Good Shepherd and Lehigh Neurology Receive Elite Designation from National MS Society
The Organizations Are Named One of 42 Comprehensive Care Centers in the Nation
Allentown, PA – The National MS Society recently designated Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Lehigh Neurology as a Comprehensive Care Center for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Lehigh Neurology is a practice of Lehigh Valley Physician Group, a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). The two organization’s partnership is the only certified comprehensive care center in the Lehigh Valley and one of only 42 in the nation.
Good Shepherd and Lehigh Neurology have received the designation because the organizations provide a full continuum of care for people with MS. Individuals receive diagnosis and medical management at Lehigh Neurology. Good Shepherd then offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, as well as wellness programs, psycho-social support services, fitness opportunities and assistive technologies to maintain independence.
“We are honored to receive this designation from the National MS Society,” says Sally Gammon, president and CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “Good Shepherd has a strong history of collaborating with Lehigh Neurology and other health-care providers throughout the region to offer comprehensive services that meet the holistic needs of people with functional challenges and long-term disabilities.”
The National MS Society began its clinical affiliation and certification program in October of 2009. The designation focuses on the experience of the patient and acknowledges clinical sites that demonstrate the ability to provide coordinated care to patients, while allowing flexibility in center operations and staffing models.
The collaboration between Good Shepherd and Lehigh Neurology is unique in that it represents an MS Comprehensive Care Center without walls. The organizations coordinate care for individuals with MS, yet do not share a physical location.
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