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Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital Earns Five-Star Rating

HERSHEY, PA -- Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital announced July 15 that its Transitional Care Unit was recently awarded the highest rating possible from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. Out of more than 600 hospitals and facilities surveyed in Pennsylvania, the transitional care unit was one of only 150 to earn the five-star distinction. Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital is a 98-bed facility. Of these beds, 22 are part of its ...

Posted on: August 02, 2015
PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services Announces Acquisition

BLAIRSVILLE, PA -- PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc. announced July 15 an expansion into the Mid-Atlantic region through the acquisition of privately held, Virginia-based Advanced Center for Physical Therapy (ACPT), with locations in Charlottesville and Ruckersville/Barboursville. "We are thrilled to welcome the ACPT team to PHOENIX," commented David Watson, president and CEO of PHOENIX. "We see tremendous opportunities on the horizon for our company. The first acquisition in the ...

Posted on: August 01, 2015
Valley Health System Teams with Brandywine Senior Living

MAHWAH, NJ -- Valley Health System and Brandywine Senior Living at Mahwah announced July 22 that they are collaborating to bring medical care, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness services to residents of the new assisted living community located at 814 Wyckoff Ave. Through this collaboration, Valley Health System -- which comprises The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care, and Valley Medical Group -- will offer Brandywine residents the following on-site services: -- Rehabilitation therapy provided by Valley ...

Posted on: July 31, 2015
Ella Health Names Director of Marketing and Patient Acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ella Health, a women's wellness provider, announced July 9 that it has appointed Ellen Scanlon as director of marketing and patient acquisition. "Ellen understands the challenges women face in getting the care they deserve and recognizes the importance of improving how women experience health care services," said Ella Health CEO Melissa Dyrdahl. Scanlon joined Ella Health last year as a marketing manager in San Francisco. In this new role, she will be increasing awareness about the ...

Posted on: July 30, 2015
ADA Marks 25 Years

HOUSTON -- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 has fulfilled much of its promise since it went into effect 25 years ago, according to a survey of disability leaders released July 23 in Washington, D.C. But the findings also reveal ongoing and emerging challenges and areas of opportunity. Lex Frieden, a professor of biomedical informatics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in conjunction with the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium, authored the ...

Posted on: July 29, 2015
Wounded Veteran Delivers University of St. Augustine Keynote

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- Retired Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy, a wounded Army serviceman, delivered the keynote address at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 2015 Alumni Event July 18. Murphy is author of Blasted by Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior, a memoir that includes his two tours in Iraq. Shortly before completing his second tour, in 2005, Murphy was wounded by an IED, which resulted in the loss of his right leg above the knee, and severed his left leg. Since then, he has ...

Posted on: July 28, 2015
Gorbel Medical's Gaitway Center Grand Opening

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Gorbel Medical, a division of Gorbel Inc., on July 23 announced the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its newly constructed Gaitway Center that took place at their corporate headquarters, 590 Fishers Run, Victor, N.Y.The Gaitway Center is a conference and education space in Gorbel's Technology Center building that has a simulated physical therapy facility complete with a SafeGait™ 360° Dynamic Body-Weight Support System and other rehabilitation equipment. Activities in ...

Posted on: July 27, 2015
NASS Contributes to 'Surgeon Scorecard'

BURR RIDGE, IL --The North American Spine Society (NASS) announced July 14 that it collaborated with ProPublica on its newly released "Surgeon Scorecard" database that offers complication rates for more than 17,000 surgeons throughout the United States. NASS leadership worked with ProPublica reporters to identify appropriate elective spine procedures, define "complications," and offer ongoing risk-adjustment guidance and research for the "Surgeon Scorecard" project. "When ProPublica approached NASS for ...

Posted on: July 27, 2015
Clinicient Names CFO and VP of Marketing

PORTLAND, OR -- Clinicient Inc., a provider of outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, announced July 21 the appointment of Steven Sipowicz as chief financial officer and Jim Neumann as vice president of marketing. Sipowicz has more than 25 years of experience managing the financial operations of both public and private high-technology companies. Neumann has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial marketing expertise, along with a track record for delivering marketing results based on revenue, lead ...

Posted on: July 26, 2015
Craig Hospital Ranks Among Top 10 Rehab Hospitals

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- Craig Hospital announced July 21 that it has been ranked a top ten rehabilitation hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for the 26th consecutive year. Craig has ranked in the top ten every year since the rankings began in 1990. A survey of rehabilitation physicians from across the country results in the annual rankings, in which Craig was chosen No. 7 in the U.S. for rehabilitation. "We're proud to be recognized by physicians as one of the best rehabilitation ...

Posted on: July 25, 2015
Single-Surgeon Study Reveals Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy

ORLANDO -- Benjamin Domb, MD, founder of the American Hip Institute®, released study results of a series of patients undergoing hip arthroscopy at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 10-12 in Orlando, FL. The study of 1,155 performed arthroscopies took place from February 2008 to June 2012, and included a two-year minimum follow-up. Data was collected on patients undergoing primary or revision hip arthroscopy. Results demonstrate statistically ...

Posted on: July 24, 2015
MedRisk Names ISAB Panel Member

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk announced July 23 that Matthew Walsworth, MD, PT, has joined its International Scientific Advisory Board. ISAB is an elite panel of specialists in physical medicine, diagnostic imaging, and electrodiagnostics who oversee all clinical aspects of MedRisk's programs, including its proprietary evidence-based guideline development and maintenance. "Dr. Walsworth is the first ISAB member to have such deep expertise in both physical therapy and diagnostic services," said ISAB Chair ...

Posted on: July 23, 2015
CHOP Opens Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

PHILADELPHIA -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will open the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Monday, July 27. Located on Civic Center Boulevard, across from the main hospital, the Buerger Center is a major part of the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Campus. "Many families, doctors and nurses participated in the planning of this building, and the generosity of thousands of donors, most notably the transformational $50 million gift from the Buerger family, has made this center ...

Posted on: July 22, 2015
Confluent Health Names CFO

LOUSVILLE, KY -- Confluent Health announced July 16 the appointment of Steven A. Van Camp as chief financial officer. Van Camp will manage all financial aspects of Confluent Health and its companies, including accounting, financing, payer contracting, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. Van Camp received his bachelor of science from Manchester College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He has nearly 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as CFO of ...

Posted on: July 20, 2015
California Hospital Sues HHS for Delayed Payments

POMONA, CA -- Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare announced July 7 that it filed suit on May 27, 2015 to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to resolve Medicare appeals within 90 days of submission, as required by federal law. The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, requests the court to order HHS to address Casa Colina's pending appeals, which have been delayed for as long as two years. "The lengthy delay in ...

Posted on: July 19, 2015
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