About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.
The Institute was created out of a lead $25 million grant from the Marcus Foundation and was initiated by Billi and Bernie Marcus, former CEO of The Home Depot.
The institute is staffed by a team of clinicians highly trained in all facets of the neurosciences, including stroke, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, epilepsy, memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal conditions. The medical staff also includes neurointensivists, physicians who are specifically trained in neurocritical care. Along with having extensive knowledge about treating neurological injuries, neurointensivists assume responsibility for other areas of care in the ICU that may have otherwise been provided by specialists. This includes cardiology, endocrinology, infectious disease and pulmonary medicine.
Each patient room at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute is private and equipped with special monitoring capabilities that provide vital information on both a patient’s neurological and cardiovascular functions. Rooms also feature an abundance of natural lighting and an antechamber where family members can stay during the patient’s hospitalization, as both of these factors have been shown to positively influence recovery in neurological conditions.
Patients also benefit from the Institute’s synergistic relationship with Boca Regional’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute (LCI), offering patients with neurologic malignancies the most advanced radiation and medical oncology therapies available in LCI’s renowned and award-winning facility. The combination of LCI and the Marcus Neuroscience Institute makes for a tandem of facilities, programs and services that is among the finest in the nation.
The creation of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute represents a watershed moment in the advancement of the neurosciences in Florida and beyond.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).