National MS Society Honors Ochsner at New Orleans On the Move Luncheon
Neurologist Bridget Bagert, MD to be named 2017 Person On the Move
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting the New Orleans On the Move Luncheon on Friday, May 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Arts Hotel. In addition to raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS), this event recognizes and celebrates local citizens and companies who are changing the world for people affected by MS. Leading the efforts in New Orleans are luncheon co-chairs Ashley Kostmayer, Mary Schwing and Margaret Villere.
On the Move Luncheon is a nationwide program created to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end multiple sclerosis forever. Held in cities across the country, the Luncheon maximizes the collective impact to change the world for people with MS one gift, one voice at a time.
Because of her long-standing dedication to the medical research of MS and her outstanding service to patients living with MS, the 2017 Person On the Move will be presented to Bridget Bagert, MD, MPH. Not only is Dr. Bagert a neurologist, the director and the founder of the Ochsner Multiple Sclerosis Center, but she is also the principal investigator of five MS clinical research trials at Ochsner.
Due to their commitment to patient education and empowerment, the 2017 Company On the Move will be presented to Ochsner Health System. The Ochsner Multiple Sclerosis Center currently serves 1,200 individuals living with MS and their families. The Ochsner MS Center provides comprehensive and complex MS care through home visits, pediatric MS clinics, weekly multi-disciplinary physical medicine and rehabilitation, weekly MS Yoga and Meditation classes, and much more.
In addition, the New Orleans On the Move Luncheon will feature nationally-known keynote speakers Dan and Jennifer Digmann, a married couple who both live with MS and use their platform to share personal stories of day-to-day life that inspire and educate people. Travers Mackel, award-winning investigative reporter for WDSU News, will emcee the event.
For more information on multiple sclerosis services at Ochsner, visit the Ochsner Multiple Sclerosis Center.
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.