Thursday, May 28, 2015

Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):



"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade. Today Mrs. Braathen is a resident on the private apartment ship “The World,” traveling all over the globe but always returning to Cleveland Clinic Florida for her medical care.

“Through this donation, I want to celebrate my husband’s genius and success, in the certain belief that it will improve many lives for years to come,” Mrs. Braathen said."

It all started with a love story and Mrs. Braathen had written a book about it:

http://memoirsofamarriage.com/Memoirs_of_A_Marriage/Memoirs_of_a_Marriage.html

Related:

Cleveland Clinic Braathen Center Opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7wWuo1g0Ww

$30 Million Gift Will Transform Neurology
http://floridacampaign.clevelandclinic.org/news/30-million-gift-will-transform-neurology/

Braathen Center Opens in Florida
http://giving.clevelandclinic.org/articles/braathen-center-opens-florida

Disclaimer: I am an Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida and a Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

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