We call them stakeholders because they have a stake in your health and wellbeing.  NSCFF stakeholders are our partners in providing the well-coordinated, comprehensive care that is patient-centric – that is to say, revolves around you, the patient – also taking into consideration those close to you like your family and caregiver.  These groups share our belief that an expert team approach is the best way to address the healthcare needs of people with Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s, among other chronic conditions.  We invite you to take a look; we think you’ll like what you see.

Alliance for Aging

A private non-profit designated in 1989 by the state of Florida as Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.  Any person aged 60 or older is eligible for services which include: recreation, adult day care, personal care, legal help, transportation, and home delivered meals.  They also operate an Aging & Disability Resource Center which is a valuable community resource of information for seniors, their families, and caregivers.  www.allianceforaging.org

Alzheimer’s Association

Since 1980 this national non-profit has been focused on care, support, and research for Alzheimer’s disease and is making much progress lobbying for a national plan to address this devastating disease, often referred to as “the long good-bye”.  The South Florida chapter provides programs and services, coordinates special events and conferences with the aim of eradicating Alzheimer’s but in the meantime, they focus on helping those afflicted and supporting their caregivers and loved ones.  www.alz.org

Baroma Health Partners

is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and provider of primary medical care.  ACOs are formed by groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers coming together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to Medicare and Medicaid patients, among others.  As per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.”  www.baromahc.com

Community Health of South Florida, Inc.

Also known as CHI, this non-profit provides comprehensive primary care and behavioral health care services out of 7 facilities and 27 school based health centers.   Their services encompass family medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, mental health, substance abuse counseling as well as case management, education, transportation and translation assistance.  They are a federally qualified health center with funding to include services for homeless and migrant seasonal farm workers.  www.chisouthfl.org

Coral Gables Hospital

is a 245-bed acute care hospital with a robust neuroscience department located in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida.  They have been awarded the American Heart Association “Get with the Guidelines” Silver and Gold Achievement Awards from 2009 through 2011.  Specialized services include cardiovascular services, emergency care, neuroscience center, oncology, orthopedic, urology, and outpatient services.  www.coralgableshospital.com

Doctors Hospital/ Baptist Health South Florida

is a 281 acute care hospital providing high quality care in Miami since 1949.  In 1993 it developed the first Gamma Knife program and has been a leader in neurological services ever since.  It also has a nationally recognized Sports Medicine program servicing professional and collegiate athletes.  www.baptisthealth.net

Easter Seals of South Florida, Inc.

this non-profit fills a huge need in the community by providing “exceptional services to ensure that all children and adults with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities”.  They provide educational and vocational services for children and adults, as well as adult day care and in home respite services. http://southflorida.easterseals.com

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

nationally recognized group providing physical medicine and rehabilitation programs based out of New Jersey.  In 2010 the Kessler Institute was awarded the Gallup Organization Great Workplace Award, presented only to the 25 best performing workplaces in the world.  As their mission statement says, they “enhance the delivery of care and advance the field of rehabilitation through education, research and advocacy.”  http://www.kessler-rehab.com/

MCCI Medical Group

“We are founded, owned, and operated by physicians, and take great pride in creating an environment for our experienced physicians to practice the best medicine available. We integrate ideas from the medical field in order to formulate precise, effective, patient-specific courses of treatment.”  That says it all.  http://www.mccigroup.com/

Mercy Hospital

Is a 473-bed general medicine and surgical hospital in the Coconut Grove area of Miami.  Together with their inpatient and outpatient services they also offer Patient/ Family Support Services and Community Outreach.  They have been the recipients of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious Magnet Award in 2006 and again in 2011 and awarded Top Performer in 2012 for Quality and Safety by the Joint Commission.  http://mercymiami.com/

Miami Dade College Medical Center

is leading the way in training and educating the next generation of healthcare workers and providers from certificate programs to Bachelor of Applied Science they are keen on education and the emerging changes in healthcare delivery.  They are committed to preparing the workforce of tomorrow.  http://www.mdc.edu

MS Views & News

local non-profit with international reach to 80 countries focused on disseminating the latest information on Multiple Sclerosis, treatments, resources, and clinical trials.  This unique organization was created and is run by MS patients and their families who work diligently to foster awareness about the disease and produce educational programs throughout Florida to educate different communities on what is MS and how to manage it.  http://www.msviews.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

a non-profit established in 1986 based out of Fort Lauderdale, the MSF has been using a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.  They provide services, information, literature and subscriptions free of charge as well as several assistance grant programs for people with MS.  http://www.msfocus.org/

National Parkinson Foundation

this national organization has been making a difference since 1957 and since 1982 it has funded more than $172 Million in care, research and support services to those afflicted by Parkinson’s.  Their mission is to improve the quality of care through research, education and outreach.  http://www.parkinson.org/