Doctor looking at brain scans
501 S. Buena Vista St. , North Tower, 1st Floor, Burbank, CA 91505

Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

2274.0 miles away
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Doctor looking at brain scans

Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Dedicated to the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, the Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center provides principal care to patients in an empathetic and understanding environment.

Collaborative and Holistic Care

With an emphasis on patient dignity and comfort, the center offers optimal treatment programs for your or a loved one’s neurological needs.

Our neurologists work in collaboration with your personal physicians for conditions such as stroke, concussions, chronic headaches and more. As special consultants, these neurologists treat neurological disorders holistically – helping manage the overall health of each patient and their mind, body and spirit.

Our neurologists provide expert care for:

  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Essential Tremor
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease

Robots provide a new level of stroke expertise from the neurosciences team at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

The Neurodiagnostic Department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center's Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute specializes in performing the highly specialized diagnostic tests that assess the anatomy or the functioning of the brain and spinal cord, or the muscles, nerves and blood flow that affect the brain and motor skills of each patient.

Some of the sophisticated testing procedures include:

  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • different types of evoked potentials (EP)
  • ultrasound

Neurological Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic tests and procedures are vital tools which help physicians confirm or rule out the presence of a neurological disorder or other medical condition. The Radiology Department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Imaging departments performs hundreds of exams each year that help physicians diagnose disorders and disease and recommend treatment. Providence works to provide service at the hospital seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

What is a neurological examination?

A neurological examination assesses motor and sensory skills, and might include: the functioning of one or more cranial nerves, hearing and speech, vision, coordination and balance, mental status, and changes in mood or behavior, among others. In addition to high-tech medical tools, more common, everyday, low-tech items may be used as well. A tuning fork, flashlight, reflex hammer, ophthalmoscope, and needles may be used to help diagnose brain tumors, infections such as encephalitis and meningitis, and diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and epilepsy. Some tests require the services of a specialist to perform and analyze results.

Diagnostic Testing Procedures include:

  • Computer Axial Tomography (CT Scan)
  • MRI
  • PET Scanning
  • Neurological PET
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potential (SSEP)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Transcranial Doppler

Hycy & Howard HillIn 2007, Howard Hill suffered an unexpected stroke. Fortunately his family rushed him to PSJMC for immediate treatment. After successful treatment and several weeks of highly-focused physical, speech and occupational therapy, Howard regained his strength and was able to return his favorite game - golf. Later that year, Howard and his wife Hycy made a generous donation to establish the Hycy & Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute.

"A stroke can strike a loved one or a friend at any time - it does not discriminate. It's nice to know that the Neuroscience Institute will bring hope to many more families in the future."

Hycy and Howard Hill