Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Omaze are Celebrating National Epilepsy Awareness Month in November
One of the most common childhood brain disorders in the United States, Epilepsy affects more than 470,000 children across the nation.
Part of the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, the epilepsy program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is designated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. This designation - by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) means that patients in need of the highest level of specialized care can count on Orlando Health for the most advanced technology and solutions available to care for all conditions on the epilepsy spectrum.
Part of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer’s plan for establishing a comprehensive Neuroscience Center of Excellence includes state-of-the-art technology and innovation across a range of specialties and neurological conditions, including epilepsy. Under the leadership of Dr. Luis E. Bello-Espinosa, head of pediatric epilepsy, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has modernized their approach to epilepsy care by enhancing patient screening processes and the pathway to surgery. Dedicated to offering greater hope and opportunities for life-changing outcomes, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer provides patients with comprehensive, compassionate care.
Philanthropy has helped shape the standard of care at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for more than 30 years and will continue to be at the foundation of ensuring patients and families have access to integrated health services and leading-edge technology. Working together, individuals, corporations and organizations can become champions of pediatric healthcare.
One company, Omaze, has been reinventing what philanthropy can look like for nearly a decade, bringing together charitable causes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Omaze announced they will be offering the chance for one lucky winner to own a sprawling 5,000 square foot dream home, or win $1M cash. The best part? Donations will support Orlando Health Arnold Palmer and will be used to support the build out and enhancements of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer cares for more than 2,000 children who are monitored for epilepsy each year. Equipped with the most advanced technology available, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit will provide families and doctors with comprehensive evaluation that results in precise diagnostics, which are especially critical for patients with hard-to-manage, complex seizure disorders.
The unit’s six monitoring rooms will include state-of-the-art electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment and other diagnostic technology that will help identify medical vs. surgical cases much faster, and provide patients with the highest quality care they need and deserve. This advancement in technology will transform the entire continuum of care from diagnosis, to treatment and ongoing follow-up, giving children like Owen and their families hope.
For more information on this Omaze campaign and how you can get your chance to win a great prize while also helping children win the battle of their lives, visit home.omaze.com.
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