Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute
Howard and Hycy Hill Neuroscience Institute
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.
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a nationally recognized Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that places us among an elite group of hospitals capable of treating even the most complex stroke and cerebrovascular conditions.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability, but the advances available at Comprehensive Stroke Centers are changing those statistics: we’re proud to be one of them. Learn more about stroke care and services.
Recognized for its comprehensive approach to aiding athletes and their families, the Concussion Management Clinic at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center provides diagnostic screenings, treatments and educational services to athletes, parents and any individual who may have suffered some form of traumatic brain injury. Learn more about the warning signs of concussion and treatments.
Staffed by nationally recognized physicians, a full-time nurse navigator, a deep brain stimulation (DBS) programmer and fully equipped with state-of-the-art neurotechnology, the Movement Disorders Center is positioned to offer the newest, optimal treatments for our patients. Learn more about treatments for movement disorders.
Provided by multi-disciplinary teams of neurosurgeons, physicians, nurses and therapists, our care helps patients manage and treat neurological and spinal conditions that range from removing part of a vertebral disc to a brain tumor. Learn more about neurosurgical treatments and services.
Our neurologists provide expert care for:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Sleep disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- 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)
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)
- PET Scanning
- Neurological PET
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Evoked Potential (SSEP)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Transcranial Doppler
In 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