patients with neurodegenerative could truly make a difference in many patients’ lives in the years to come.