Geisinger HealthSouth To Host Brain Injury Presentation
As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month by hosting a presentation on Wednesday, March 16, at 5 p.m. at the hospital located at 2 Rehab Lane in Danville. Rosemary Rawlins, author of “Learning by Accident,” a caregiver’s true story of fear, family and hope will present “Trauma, Loss and Post-traumatic Growth,” offering honest insight to the challenges traumatic brain injury patients and their families face.
Geisinger HealthSouth, certified by The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care in brain injury rehabilitation, will provide opportunities for members of the community to see how patients with head trauma, stroke, infection or other related conditions that injure the brain can restore hope and independence through physical, occupational and speech therapy.
“This event will bring light to the many challenges families must overcome when a loved has a TBI,” said Lorie Dillon, CEO of Geisinger HealthSouth. “Brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and our hospital has the professional experts, state-of-the art technologies and compassion to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals.”
The event will take place in Geisinger HealthSouth’s inpatient dining room and light refreshments will be offered. For more information and to RSVP by March 11, contact Kathy Snyder at 570 271-6110 or KathyL.Snyder@healthsouth.com.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, an estimated 1.7 million children and adults in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. For more information on brain injury rehabilitation or prevention, visit www.healthsouth.com or the Brain Injury Association of America online at www.biausa.org.
Source: Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital