The NeuroMedical Center Named National MS Society’s 2017 ‘Company on the Move’
The NeuroMedical Center, home of the South’s largest team of experts for the brain, spine, and nervous system is pleased to announce it has been named the National MS Society’s 2017 ‘Company on the Move’ for its outstanding commitment to people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Louisiana community. Board certified neurologist and MS specialist, Dr. April A. Erwin will accept the honor on behalf of The NeuroMedical Center at the Society’s annual ‘On the Move Luncheon’ on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.
The NeuroMedical Center has been a committed partner of the National MS Society for the past five years since fellowship trained MS Specialist Dr. April Erwin joined the practice in 2012. In 2016, Dr. Erwin was named a ‘Partner in MS Care’ by the Society for her demonstrated knowledge and experience in treating MS. Dr. Erwin is now the only physician in the Baton Rouge area, and one of only five neurologists in the entire state of Louisiana to earn this special designation by the largest multiple sclerosis organization in the world. Over 1,200 MS patients currently receive treatment at The NeuroMedical Center. Dr. Erwin has also earned recognition for her work in the field of MS research, serving as the primary or sub-primary investigator for 10 MS clinical trials. She is also the author of multiple publications in MS-related medical and scientific journals.
The NeuroMedical Center as an organization has been involved consistently in fundraising through the MS Luncheon and the annual MS walk. They also have hosted programs at their facility for World MS Day which is observed around the globe every May.
“We receive this honor as a mandate to continue providing excellent care to patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis, to advocate for their access to needed resources, and to marshal support from the community at large to improve quality of life, efficacy of treatments, and eradication of this disease process” said Dr. Erwin.
The ‘On the Move Luncheon’ in Baton Rouge will also recognize a 2017 ‘Person on the Move,’ and will feature nationally-known keynote speakers Dan and Jennifer Digmann, a married couple who both live with MS and use their platform to share personal stories of day-to-day life that inspire and educate people. The program will begin at 11am on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center located at 3838 West Lakeshore Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ticket information can be found at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/LAM.
About the National MS Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore function that has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year, through the Society’s comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services it devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.