Honored as a Recognized Treatment Clinic by the ALS Association
The designation follows a rigorous clinical and administrative review by the association and a vote of its board. Earning the recognition means the clinic meets a national standard of quality and implements best-practice care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Also on Tuesday, UofL announced the establishment of a research fund to further the activities of the clinic as it pursues its goal of becoming a Certified Center for Excellence. Dr. James Ramsey, president of UofL, kicked off the new UofL ALS research fund with a personal donation of $10,000, which he announced at the news conference Tuesday. Ramsey’s mother-in-law died of ALS.
The ALS Association’s Kentucky Chapter also presented the UofL Physicians ALS Clinic with a $10,000 check.