CHI St. Vincent Moves Neuroscience Institute to North Campus

CHI St. Vincent Moves Neuroscience Institute to North Campus

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock announced on Wednesday that is renovating its CHI St. Vincent North campus in Sherwood for $10 million over the next 18 months to move its Arkansas Neuroscience Institute there.

The renovations include finishing out the third floor, renovating the operation space to accomodate ANI's specialized equipment and adding a helipad.  

The health care system said it will also build a $4 million state-of-the-art ANI education and research center adjacent to the renovated space. That center will have a 250-seat auditorium, lab facilities, a conference room and a space to accommodate future growth. 

CHI St. Vincent is seeking support in the form of philanthropic gifts for the new building. 

According to a news release, the move will also allow the program to expand its staff and services, to include epilepsy surgery and surgery for movement disorders.

"Creating a destination Neuroscience Institute at our north campus in central Arkansas allows us to better serve a full spectrum of neurological disorders and treat the growing number of patients ANI serves from all 75 counties in Arkansas, 37 states and other countries around the world," CEO Chad Aduddell said in the news release.

ANI has five neurosurgeons, each having a different subspecialty, and Dr. Ali Krisht, is its director. They perform more than 1,000 surgeries per year.