Rhode Island Hospital is taking the first physical step in the creation of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) with the relocation of the Department of Neurosurgery. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, adult and pediatric neurosurgery patients will receive care at the new facility on the Rhode Island Hospital campus, on the sixth floor of the Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) building. Neurosurgery joins the other flagship disciplines of the NPNI - neurology and psychiatry - in the Ambulatory Patient Center.
"This is an important first step for the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute as we bring together these key services into a central location," said G. Rees Cosgrove, M.D., chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and clinical director of the NPNI. "Neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry can now work more closely together, both clinically and in terms of research, to provide better, more comprehensive care to our patients suffering from complex neurological and behavioral disorders."
The NPNI, launched in August 2010 with a $15 million gift from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust, was created to enhance the profile and productivity of clinical neurosciences and research at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, creating a strategic, innovative and collaborative approach to treating some of the most complex and challenging neurological, psychiatric and behavioral health diseases. To meet this goal, the institute will serve as a bridge among the clinical departments of neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry and will link to brain research within the Brown Institute of Brain Science being carried out at Brown and its affiliated hospitals.
The Department of Neurosurgery will now be located on the sixth floor of the Ambulatory Patient Center (APC), which is located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. For more information, please call 401-793-9132, or visit www.rhodeislandhospital.org, keyword neurosurgery.