The ALS Association has presented the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive ALS Clinic with donation of $25,000 toward clinical support.
The check was presented January 14 to Dr. Stephen Goutman, the Director of Clinical Services, along with a plaque signifying the university’s status as an ALSA-certified center.
“The University of Michigan ALS Clinic is proud to once again be recognized as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association,” said clinic director Stephen Goutman, M.D. “Support from the ALS Association is essential for providing the highest level of care to our patients. We are pleased to continue this partnership as we work together to deliver compassionate care to our patients and seek a cure for ALS.”
The check and plaque were presented by Paula Morning, Executive Director of the ALS Association Michigan Chapter.
“The ALS Association is proud to support the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive ALS Clinic,” she said. “The University of Michigan has a long history of providing the highest level of care to ALS patients and their families, and an unparalleled dedication to ground-breaking research. That’s exactly the level of excellence the ALS Association seeks in its grant making.”
The University of Michigan Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic has been an ALSA certified center for more than two decades. The clinic utilizes a large, multidisciplinary team to manage the symptoms of ALS, maximize patient independence and provide counseling for ALS patients and their families. Michigan’s ALS Clinic team includes nurses, physicians, a dietitian, speech-language pathologists, a respiratory therapist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a social worker, and seating specialists.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The University of Michigan’s ALS Clinic treats about 250 ALS patients over the course of each year.
About the ALS Association
Established in 1985, the ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.