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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota to host Parkinson’s disease brain donation education presentation

SARASOTA, Fla. – May 14, 2019 – In an effort to improve the future for Parkinson’s disease patients, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota has teamed up with the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s and the University of Florida to educate the community on the University of Florida's Brain Donation Program on May 17 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. The event will be held in Encompass Health Sarasota’s cafe, located at 6400 Edgelake Drive.

The Brain Donation Program is a way for researchers to examine the brain after death to find links to the diagnoses. Donors can be healthy individuals aged 18 years or older with a normal memory or 18 years or older and have been diagnosed with a neurogenerative disease or memory disorder.

Information will be presented by Ericka Roush, BS, the clinical research coordinator for the department of neuroscience at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.

Guests will also learn about current clinical trials being conducted for Parkinson's disease. An RSVP is required to attend and may be directed to Carisa Campanella at or 941-926-6413 X103.

About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout central and southwest Florida, the hospital is located at 6400 Edgelake Drive in Sarasota and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 130 hospitals, 221 home health locations, and 59 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.


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