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The Egil and Pauline Braathen Center




Address

2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331

Phone Number

Appointments: 877.463.2010

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Egil and Pauline Braathen Center News

Cleveland Clinic Nears Opening of Cancer, Neurology Center

Sun Sentinel – January 8, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida is finishing construction of a $90 million cancer and neurological center at its Weston campus to accommodate a growing patient load. The clinic expects to open the 143,000-square foot Egil and Pauline Braathen Center in February.

Inside Look: Cleveland Clinic Expansion Makes Headway

South Florida Business Journal – December 3, 2014

Workers install steel supports around the opening between the first and second floors of the Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Egil and Pauline Braathen Center. The building will house the expanded Pauline Braathen Neurological Center and the Maroone Cancer Center.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Cancer Center Receives Donation

WSVN Channel 7 – November 21, 2014

One South Florida hospital has a model of care that caught Ryan Hunter-Reay’s eye. “All of our doctors work together with one goal in mind and that's the patient. So we're able to bring in creative treatments. We're able to integrate our treatments in a way that we can focus on those kind of outcomes.”

The Pauline Braathen Neurological Center will provide comprehensive care in treating stroke, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, headaches, movement disorders, epilepsy and dementias.

The Center will be divided into a number of disease-specific clinical centers in which neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists and other specialists work across teams to address the complex problems that neurology patients encounter and to develop research strategies to advance patient care.

Services Include:

Patient Centered Care

Patient-center care is integrated into every aspect of an individualized treatment plan including recommendations for medications, physical exercise, diet, cognitive rehabilitation, participation in clinical trials and family support.

Patient Resource and Education Center

The patient resource and education center will provide patients and their families an area to find comprehensive educational and supportive resources. Patients with have access to written and electronic resource materials and include areas to meet with fellow survivors and medical specialists. The center will also serve as a vital resource for community efforts in prevention, early detection, education, outreach and support.

Neuro-interventional Suite

The Braathen Center includes a neuro-interventional suite which will offer the latest advances in treatment of aneurysms and stroke repair.

Through combined efforts of cerebrovascular surgeons, interventional neuroradiologists and stroke neurologists, in addition to radiation oncologists and physicians specializing in neuro-critical care, we individually tailor treatment for the immediate needs of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients.

From proactive detection of the reasons stroke occurs, to treating the myriad of complications it causes, a team effort is making the difference for acute stroke patients in Florida.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Resources

The Braathen Center will include a designated gymnasium offering physical, occupational and speech therapy treatments aiding in rehabilitating those afflicted with neurological diseases.

Our new physical therapy suite is staffed with highly skilled physical therapists specializing in the rehabilitation of patients with various nervous system illness or injury.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy

Bertec Balance Advantage Dynamic CDP Unit: This treatment combines immersive virtual reality with highly sensitive dynamic force plate capabilities. Replicating a visual environment in an immersive setting enhances assessment and training, providing a valuable rehabilitation resource leading to improved outcomes.

Solo – Step: This treatment is revolutionizing rehabilitation with a simple, effective therapy device that benefits the patient, therapist and facility. It promotes advanced therapy and patient confidence, frees therapists to concentrate on patients. Solo – Step's Ceiling Mounted System is customized for each facility's space. The track, trolley, lanyard and harness combine to make a safe, durable and comfortable therapy tool.

Occupational Therapy

Our services offer a simulation bathroom, bedroom and kitchen area for ADL (Activities of Daily Living) training and also gross and fine motor skills training.

Speech Therapy

Speech rehabilitation therapy is a service provided by a speech-language pathologist. The speech-language pathologist can provide a high degree of effective evaluation and treatment to improve the overall quality of your speech, language and/or swallowing opportunities.

Our speech-language pathologists will evaluate the specific needs of the patient and select a technique or a combination of techniques to serve the individual’s needs.

Techniques can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Articulation improvement
  • Aphasia/Language therapy
  • Cognitive retraining for memory and attention as well as organizing and planning
  • Computer aided speech or alternative non-vocal communication
  • Swallowing therapy/modified barium swallowing exam
  • Stuttering/fluency
  • Voice improvement
  • Patient and family education
3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The new building technology includes a 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a functional MRI for location of brain function/surgery and high resolution computerized tomography (CT) scanner.

Neurophysiology Laboratory

Our improved neurophysiology laboratory creates a regional diagnostic/reference center including muscle nerve pathology. It will offer diagnostic testing such as electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and an array of evoked potential tests to diagnose neuromuscular disorders.

Other Neurological Services 

Other services offered include:

  • Botox for headaches and MS related spasticity
  • Comprehensive sleep evaluations
  • Infusion therapy
  • Comprehensive back pain evaluations
  • Spinal injections
  • Diagnostic of selective nerve root blocks
  • Facet joint injections and discography
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet and sacroiliac radiofrequency ablations

The Maroone Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida provides world-class care to patients with cancer and is at the forefront of new and emerging cancer research.

Services include:

Patient Centered Care

Patient-center care is integrated into every aspect of an individualized treatment plan including recommendations for medications, physical exercise, diet, cognitive rehabilitation, participation in clinical trials and family support.

Patient Resource and Education Center

The patient resource and education center will provide patients with access to written and electronic resource materials and include areas to meet with fellow survivors and medical specialists. The center will also serve as a vital resource for community efforts in prevention, early detection, education, outreach and support.

Leading Edge Chemotherapy Infusion Suite

This leading-edge chemotherapy infusion suite is designed to include the family in a healing environment. The new suite increases the number of patients we can treat from 12 to 37. Infusion treatments will be delivered by chemotherapy-certified registered nurses who will educate and support patients and their care partner and will be present throughout the entire procedure.

Diagnostic and Radiation Treatment

We will now offer advanced and stereotactic radiotherapy. Our radiation advances will include Image Guided Radiotherapy, dedicated CT simulator, 4 Dimension treatment planning and High Dose Rate Radiotherapy.

Support Care Services 

Support care services will be offered to make our patients’ lives and the lives of those who care for them less stressful, focusing on relieving pain and meeting emotional, spiritual and practical needs.

Varian Edge System

Cleveland Clinic Florida is the first hospital setting in Florida to utilize the Varian Edge System™. This leading-edge equipment is radiation treatment using new technology with sub millimeter accuracy and real time tumor tracking. The Edge is the only system that can track the patient’s target in real-time and precisely calculates patient movement and monitors respiratory motion thereby reducing risks of unwanted dose to adjacent organs and tissues.

Genetic Counseling

Family history is your road map to wellness. Genetic counseling emphasizes treatment centered around your unique genetic profile and other cancer risk assessments. Progress in genomics will focus on unleashing the potential to target the right tumors with the right therapies.

New Holistic Approach to Treatment

Complementary medicine addresses the “whole person” through a holistic approach to treatment, including massotherapy, reiki, nutrition education, art therapy and many other services.

Healing Through Art: Art therapy is a psycho-social practice based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression can help individuals of all ages improve and enhance their physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Art therapy can help support healing by decreasing pain and anxiety, promoting relaxation, improving quality of life, assisting in rehabilitation and more.

We welcome patients, family members, and caregivers who are affected by cancer to express themselves through a variety of media including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. All sessions are led by an Art Therapist who helps individuals learn to use art as an alternative mode of communication, personal exploration, and self-expression. We offer participants individual, open studio, or group art therapy sessions. 

Kline Family Studio: The studio offers complimentary wigs to Cleveland Clinic Florida patients being treated for cancer. As hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, The Kline Family Studio is a much needed and welcomed addition to our patient services.

Other items available for purchase include motivational books, candles, scarfs and wellness items.

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