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Children’s Mercy Certified a Duchenne MD Care Center

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization in the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), has confirmed Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., as a Certified Duchenne Care Center.

“I am very proud of our multidisciplinary team,” said Dr. Ann Modrcin, director of the hospital’s Division of Rehabilitation, in a press release. “The certification followed an intensive site review, and reflects our group’s and our hospital’s commitment. Our team provides comprehensive, evidence-based care, along with longitudinal management of boys with Duchenne, and other children with nerve or muscle disorders.”

Children’s Mercy Hospital’s clinic is the 11th in the U.S. to be certified by the PPMD.

DMD is the most common fatal genetic disorder affecting children – nearly one in every 5,000 boys.

Read the full story via Muscular Dystrophy News Today.

Read more about Children's Mercy's Division of Rehabilitation Medicine.