Bosisio Parini Center (LECCO)
The headquarters of “Eugenio Medea” - Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care - are located in Bosisio Parini. The center includes hospital and extra-hospital activities.
The Center is located in an area of 236.000 sq.m. where a series of buildings host different and complementary functions: the hospital facility with its environments, the diagnostic clinics, the research and clinical laboratories, the support services, the rehabilitation center with its clinics, the Day Centre with school and laboratories for professional training, the classrooms for the ongoing education of the professionals and university degree courses.
- Building I - Day Centre - Professional training Centre
- Building II: Day Centre
- Building III: Outpatient rehabilitation - Day Centre
- Building IV: Clinical Units - Diagnostic and research services – Outpatient rehabilitation – Residential service
- Building V: Day Centre
- Building VI: Learning Centre and Conference Centre
- Building vII: Clinical units - Diagnostic and research services
The professionals work sinergically to better meet the needs of people with disabilities.
The Scientific Institute Medea - Bosisio Parini Center is accredited with the National Health Service.
The research activity focuses on the following areas:
- Clinical Neurosciences of pediatric age: Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurorehabilitation Area
- Developmental psychopathology, environmental psychology and learning processes Area
- Neurobiology, Computational Biology and Pharmacology Area
- Applied Technologies in Neurorehabilitation (Neuroimaging, Robotics and Bioengineering) and Health Management Area
The Bosisio Parini centre collaborates also with different Universities and participates in some pathology networks. In particular: Epinetwork, Rete Udito (Hearing Network), Rete Oncologica Lombarda (Lombardy Oncological Network), Rete Malattie Rare (Rare Diseases Network), Centro regionale di riferimento per l’ADHD (ADHD Regional Centre), Centro regionale psicosi infantili (Regional Centre for Childhood Psychoses), Rete lombarda di strutture sanitarie e socio-sanitarie per la promozione della salute-rete HPH dell'OMS (Lombardy Network of healthcare and socio-sanitary facilities-HPH network promoted by WHO), Rete degli Ospedali di Andrea (Andrea's Hospital Network), a project that brings together the facilities aiming to better welcome children in hospitals. In addition, the Centre has got effective collaborations with some patient associations as Associazione Italiana Osteogenesi Imperfetta (Italian Association for Osteogenesis Imperfecta) and Fondo Distrofia Muscolare Duchenne (Fund for Duchenne Muscolar Dystrophy).
Head: Sandra Strazzer
Secretariat: Raffaella Cambiaso, Cristina Gerosa, Lidia Riva
The Neurophysiatric Area deals with clinical diagnosis, functional diagnosis, rehabilitation pathways and rehabilitation of adaptive functions in children and young people with neuromotor, cognitive and sensory disabilities of both congenital and acquired origin.
The clinical evaluation is based on the expertise of doctors specialized in all the areas related to the overall clinical context of the children. Rehabilitation programs take advantage of rehabilitation professionals that provide specialized or integrated processes according to the specific needs of the patient. The rehabilitation programs benefit from traditional or innovative methods, sometimes related to specific scientific research paths.
The evaluation and rehabilitation program can take place in inpatient admission, Day Hospital (DH) or in an outpatient intensive program called "Macroattività Ambulatoriale Complessa" (MAC).
The Neurophysiatric Area obtained the ISO 9001certification from the certifying agency DNV-GL.
The Area is composed of the following Specialized Rehabilitation Units:
- SPECIALIZED REHABILITATION OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC PATHOLOGIES
- Unit for Rare Diseases of Central Nervous System
- 0-3 Center for the At-risk infant
- Low Vision Center
- SPECIALIZED REHABILITATION OF ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
- FUNCTIONAL AND POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION
- Unit for Neuromotor rehabilitation
- NEURO-ONCOLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
- NEUROMUSCOLAR DISEASES REHABILITATION
- NEUROPHYSIOPATHOLOGY AND EPILEPTOLOGY SERVICE
- OUTPATIENT INTENSIVE PROGRAM (Macro Attività Complessa Ambulatoriale Dipartimentale - M.A.A.C)
- REHABILITATION SERVICE
- COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
- SPECIAL EDUCATION
Developmental Psychopathology Area
Head: Massimo Molteni
Secretariat: Sonia Maffi
Nursing Cooordinator: Morena Achilli
Cognitive and learning psychology
Head: Marialuisa Lorusso
Head: Donatella Fara
Development of telemedicine services
Head: Paola Colombo
Through a wide range of clinical services the Area of Developmental Psychopathology deals with diagnostic needs, clinical treatment, setting and supervision of rehabilitaton programs. The services are aimed at children with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychic diseases, especially from early childhood to pre-adolescence.
Its services are organized into:
- outpatient activity, performed mainly through the Neuropsychiatric and adolescence center, which owns a range of organizational units and specialized follow up ambulatories;
- outpatient intensive rehabilitation programs (Macro Attività Ambulatoriale Complessa - MAC), involved in clinical evaluation, technological innovation and setting of the rehabilitation pathway immediately after the diagnosis.
The Psychopathology Area is structured into two specific residential facilities: a hospital facility, fully devoted to the assessment and the rehabilitation especially in the very early stages of development, and an outpatient activity, for neurodevelopment disorders when they are complicated by intellectual development and adaptation disabilities, or under conditions of particular fragility.
Common features of the different services of this Area are both an ongoing focus on innovation - in the treatment process, the intervention models and the longitudinal study of developmental trajectories and outcomes - and the collaboration in research activities - in particular through observational studies, including multicenter studies, and participation in clinical trials, including experimental ones.
- Regional Center for Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry - ADHD Regional Center
- Specialized Rehabilitation Unit - Neurodevelopment disorders
- Autism Regional Center - NIDA Center (National Network for the early detection and research on autism spectrum disorder)
- Psychopharmacology and developmental psychotherapy
- Residential therapeutic and rehabilitation Center for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders and severe disabilities