DALLAS, March 1, 2016 — Children’s Health℠, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, has been recognized as a Partner in MS Care-Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, making it the only North Texas pediatric health care system with this designation.
The Partners in MS Care-Centers for Comprehensive℠ Care designation recognizes a center’s ability to offer a multi-disciplinary model of care to address the often complex needs of multiple sclerosis patients, including a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services delivered in a coordinated fashion. Children’s Health is also collaborating with the Society’s Network of Pediatric MS Centers on national research efforts.
The Society will present the Center for Comprehensive MS Care certificate to Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., MHS, CRND and Lana Harder, Ph.D, ABPP, co-directors of the Children’s Health Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program, on March 23.
“Children’s Health is honored to be recognized among the few pediatric MS centers in the country that can deliver the comprehensive care these patients so often require,” said Greenberg, an internationally recognized expert neurologist who is also an associate professor and Cain Denius Scholar in Mobility Disorders at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “Each member of our multi-disciplinary team plays a key role in helping us provide quality care, elevating our mission to make life better for MS patients.”
Multiple sclerosis (MS) 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. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
“The Society’s Partners in MS Care program acknowledges committed providers whose practices improve care for people with MS,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, president and CEO of the National MS Society. “High-quality care is vital for everyone living with MS—regardless of geography, disease progression and other disparities—to live their best lives.”
Children’s Health doctors and medical professionals in neurology and rehabilitation work together to comprehensively diagnose and treat children with this condition and deliver comprehensive care. In addition, the team continually evaluates new treatments to prevent neurologic damage and restore function in children with the condition.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and treatment at Children’s Health, please visit www.childrens.com.