Shown at the recognition are (from left) Deborah Kirkland, manager of Healthcare Provider Engagement, National MS Society; Rachel Jacobson, senior physical therapist, St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation; Teresa Ware, PT, clinical coordinator, St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation; and Andrew Bell, president of the National MS Society
St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation, a leading provider of care for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), has been distinguished as a Partner in MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program.
This program recognizes and supports providers that exemplify exceptional commitment to high-quality MS care. St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation clinicians continually demonstrate a wealth of knowledge, experience and the important attention to detail necessary in treating people living with MS. St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation will offer enhanced care to patients living with MS.
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and no two individuals will experience the disease in the same way. Due to the complexity of the disease, patients with MS are often a medically underserved community and finding rehabilitation therapists able to treat this disease can be difficult.
To help combat this, the National MS Society created its Partners in MS Care program to call attention to committed providers, like St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation, that continually offer services in alignment with the society’s initiative of affordable access to high quality MS health care for everyone living with the disease – regardless of geography, disease progression, and other disparities.
“We are proud to partner with St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation to enhance quality and dedicated care for the people who live with MS in Jackson, Mississippi” said Andrew Bell, president of the National MS Society, Alabama/Mississippi Chapter. “In earning this recognition, St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehabilitation has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on the nearly one million people living with MS in our country.”