The Queen’s Medical Center’s Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center has been named a Comprehensive Care Center by the Parkinson’s Foundation.
The designation came after a thorough review of a written application, as well as a site visit where reviewers from the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence network met with members of the Queen’s care team. The reviewers rated Queen’s for excellence in the following areas:
- Excellent telehealth services
- Exceptional care coordination service and home care program
- Strong outreach to vulnerable populations and ability to provide care for patients regardless of health care coverage status
- Dedication to growth at the institutional level
- Established infrastructure for community partners
“We are honored and thrilled to be certified as Hawai‘i’s first Comprehensive Care Center,” said Michiko Bruno, MD, Program Director of the Parkinson’s Movement and Disorder Center at The Queen’s Medical Center. “With this designation, we will join the Parkinson’s Foundation’s prestigious Global Care Network. This designation and partnership will further strengthen our goal to ensure everyone with Parkinson’s disease in Hawai‘i has access to equitable and quality care.”
There are an estimated 6,500-8,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in Hawai‘i. In the U.S., the Parkinson’s Foundation estimates the number of people living with the disease will increase from an estimated 1 million to 1.2 million within the next eight years.
The Parkinson’s Foundation seeks to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Since 1957, the Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care.
With the designation, Queen’s also receives a $40,000 grant to provide care and support to help those with Parkinson’s disease. The designation became effective on July 1, 2022 and is good for five years. For more information about the Parkinson’s Movement and Disorder Center at The Queen’s Medical Center, visit www.queens.org/services/neuroscience/parkinsons-movement-disorder-center or call 808-691-8866.