(October 7, 2019, Jackson, Mississippi) 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 1 million people living with MS in our country.”
About St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.
St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, Mississippi serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through more than seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Experience Everytime.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year, the Society invested $35 million in MS research with more than 340 active projects around the world. Through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society is focused on helping those affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at nationalMSsociety.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 800-344-4867.