Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND) is officially recognized and certified as the only Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care in Dayton, Ohio.

The National MS Society and their Comprehensive Care Review Committee approved DCND at their latest meeting in early August.

This formal recognition honors Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders’ (DCND’s) commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

Dr. Kenneth Mankowski and Sallie Stephens with the MS Society

The Society’s Partners in MS Care program recognizes committed providers, like DCND whose practices support the Society’s initiative of affordable access to high quality MS healthcare for everyone living with MS – regardless of geography, disease progression and other disparities.

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders treat over 2,600 patients a year with MS.

“This certification proves DCND is the place to go for MS care in the Miami Valley. We have worked hard to create an environment of support for MS patients that goes beyond periodic doctor visits,” said DCND MS Center Director, Dr. Kenneth Mankowski.

“We are so proud to partner with Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the 20,000 people who live with MS in Ohio, said Eddie Rauen president of the Society’s Ohio and Michigan Chapters. “In earning this recognition, DCND has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community,” Eddie Rauen continued.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

About Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders is one of the largest, private neurology practices in the region. DCND covers the neurology needs for at least 9 area hospitals and employs 15 physicians and 8 advanced practice providers. DCND has locations in Centerville, Beavercreek, Eaton and Springfield.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.

For more information, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/partnersinMScare .