KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive care by The National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Archived


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KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Lexington, Ky. (November 24, 2014)—KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care, leading provider of care for people living with MS in the Lexington area, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in Multiple Sclerosis Care program. This formal recognition honors KentuckyOne Health’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 KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the people who live with MS in the Lexington area,” said Jinny Cornett, program manager, National MS Society – Kentucky-Southeast Indiana. “In earning this recognition, KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community.”

“We’re honored to receive this distinction and to continue to provide the comprehensive care needed for those suffering from this unpredictable and debilitating disease,” said Cary Twyman, M.D., Director, KentuckyOne Health Multiple Sclerosis Care. “Offering these much needed services is one way that KentuckyOne Health hopes to bring wellness, hope and healing to all, including the underserved.”

A Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis 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 and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The Partners in Multiple Sclerosis 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.nationalamssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/getting-the-care-you-need/affiliated-centers0for-comprehensive-care/insex.aspx.

For more information about the National MS Society, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org or call 1-800-344-4867.

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About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

About the National MS Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMsocierty.org

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 contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling diseases of the central nervous system, interrupts 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 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 diseases. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.

 

 

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Publish Date: 

Monday, November 24, 2014