BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Alabama-Mississippi Chapter is pleased to announce that Birmingham-based Encompass Health Corp. was recognized during its annual Leadership Conference in Atlanta for their outstanding commitment toward creating a world free of MS.
Over the years, Encompass Health has donated more than $1 million to the National MS Society. Their generous gifts have helped to fund cutting-edge research and local programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives.
“We are, as always, grateful to have such an engaged partner in Encompass Health,” said Andrew Bell, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s president of the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. “Their support over the years have helped us move closer to our goal of creating a world free of MS.”
The Society’s annual Leadership Conference recognizes and celebrate volunteers, activists, researchers, healthcare professionals and, most importantly, people living with MS from across the country.
“At Encompass Health, we share a vision with the MS Society of helping people live their best lives despite challenges that result from a disability,” said Mark Tarr, president and CEO of Encompass Health and former member of the board of trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. “We are honored to be a champion of the cause not just by helping patients with MS reach their greatest potentials through our rehabilitation services, but also by financially supporting the research and resources needed to discover solutions for MS patients.”
About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 133 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 82 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and it affects women three times more than men.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or 1-800-344-4867.