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74 | www. Char l es tonPhys i c i ans . com | www.Hea l thL i nksChar l es ton . com The services offered by the Bon Secours Diane Collins Neuroscience Institute extend throughout the entire building. Imaging, including a CT scanner and MRI, are located on the first floor. The HealThy Self gym on the second floor now has a boxing area; this activity has been shown to improve gait stability, reduce the risk for falls and improve overall movement and health in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The second floor also soon will house an infusion center for non-oncological patients, as well as a dedicated setup to simulate activities of daily living that patients may need help mastering following a stroke or while dealing with other neurological disorders. The Bon Secours Diane Collins Neuroscience Institute began as a grass-roots effort by members of the community who witnessed the benefit of comprehensive care themselves or for their loved ones. In fact, the family of the Institute’s namesake provided a generous gift that made it possible for this project to take off. Diane Collins was known for her volunteer work throughout the Upstate and spent many years living with Parkinson’s disease. “This would not be possible without the generosity of donors who so believe in the impact that will be made by bringing this place of healing and hope to fruition,” said Erik Whaley, president of the St. Francis Foundation. “We are humbled by those who stand in the gap for those who suffer from neurological disorders and know the impact made by the care provided for our patients and family members will be tremendous.” Disorders affecting the brain and central nervous system, which include migraines, strokes, dementia and dystonia, are complex. At Bon Secours, a board-certified team of neurology experts combines compassionate care with the most advanced medical treatments to help patients with neurological disorders maintain the highest quality of life. The Institute, as well as the existing medical services Bon Secours offers, have been utilized by patients from a large area. “We draw patients from North Carolina and along the Lowcountry,” said Dr. Woschkolup. “I had a patient who had moved to Pennsylvania who came back to see me just recently.” The new centralized approach makes Bon Secours a convenient medical facility. “In the past, patients needing several of the services we offer might not have been able to access that care because of specialists having been located in different offices,” said Dr. Woschkolup. “The new Institute allows for patients to make appointments easily and quickly and, in some instances, be able to segue from an initial physician to other clinicians and therapists, perhaps in the same day.” My mental wellness and emotional intelligence programs are : • brain health strategies • personal and professional mental wellness strategies • educator, law enforcement, healthcare professionals effective communication strategies • burnout prevention and recovery strategies • workplace communication • conflict resolution EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & COMMUNICATION Speaking & Corporate Consulting “Mental Wellness through Emotional Self-Mastery” Carrie A. Boan, NeuroLife Coach Emotional Intelligence Expert and Keynote Speaker 843.450.4074