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PinnacleHealth and Select Medical Announce Joint Venture

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- PinnacleHealth and Select Medical have announced that they will create a joint venture to co-own the 55-bed Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital in Harrisburg and another 23 outpatient clinics throughout central Pennsylvania that provide physical therapy and other related services. PinnacleHealth plans to contribute eight of its outpatient clinics to the joint venture while Select Medical plans to contribute 15 of its outpatient clinics. Financial terms were not disclosed. As ...

Posted on: July 24, 2014
American Indian College Fund Announces $100k in Scholarships

WASHINGTON-- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund. The Diverse Scholars Initiative aims to increase diversity in the health care workforce by supporting promising future health professionals. The ...

Posted on: July 24, 2014
Cape Regional Medical Center Names New Manager of OT

Cape May Courthouse, NJ - A.J. Weiss, Licensed Occupational Therapist, has been appointed Manager of Occupational Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and the Fitness Center at Cape Regional Medical Center. Mr. Weiss earned his Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. He joined the Cape Regional Medical Center team in October, 2011. His clinical experience includes both outpatient and inpatient settings and he has a reputation for having an outstanding relationship with referring ...

Posted on: July 23, 2014
Maury Regional PT Getting People Back on Their Feet

Columbia, TN-Maury Regional Medical Center's physical therapists help get Maury County back on the move. MRMC was voted as having the best physical therapists in the Best of Maury County annual reader survey sponsored by The Daily Herald. MRMC offers aquatic physical therapy, fall assessment and prevention, functional capacity evaluations, hand therapy, industrial consultations, lymphedema management, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric therapy, spinal cord rehab, sports injury recovery, stroke rehab, ...

Posted on: July 22, 2014
Outdoor OT at Timbernook at Growing Places

BARRINGTON - Angela Hanscom had no intention of working after her second daughter, Charlotte, was born. After working as a pediatric occupational therapist for six years, Hanscom was ready to stay home and raise Charlotte along with her oldest daughter, Joelle. That didn't stop the world of occupational therapy from chasing her. Occasionally working with patients from home, Hanscom noticed many of the children had problems fidgeting or exhibited poor balance. Her friends told her their children had poor ...

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Adventist Health Nationally Ranked, Recognized

Glendale Adventist Medical Center with parent company, Adventist Health, has been named one of the most wired health systems in a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks and announced this week. Most Wired organizations use information technology to better connect care providers and patients. They must meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical ...

Posted on: July 19, 2014
Australian Hockey Players' Work-Life Balance in OT

Jane Claxton and Ashleigh Nelson have a lot in common. Both are members of the Australian Women's Hockey team, the Hockeyroos, both have a silver medal from the 2014 Hockey World Cup and now have their sights set on gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in GlasgowBetween them they have played some 200 games for Australia, with Ms. Claxton expecting to play her 50th game in Glasgow since her debut in 2013 and Ms. Nelson already pushing beyond the 150 game mark since she first represented Australia in 2007. ...

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Milligan College Using Horse-Based Occupational Therapy Program

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -It's long been known that pets can sometimes be the best medicine for whatever ails you. Therapy dogs are well noted for their effect with patients but horses are a little bit different. They too are excellent therapy animals for both physical problems as well as emotional ones. Two Milligan College graduate students are currently creating a therapy program with horses to help children with their problems and situations. "I think horses are very social. They're a very social animal. ...

Posted on: July 18, 2014
NEI Study Shows Behavioral, Occupational Therapy Can Reduce Depression

A new study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has found that behavior activation and low-vision occupational therapy can reduce the risk of depression by 50% in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The results were published in the journal Ophthalmology. The Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial (VITAL) enrolled 188 patients with bilateral AMD, a best-corrected vision of <20/70, mild depressive symptoms, and risk for developing clinical depression based on a nine-item ...

Posted on: July 17, 2014
New York Presbyterian a U.S. News Best Hospital Again

NEW YORK- For the 14th consecutive year, New York-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's prestigious "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, published online today. The hospital ranks No. 6 on the Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties. Only 17 hospitals out of 5,000 nationwide were included. In addition, New York-Presbyterian Hospital again earned the top spot among all hospitals in New York State and the New York metro region. New York-Presbyterian ...

Posted on: July 17, 2014
Craig Hospital Ranked Top Ten in Rehab Again

ENGLEWOOD, CO. - U.S. News and World Report announced today Craig Hospital has been ranked a top ten rehabilitation hospital in the United States for the 25th consecutive year. Craig has ranked in the top ten every year since the rankings began in 1990. Rehabilitation physicians from all over the United States participated in a survey which resulted in the rankings. Craig Hospital was ranked 7th in the U.S. for rehabilitation, 3rd overall in Colorado, and 3rd overall in Denver. "This is truly a remarkable ...

Posted on: July 16, 2014
HSS Ranked No. 1 for Orthopedics

NEW YORK- Once again, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report in its 2014 "Best Hospitals" survey. The hospital is also nationally ranked No. 3 in rheumatology, in association with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized field for the fifth consecutive year," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. "The entire HSS ...

Posted on: July 16, 2014
New Doctoral OT Program Coming to Huntington University

FORT WAYNE, Ind- Coming this fall Huntington University will have a new doctoral program in occupational therapy. The school has 32 students from across the country that will start the program near the end of August. This is Huntington's first doctorate program and its first degree separate from nursing, pharmacy and medicine. The three year program will hold classes at the newly renovated site on the Parkview Randallia campus. The University has been renovating a few floors of the former Fort Wayne ...

Posted on: July 15, 2014
U Sciences Launches Online DrOT Program

Philadelphia-In an effort to cater to working occupational therapists, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia recently launched its online, post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy (DrOT) program to deliver flexible learning opportunities to individuals interested in continuing their education. "Online doctoral education is a reflection of evolving contemporary paradigms in the workplace and in education," said Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, director of the doctor of occupational therapy ...

Posted on: July 15, 2014
Idaho Gym Opens for People with Disabilities

Pocatello -A home health assistant physical therapist, who noticed her clients had nowhere to exercise once they completed doctor-ordered therapy, has opened a gym specifically designed for those with physical and mental challenges. "It's to bridge the gap and to keep them moving forward," said Mary Van Orden who opened "Beyond Barriers Fitness" in May. While working in home health, she noticed that once patients reached their goal, they stopped exercising. "They would get discharged from physical therapy ...

Posted on: July 14, 2014
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