Children’s Hospital earns Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy certification

A pediatric muscular dystrophy care team poses for a photo with a patient and their family.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced the expansion of their renowned Certified Duchenne Clinic Care Center (CDCC) Program with the certification of the clinic at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

February 21, 2024Penn State Health News

PPMD’s CDCC Program supports standardized, comprehensive care and services for all people living with Duchenne. Certification means centers maintain the highest standards in clinical and sub-specialty services, rapidly apply new evidence-based knowledge, minimize heterogeneity in clinical research outcomes and comply with standards in clinical care.

“The Penn State Health Pediatric Neuromuscular Multidisciplinary Care Team has worked tirelessly to provide a family and patient-centered approach to the care and support of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy,” said Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, pediatric neurologist and clinic director at the Children’s Hospital. “We believe strongly in the mission and goals of PPMD and are extremely proud to achieve this prestigious care distinction. This achievement underscores the organization’s dedication to promoting excellence in Duchenne care.”

Read more about the Children’s Hospital’s certification here.

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