UF Health unveils new neurological facility

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- A new facility in North Central Florida will help treat patients with neurological conditions.

The new facility was created with the help of donors like the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation and Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure.

The Norman Fixel Institute For Neurological Diseases at UF Health unveiled its new clinical care and research building located at 3009 SW Williston Rd in Gainesville.

The 24,700 square-foot facility will be used to care for patients who have neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The facility will include 28 exam rooms, seven therapy rooms, and five laboratory spaces for researchers.

“We have all the specialists in one place,” said Michael Okun, the executive director of the Norman Fixel Institute For Neurological Diseases. “We have indoor and outdoor rehabilitations to help patients reintegrate back into life and we have all the research and clinical trials for patients in one place which is unique."

The new facility opens to patients on July 1.