Heuga president joins global MS group
Brian Hutchinson, president of The Heuga Center, has been named president of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.The consortium, known by its acronym CMSC, is an international group comprised of healthcare professionals and clinics that aims to improve quality of life for people with MS.The Heuga Center is an Edwards-based educational/wellness organization that pioneered a new way of managing MS 20 years ago with its CAN DO Programs. The CAN DO Program attempts to teach people and families living with MS to focus on their health and what they can do, instead of what they cannot do. “The Heuga Center is proud to be a member organization of the CMSC and I am pleased and honored to serve both organizations,” Hutchinson said. “Both organizations are committed to a team approach in the management of people and families living with MS. “The CMSC’s focus on research and treatment and The Heuga Center’s approach to overall health management provides a natural continuum for those living with MS,” he said. Hutchinson is a physical therapist who has worked for The Heuga Center for 12 years, serving as president for the past three years. He comes from Fairview, Pa., and earned his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University. He obtained his master’s degree from Florida International University in Miami and moved to Colorado to work with The Heuga Center in 1992. Hutchinson is an active member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, frequently speaks to MS groups about the benefits of exercise for people with MS, and regularly consults with the Spasticity Clinic in Denver.He lives in Eagle, Colorado, with his wife, Jen and two-year-old daughter, Emma.