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Here's the latest from the Delaware Valley's number-one-ranked rehabilitation facility. To see older items, check the archive.

MossRehab Named Top Workplace for Fifth Year

MARCH 25, 2015
MossRehab, part of the Einstein Healthcare Network and a U.S. News & World Report top-ten "Best Hospital for Rehabilitation," was just recognized by the Philadelphia InquirerDaily News and Philly.com as one of the Greater Philadelphia Area's "Top Workplaces" for the fifth year in a row.

Read more: MossRehab Named Top Workplace for Fifth Year

   

MossRehab Responsiveness Program Featured in Magazine

MARCH 24, 2015
MossRehab's Responsiveness Program, one of the few programs in the U.S. focused on disorders of consciousness, was featured in a recent article in World magazine.

The Responsiveness Program at the Drucker Brain Injury Center evaluates patients who are in a coma, are coma-emergent or who have a questionable ability to participate in their rehabilitative therapies.

Read more: MossRehab Responsiveness Program Featured in Magazine

   

MossRehab Sponsors Wheelchair Racing Team for 2015 Broad Street Run

MARCH 13, 2015
MossRehab's creed, Challenge Accepted, doesn't just apply to patients going through recovery while under our care. It's also about people with disabilities getting back to the lives they had, or trying things they've never done before.

To that end, MossRehab has created and supported a variety of recreational activities over the years for people with disabilities such as overnight camps for adults, surfing events, art therapy and adapted golf clinics. This year, MossRehab is adding wheelchair racing by becoming the official rehab sponsor of the Global Abilities wheelchair racing team for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 3.

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Join the MossRehab/Global Abilities Wheelchair Racing Team

MARCH 9, 2015
Race in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run wheelchair division. No experience necessary. No racing chair necessary.

As part of the Einstein/MossRehab sponsorship of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, we are proud to brand the wheelchair division of the race with our name. And, we're proud to be the official rehab sponsor of the Global Abilities wheelchair racing team.

Global Abilities has two spots left on the team for this year's race. They have offered them to us to fill with two MossRehab patients or former patients.

Read more: Join the MossRehab/Global Abilities Wheelchair Racing Team

   

First Swing/Learn to Golf Program Set for April 16

MARCH 9, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the National Amputee Golf Association will hold its annual First Swing/Learn to Golf Clinic & Golf Workshop for individuals with physical disabilities and their families.

Sponsored by MossRehab, the event will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Burholme Golf Center, 401 West Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., 19111; 215-742-2380. Cost is $5, which includes lunch and equipment. Lou Namm, a life member of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association, provides instruction.

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Camp Independence Looking for Staff

 

MARCH 2, 2015
Camp Independence, our week-long, overnight, camping program for individuals 18 years of age and older with disabilities, has openings for staff this summer.

The camp will run from Sunday, August 16, 2015 to Saturday, August 22, 2015 with staff orientation occurring Saturday, August 15, 2015.

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Former MossRehab Patient Uses Twitter to Help With Memory Deficit

MARCH 2, 2015
Former MossRehab brain injury patient Thomas Anthony Dixon was on FOX 29 recently talking about how he uses a locked Twitter account to help with his episodic memory deficit.

Dixon was working as a research coordinator at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and studying to become a psychiatrist when he sustained a severe brain injury while being hit by a car while running in 2010. While the injury didn't affect his cognitive ability, it did impact both his ability to retain information over periods of time and to remember context from experiences. Social media has become a major part of his coping mechanism.

Read more: Former MossRehab Patient Uses Twitter to Help With Memory Deficit

   

OT Melissa Meyers Discusses Stroke Support for Younger Population

FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Medical Anchor Kearni Warren from Health & Wellness, a Web series on healthy living in the Greater Philadelphia area, recently sat down with Occupational Therapist Melissa (Muller) Meyers, OTD, OTR/L, at MossRehab in Jenkintown to discuss MossRehab's approach to empowering people who have had strokes.

In the interview, which was produced by the Arcadia University School of Global Business, Meyers discusses her creation of the Young Empowerment Stroke Support Group in response to the growing number of younger people experiencing strokes.

Read more: OT Melissa Meyers Discusses Stroke Support for Younger Population

   

OT Kristin Beltz Discusses New Approaches to Working with Stroke Patients

 

FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Medical Anchor Kearni Warren from Health & Wellness, a Web series on healthy living in the Greater Philadelphia area, recently sat down with Occupational Therapist Kristin Beltz, OTR/L, at MossRehab in Jenkintown to discuss new approaches to working with stroke patients.

In the interview, which was produced by th Arcadia University School of Global Business, Beltz explains the challenges that the stroke patient faces, and how MossRehab is using innovative new concepts in occupational therapy to help the patient regain as much independence as possible. 

Read more: OT Kristin Beltz Discusses New Approaches to Working with Stroke Patients

   

Moss Research Director Speaking at Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

FEBRUARY 19, 2015
John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, will be speaking at the 5th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Washington in April.

Dr. Whyte will be talking about the need for effective treatments for brain injury care and rehabilitation that are supported by the kind of rigorous evidence provided by randomized controlled trials. Such trials are complex and costly and, if undertaken with insufficient preliminary research and planning, may not yield clear conclusions.

Read more: Moss Research Director Speaking at Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

   

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Media Contacts

Members of the media can reach us using the contacts below:

Damien Woods
Manager of Communications
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215-970-8536 (after 5 p.m.)
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Kerry O'Connor
Senior Manager of Communications
215-456-6734 
OConnKer@einstein.edu

Judy Horwitz
Senior Communications Specialist
215-456-6767
HorwitzJ@einstein.edu