National MS Society set to honor Anne M. Dunne COO of AdvantageCare Physicians
Runway for MS Fashion Show Gala on May 2 
 
[NEW HYDE PARK, NY] On Thursday, May 2, at The Inn at New Hyde Park, the National MS Society will honor Anne M. Dunne, at its annual Runway for MS Fashion Show Gala. 
 
Dunne is Chief Operating Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), the largest primary care and specialty care practice in the New York area. ACPNY serves more than half a million patients across all five boroughs and Long Island, and is continuing to expand its footprint in an effort to serve even more communities with their unique care model. At ACPNY, there is a team-based approach where physicians work with nurses, medical assistants, nutritionists, behavioral health specialists, and other health care professionals to care for the ‘whole patient.’ By caring for patients in this way, ACPNY demonstrates its commitment to improving health outcomes from every angle -- physical, mental, and social.
 
The yearly Runway for MS Fashion Show Gala recognizes a member of the community whose involvement with the Society has been influential in the fight against multiple sclerosis and features a fashion show of models who have been affected by the disease.
 
“We are pleased to recognize Anne Dunne for her leadership in both the healthcare industry and community-at-large,” says Robin Einbinder, National MS Society, New York City – Southern New York and Long Island, president. “With the news of MS prevalence in the United States being at nearly 1 million people, we need industrious people such as Anne who can affect positive change for people living with this disease.”
 
Dunne has more than 35 years of expertise in physician practice management, clinical service development and performance improvement. She is certified by the International Organization of MS nurses, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Commission for Case Manager Certification in case management, and by the American Board of Disability Analysts.

She has presented at a wide range of conferences on the operational and financial aspects of Multiple Sclerosis care and strategies to optimize the successful development of Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Centers. From 2011-2013, she chaired and presented a practice management symposium at the national Consortium of MS Care Centers conference. She is a 2012 and 2016 recipient of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Award and was inducted into the Queens Couriers Women in Business Hall of Fame in 2012. In June 2017, she received the Fountainhead Award from The Bridges Academy in recognition of her service and commitment to the school.
 
“I’m honored to receive this recognition. I feel passionately about fighting MS, improving the quality of life for people living with this disease, and helping them find needed resources.  Being there to support patients as well as their partners and families, brings me great joy,” said Anne Dunne, Chief Operating Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians.
 
“Anne is a dedicated, talented leader and a relentless patient advocate. We’re proud of the work Anne and the rest of our team does every day to improve the health of our patients,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, President and Chief Medical Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians.  
 
Amy Freeze, of WABC-TV Eyewitness News, will serve as emcee.
   
WHAT: Runway for MS Fashion Show Gala 
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6-10pm  
WHERE: The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
TICKETS/DONATIONS: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=365809
 
2019 Fashion Sponsor: Lord & Taylor – Bay Shore
 
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $42 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
 
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
 
 
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