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MS Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

November 13, 2014

Pictured in Photo (L-R): Darin Zabielski, Director, Practice Administration/ Concord Hospital; Robert P. Steigmeyer, President and Chief Executive Officer/ Concord Hospital, Lori Espino, National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter President; Dr. Ann Cabot, Medical Director, MS Specialty Care Program, Concord Neurology Associates at Concord Hospital.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2014
CONTACT: Steve.Sookikian@nmss.org, 781-693-5133
 
Providing Leadership in MS Care
 
Concord, NH — The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital Medical Group Neurology Associates, a leading provider of care for people living with MS in New Hampshire has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program’s commitment to providing exceptional coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.
 
“We are so proud to partner with The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the 2,700 people who live with MS in New Hampshire,” said Lori Espino, Chapter President of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter.  “In earning this recognition, The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community.”
 
“Our team strongly advocates for the comprehensive management of patients with this complex central nervous system disorder,” said Dr. Ann Cabot, medical director of the MS Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital.  “We have a dedicated and caring staff including medical assistants, patient care coordinators, neurologists, nutritionist, social worker, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who together create a true comprehensive team approach.  Involving patients in their own care, creating a positive relationship for support and resources has been a big goal, and we are so grateful to the National MS Society for helping us continue to pursue this endeavor.”
 
A Center for Comprehensive MS Care recognizes the critical need for access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services to address the varied and often complex issues related to living with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.  The Partners in MS Care program acknowledges and encourages total care of people living with MS.  The central focus is on the ability of patients to access the needed services, which may be offered on-site or through referral, while upholding excellence in coordinated and comprehensive MS care. 
 
For information about this program, please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/getting-the-care-you-need/affiliated-centers-for-comprehensive-care/index.aspx.  For information about the National MS Society, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org or call 1-800-344-4867.
 
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About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves 21,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and by contacting the National MS Society at www.MSnewengland.org, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (344 4867).

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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