Posted In Awards and Recognition on March 03, 2023
The ALS Association has recertified the ALS Clinic at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional an ALS Recognized Treatment Center (RTC). TidalHealth was the first hospital in Maryland to earn the initial designation in 2018.
In again honoring the ALS Clinic team, the national association thanked the team for providing outstanding care and services to people on the Delmarva Peninsula who are facing this most horrific disease. “It is through a complex continuum of care and collaborations between providers, institutions like TidalHealth and the ALS Association that people, families and caregivers are better prepared to address the challenges associated with living with ALS,” said Kimberly Maginnis, ALS Association Senior Vice President of Care Services.
To earn the status of an ALS Recognized Treatment Center, the clinic at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional was required to achieve and maintain a set of standard and components. They include a multidisciplinary team of nursing and allied health professionals assigned to ALS patients, a neurologist with the specific knowledge base to evaluate and treat people living with the disease and an ongoing process of improvement initiatives.
“Id like to congratulate the entire team for their outstanding efforts in not only achieving this recognition but maintain it,” added James Morgan, MD, neurologist and Medical Director for the TidalHealth ALS Clinic. “Without the dedication and careful attention applied by each member, this level of distinction would not have been possible, and the care we provide our patients would not as exemplary as it remains.”
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional has operated its ALS Clinic since 2009 and treats approximately 100 people annually.