Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), expands its Certified Duchenne Care Center Program (CDCCP) with the certification of the clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron Children’s) in Akron, Ohio.

The certification of Akron Children’s is a welcome addition to the CDCC network in bringing optimal Duchenne care to the northeast Ohio region, where the hospital serves patients from northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia, according to Rachel Schrader, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC, PPMD’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Care, in a media release.

“The team at Akron has been supportive of the standardized Duchenne care and development of the CDCC network since its inception. This team has worked incredibly hard to create a program that meets the needs of their patients and families, and our requirements for certification. It is exciting to see the fruits of their labor. We’re so pleased to add Akron Children’s Hospital to our growing network.  We look forward to a productive and long-lasting partnership with them.”

— Rachel Schrader, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC

Akron Children’s Neuromuscular program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program designed to meet the unique needs of patients living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

Led by Drs. Kathryn Mosher and Ian Rossman, Akron Children’s started with a core set of team members including physiatry, neurology, and clinical therapies, then worked diligently to expand their program to include other disciplines within their clinic, requiring significant collaboration among multiple departments within the hospital, the release explains.

“We are thrilled to partner with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in our ongoing commitment to provide high-quality care to our patients living with Duchenne. It is an honor to be selected, and we seek to continue to meet the high bar PPMD has set for its CDCC Program. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

— Kathryn Mosher

[Source(s): Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, PR Newswire]

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