Baylor Plano Makes Donation To Cure ALS

When a person is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), they are told, there is no cure. ALS attacks motor neurons and destroys a person’s ability to walk, use hands and arms, eat, speak and eventually breathe. Survival is typically a mere 3-5 years. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and sadly, every 90 minutes, someone loses their battle with the disease.

In order to help find a cure for ALS, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano recently made a $1,000 donation to CURE ALS. On hand for the presentation were Kathy Tavano, treasurer and member of the CURE ALS Board, Paul Tavano, president of CURE ALS and Jerri Garison, president Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. The donation will help fund current and new research to find a CURE for ALS.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano, at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, and the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Elizabeth Jekot, MD Breast Imaging Center. The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System.  Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano ranks fourth in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area ranking for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Baylor Plano is also a 2010 recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and houses an Accredited Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commissions on Cancer. Baylor Plano is the only hospital in Collin County and one of six in Texas to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4-BAYLOR or log onto

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