A Center of Excellence in Care, Research and Education
The Parkinson Center of Oregon (PCO), part of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), was founded in 1979 and has become the premier center for Parkinson's disease in the Northwest. It has received a national designation as a center of excellence for Parkinson's disease care, education, and research. The PCO is known for its comprehensive care and innovative patient care programs. It is hailed as a premier research center and had been involved in the latest in cutting edge research for over 20 years. It is also committed to statewide education of patients, families, and the spectrum of health care professionals.
The success of the Parkinson Center of Oregon is only multiplied by its commitment to collaboration. The PCO functions as a true "Center" or "Hub" for Parkinson's related activities by its partnerships with community health care providers, other educational groups, and researchers locally and nationally.
The work of the PCO has been possible by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Parkinson Foundation, pharmaceutical industry grants and contracts, grants from private foundations and gifts from generous donors.