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ALS Association Certified CentersSM

The mission of The ALS Association CenterSM Program is to define, establish and support a national standard of care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sponsored by The ALS Association.

The objective of the ALS Center Program is to encourage and provide state-of-the-art care and clinical management of ALS through:

  • The involvement of all necessary healthcare disciplines in the care of the ALS patient and family
  • The offering of care from a team of people specially trained to meet the needs of those living with ALS, regardless of the ability to pay whenever possible; when not possible, providing advice to treating physician
  • Collaborative work among Centers to enhance ALS patient care and techniques

The ALS Association selects, certifies and supports distinguished regional institutions recognized as the best in the field with regard to knowledge of and experience with ALS; and which have neurological diagnostics and imaging, and available on-site licensed and certified ancillary services on clinic days including (but not limited to):

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Nursing
  • Registered dietician services
  • Ph.D. psychology or psychiatry
  • Speech and language pathology
  • MSW social work services

 

Pennsylvania Centers

Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny Health Network's Certified ALS Treatment Center of Excellence
420 E. North Ave
Suite 206
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Medical Director: Sandeep Rana, MD
412-359-8867

The ALS Clinic at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Neurology, H037
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Zachary Simmons, M.D.
800-292-3332
717-531-4191
717-531-0384 (fax)
www.alsphiladelphia.org/pennstatehershey

Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
330 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Leo McCluskey, M.D.
Lauren Elman, M.D.
215-829-3053
215-829-6606 (fax)
www.pennhealth.com/neuro/als/