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Falls Prevention Program Receives Microsoft Award

KENNETT SQUARE, PA -- Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) and Respond Well announced Feb. 24 that they have been named joint recipients of Microsoft Corp.'s 2014 Health Users Group Innovation Award for Patient Engagement for their creation of the Genesis Rehab Services Virtual Trainer, a falls prevention and rehab solution powered by the Respond Well platform. The awards, which were announced at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., recognize health organizations and their technology ...

Posted on: April 15, 2014
Saint Francis Healthcare Names President

WILMINGTON, DE -- CHE Trinity Health announced Jan. 16 that Brian Dietz, FACHE, will continue as president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare, Wilmington, DE, following eight months in the interim role. "Brian has established physician partnerships that support quality patient care as a high priority for Saint Francis," said H. Ray Welch Jr., senior vice president, ministry operations, CHE Trinity Health. "We look forward to continued progress in engaging the medical staff and key ...

Posted on: April 14, 2014
Van Dyk Ridgewood Named One Of 'Best Nursing Homes'

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- Van Dyk Health Care Inc. announced March 24 that its Ridgewood facility was named one of the 'best nursing homes 2014' by U.S. News & World Report, marking the third time Van Dyk Ridgewood received this honor. The data behind Best Nursing Homes come from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. The agency also collects information from states and ...

Posted on: April 13, 2014
NASS Supports SGR Repeal

BURR RIDGE, IL -- The North American Spine Society (NASS) announced Feb. 28 its support for the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) and called for swift passage of the legislation. "NASS applauds Congress for setting aside politics and putting our nation's most vulnerable citizens -- seniors and people with disabilities -- first," said John Finkenberg, MD, NASS advocacy committee chair. "While this proposed legislation is not perfect, it significantly ...

Posted on: April 12, 2014
Accelerated Rehab Joins Imagine Health Network

CHICAGO -- Imagine Health announced Feb. 21 that it has named Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers as its freestanding outpatient rehabilitation provider for SmartCare™ in Chicagoland. Effective Feb. 20, 2014, Imagine Health members in Illinois can receive treatment at any Chicagoland Accelerated location. Imagine Health members are incented to use SmartCare providers through their benefits plan. "We are pleased to be among the quality providers selected by Imagine Health for this program," explained ...

Posted on: April 11, 2014
CITGO Marketer Raises Funds for MDA

SHEBOYGAN, WI -- CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corp. announced April 10 that they raised more than $32,000 to support the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter during this year's Q Mart Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign.From Feb. 1 through March 17, customers visited 18 participating Q Mart stations in the Sheboygan area to purchase paper shamrocks, which were posted around the store. Proceeds will support programs for local families living with ...

Posted on: April 10, 2014
Results Published on E-stim for Paralysis

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Four men who have been paralyzed for years were able to move their legs as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology reported April 9 in the medical journal Brain. The study was funded in part by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. All four participants were classified with a chronic motor complete ...

Posted on: April 09, 2014
Roscoe Medical To Distribute Sleeq® Spinal Braces

STRONGSVILLE, OH -- Roscoe Medical, manufacturer and distributor of home medical equipment, announced March 26 a strategic partnership with Quinn Medical, a provider of orthopedic bracing and therapeutic technologies. Roscoe Medical will become a key distributor to HME dealers of the SLEEQ® Spinal Bracing System, a line of spinal orthoses (LSO and TLSO) for the treatment of low back-related issues ranging from pain management to post-operative stabilization. The PDAC-approved, physician-prescribed ...

Posted on: April 08, 2014
Special Tree NeuroCare Center Builds Greenhouse

ROMULUS, MI -- Special Tree NeuroCare Center, which provides neurorehabilitation services to adults and children with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and multiple trauma at 30 locations across Michigan, has announced the opening of a 1,700-square-foot greenhouse for clients to take advantage of the therapeutic qualities of gardening. "Working with plants has been shown to release stress and it really improves your ability to focus on what you're doing," said Greenhouse Coordinator ...

Posted on: April 07, 2014
HSS Rehab Network Marks 20 Years

NEW YORK, NY -- The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Rehabilitation Network announced April 3 that it is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. "We are the first and oldest hospital-based rehabilitation network in the United States," said JeMe Cioppa-Mosca, vice president of rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery. "Many patients travel to HSS for care. The goal of the Rehab Network is to provide people with a resource with which they can easily and confidently find a therapy provider in a ...

Posted on: April 03, 2014
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Expands to Omaha

OMAHA, NE -- Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital has purchased 20.8 acres of land, near 175th Plaza and Burke Streets in Omaha, from the University of Nebraska Physicians Group. The acquisition is the first step in Madonna's long-term project to build a rehabilitation hospital in Omaha. The 110-bed facility, with a full continuum of inpatient rehabilitation care, will cover 250,000 square feet and will include a pediatric rehabilitation unit. The $93 million project will begin construction this year with a ...

Posted on: March 29, 2014
Performance Health Sponsors Run it Forward Tour

AKRON, OH -- Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze®, TheraBand™, Cramer® and Perform® health and wellness products, announced March 26 that it has sponsored the March 2014 Run It Forward tour. A donation of Biofreeze, TheraBand, Cramer and Perform products supported the elite runners' training, performance and recovery needs during the 15-day event. Run It Forward (RIF) educates America's underserved youth on the benefits of staying physically and mentally ...

Posted on: March 28, 2014
Össur Launches Rebound® Brace

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA -- Orthopedics and prosthetics designer Össur announced March 26 that it has launched REBOUND® CARTILAGE, a brace specifically designed to provide unicompartmental load reduction and range of movement restriction after articular cartilage defect procedures such as microfracture, OATS and (M)ACI. Tested in biomechanical studies, the brace's 3-Point Leverage System and patented Cartilage Protection Straps unload the affected knee compartment in flexion. The brace was designed to ...

Posted on: March 27, 2014
Family Care Changes to CareSouth

RICHMOND, VA -- CareSouth Health System Inc., a provider of home health care and in-home care, announced March 24 that it has changed the name of its Family Care operations in Virginia to CareSouth. CareSouth purchased the Family Care agency in Sept. 2011 and maintained the name Family Care, a CareSouth company since that time. The Richmond agency, with offices in Richmond and Colonial Heights, VA, offers home care services including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language ...

Posted on: March 26, 2014
OPTP Releases Consumer Product Catalog

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- OPTP unveiled March 20 the Active Health Care Consumer Catalog Vol. 12, offering health and fitness products to patients. OPTP's Consumer Catalog features back supports, balance boards, support belts, stretching tools, foam rollers, resistance bands, self-massage tools and more items to stock at your clinic for easy product referrals. Volume 12 introduces the Thoracic Lumbar Back Support™, which supports the low- and mid-back for healthy sitting posture; The STAR ROLLER™ and ...

Posted on: March 24, 2014
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