Beaumont Health System opens Neuroscience Center in Royal Oak


Neuroscience Center is first new building on the Royal Oak campus in more than a decade

Beaumont Health System has opened a new $22 million Neuroscience Center offering a consolidated and comprehensive approach to neuroscience care for children and adults in one convenient location. The 80,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

“The Neuroscience Center will give people with neurological conditions the distinct advantage of having a single point of access for diagnosis and treatment,” says Fernando Diaz, M.D.,Ph.D, section head of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, system physician leader, Beaumont Neuroscience Center of Excellence and professor and chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  

“In addition to providing services for pediatric patients, the new center will serve the needs of the growing, aging population – addressing associated neurologic disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases affecting the brain and spinal cord,” says Dr. Diaz.

The number of Americans age 65 and older will nearly double to 72.1 million by 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging.

Beaumont’s Neuroscience Center offers 11 hospital-based clinics specializing in a variety of neurological conditions. It also includes private physician offices. Features of the building include:

  • State-of-the-art, video-wired conference rooms allowing physicians and other clinicians to collaborate on comprehensive patient care treatments
  • Advanced electroencephalography, or EEG, equipment to record the brain's electrical activity and help diagnose brain disorders, such as epilepsy, tumors and stroke
  • Craniofacial rooms equipped with dental chairs to enhance patient comfort while giving greater access to the oral cavity
  •  A high-tech audiology booth to assess hearing in children and adults
  •  Private family consultation rooms

“The completion of the Neuroscience Center marks the first freestanding building on the Royal Oak campus in more than a decade,” says Shane Cerone, president, Beaumont, Royal Oak. “In anticipation of a growing need for neurologic care, we want to offer high quality and affordable care in one location.”

Beaumont’s Neuroscience Center has physicians specializing in adult and pediatric neurology, neurosurgery and reconstructive surgery to evaluate a patient's condition and recommend the best medical or surgical treatment option. Programs and clinics in the new center include:

  • Spine
  • Pediatric and adult epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Ian Jackson Craniofacial Clinic
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neurophysiology
  • Aneurysm
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Concussion
  • Parkinson’s
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Chiari malformation

The hospital-funded Neuroscience center was developed by Royal Oak-based T.H. Marsh Construction and designed by HKS Architects in Northville.

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About Beaumont Neuroscience
The Neuroscience department at Beaumont treats all neurological conditions of the brain and spine for children and adults including stroke, epilepsy, Chiari malformation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and migraine, among others. Beaumont also has a number of Neurology sub-specialty clinics; a Neuromuscular Clinic for children; a Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic; and a Craniofacial Clinic. Other highly-specialized neuroscience programs include spine surgery, interventional neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology, multidisciplinary neuro-oncology and pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. The Neuroscience Center of Excellence consists of a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, otolaryngologists, neuroradiologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, craniofacial and skull base surgeons and ophthalmologists. Beaumont, Royal Oak is recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the 2014-15 list of “America’s Best Hospitals” for neurology and neurosurgery.