UTMC to celebrate opening of Parkinson Center, Medical Pavilion April 26

April 24, 2013 | Events, News, UToday, UTMC
By Jon Strunk

The University of Toledo Medical Center will celebrate the opening of the Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center and the new Medical Pavilion Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.

The Medical Pavilion, which houses the new center as well as several relocated outpatient clinics, is located between Dowling Hall and the Orthopedic Center.

Named in recognition of the generous donations from the family of Findlay businessman Philip Gardner, as well as the Harold and Helen McMaster Foundation, the nearly 6,000-square-foot facility is set to be one of the leading Parkinson centers due to its team-care approach.

“This new center increases accessibility for patients, optimizes and maximizes the care provided to our patients and their families, and places them in close proximity to physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other health-care professionals who are also experts in Parkinson’s care,” said Dr. Lawrence Elmer, professor of neurology and medical director of the Center for Neurological Health, and a specialist in the treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years.

The Parkinson’s Foundation of Northwest Ohio also raised more than $160,000 to help offset the approximately $1.35 million in renovation costs.

UTMC also is celebrating the opening of the Medical Pavilion to better serve patients and employees. In addition to the Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center, the Medical Pavilion will house the relocated Urology, Nephrology and Transplant Clinic, the Pain Clinic, and the UTMC Outpatient Pharmacy. An additional outpatient lab draw site has been established.

“The Medical Pavilion is a beautiful new space that makes a greater number of UTMC’s outpatient services more accessible to our patients and their families,” said Olivia Dacre, who leads the coordination of UTMC’s outpatient clinics. “By making services easier to find and by making waiting areas for families and friends more comfortable, it is our hope we can remove some of the stress and confusion that can come with any visit to an advanced medical center.”

All clinics operate Monday through Friday:

• Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center — by appointment only — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 419.383.7705.

• Urology Clinic — by appointment only — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 419.383.3578.

• Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic — by appointment only — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 419.383.5288.

• Pain Clinic — by appointment only — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 419.383.5000.

• Outpatient Lab — no appointment necessary — 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 419.383.5293.

• Outpatient Pharmacy — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 419.383.3750.

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