A gift of $5.25 million from the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation will upgrade spaces within UC Health for patients needing the most specialized neurological care.
Renovation of UC Medical Center’s neuroscience floor will include new waiting areas and public spaces for patient families and visitors, as well as upgraded nurse stations and conference spaces for care team consultations. The gift will also support the upgrade of the UC Health Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)—a 20-bed unit that provides advanced, around-the-clock care for critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.
Planning for these renovations is already underway. Once construction begins, it will take two years to complete.
The Gardner Family Foundation has been a leading supporter in advancing neurological care for the region, previously giving more than $25 million to the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute to grow research in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, and to support a state-of-the-art outpatient facility. Since opening in 2019, the signature building on the Clifton Campus has received numerous national and international awards for healthcare design, and more than 120,000 patients have been treated, spanning across 15 specialty areas of neurological and neurosurgical care.