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ALS Certified, Recognized and Affiliated Centers

The ALS Association highly recommends that individuals with ALS attend an ALS Specialty Center. The ALS Association recognizes these regional institutions for their in-depth diagnostic services and the health care professionals assigned to their teams. Visits are typically scheduled quarterly at which time the person with ALS is seen by specialty physicians and nurses, therapists, dieticians and social workers. These healthcare professionals can provide updated medical assessment and intervention, suggestions for maintaining health, adapting to changes in speech, muscle strength and daily living skill, information about local community resources and considerations for future planning. ALS Specialty Centers focus on areas including:

  • Physical therapy

  • Occupational therapy

  • Respiratory therapy

  • Nursing

  • Registered dietician services

  • Psychiatry or psychology

  • Speech and language pathology

  • MSW social work services

Michigan - ALS Certified, Recognized and Affiliated Centers

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Health System
An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence
1914/0316 Taubman Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734-936-9020

Medical Directors:
Eva Feldman, MD., PhD, Stephen Goutman, MD

Detroit

Harry J. Hoenselaar Clinic
An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Blvd, K11-Neurology
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 313-916-2835

Medical Director: Daniel S. Newman, M.D.

Grand Rapids

Hauenstein Neuroscience ALS Center
An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence
220 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-685-5114

Medical Director: Melanie G. Taylor, M.D.

Grand Rapids

Spectrum Health
An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence
2750 E. Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: 616-267-7104

Medical Director: Paul T. Twydell, M.D.

Kalamazoo

Bronson Neuroscience Center
An ALS Association Affiliated Center
601 John St. 
Suite M-124
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269-341-7500

Medical Director: Dennis A. Jewett, M.D.