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Sanford, MeritCare noted for MS care

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Sanford Neurosciences and MeritCare Neuroscience both recently received national recognition for multiple sclerosis care. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society designated Sanford Neurosciences and MeritCare Neuroscience as Affiliated Centers for Comprehensive Care. The affiliation is an innovative quality designation that helps those with multiple sclerosis find medical facilities with expertise in providing specialized MS care.

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Sanford Neurosciences and MeritCare Neuroscience are two of five centers honored with this distinction in the North Central States Chapter, and MeritCare Neuroscience is the first MS center to be affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in North Dakota.

To be considered for this recognition, both centers completed a profile with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that captured information about their models of care and the experiences of patients accessing those services. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society selects MS centers that meet or exceed pre-determined qualifications to become affiliates. Among these qualifications, providing comprehensive, coordinated and individualized MS care is a significant strength assessed by the Society. Programs accepted as affiliates are selected for a three-year period and are subject to re-evaluation before being selected for additional affiliation terms.

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