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.