CMSC INforMS: HackensackUMC opens multiple sclerosis center
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Posted by: Elizabeth Porco
Hackensack University Medical Center has opened a new multiple sclerosis center.
“We are very excited to offer a comprehensive center for our patients who suffer from MS, and we are pleased to have Dr. Florian Thomas to offer his expertise serving as the director,” said Dr. Ihor Sawczuk, president of HackensackUMC, which is part of the Hackensack Meridian Health system.
The focus will be on treating people with MS and related disorders such as neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
“Though treatment options have dramatically improved over the past 30 years and changed the outlook of people with auto-immune conditions of the central nervous system that can affect the brain, spinal cord or optic nerves, they still can lead to significant disability,” said Thomas, who is also chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Department of Neurology at HackensackUMC.
“Our goal is to improve the quality of life and neurological function of people who live with such illnesses, to help them lead their lives to the fullest extent possible and to remain engaged in their families, their community and the workplace. We need to provide easy access to state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and have providers communicate rapidly and directly with one another about patient care issues.”
By Anjalee Khemlani
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