Pain Program Honored by American Pain Society
MADISON - UW Health Pain Care Services won an honorable mention last week from the American Pain Society's first-ever Clinical Centers of Excellence program. The award designates the UW Health service as a top-quality provider of pain care in a range of settings.
UW Health is one of eight multidisciplinary pain services nationally recognized with honorable mentions. Multidisciplinary centers use a team of professionals with varying backgrounds to help patients reduce their pain, improve function and boost quality of life.
"Pain care has finally become a national priority," notes Nathan Rudin, MD, medical director of the UW Health Pain Treatment and Research Center. "UW Health has been a leader in pain treatment and advocacy for many years. This honor reflects our commitment that every patient deserves the best possible treatment for pain, whether chronic or acute."
The award recognized the entire range of pain services at UW Health, including:
- The Pain Treatment and Research Center (Pain and Headache Clinics)
- Interventional Pain Program
- Acute Pain Service
- Inpatient Pain Consultation Service
- Oncology/Palliative Care
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community of scientists, clinicians and other health professionals. For more than 30 years, APS has worked to increase public, scientific and clinical knowledge about pain and reduce pain-related suffering. APS envisions a world where pain prevention and relief are available to all people.
Date Published: 01/10/2008