HARTFORD – The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a Saint Francis Care provider, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors the Mandell MS Center’s commitment to exceptional patient care; its provision of coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and its continuing partnership with the MS Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.
“The Mandell MS Center has a deep and longstanding commitment to serving the multiple sclerosis community,” said Dr. Robert J. Krug, medical director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “That commitment is demonstrated by the investments we
have made in our staff who are nationally recognized in the field. It is further underscored through a range of world-class programs and services to help improve outcomes for patients and their families.”
“We are so proud to partner with the Mandell MS Center in ensuring coordinated, comprehensive care for the thousands of people living with MS in Connecticut,” said Lisa Gerrol, president of the Connecticut Chapter of the National MS Society. “In earning this recognition, the Mandell MS Center has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, care that has a real-life impact on people affected by MS in our community.”
The Society’s designation as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care recognizes the need for patients to have 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 chronic disease of the central nervous system.
The Partners in MS Care program acknowledges and encourages total coordinated care for people living with MS and involves healthcare professionals in the areas of neurology, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as sites that provide multidisciplinary, comprehensive MS care.