Mercy Joins Nation in Celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Mercy Joins Nation in Celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Posted on: September 20, 2010

 

Mercy Medical Center is proud to join the nation in celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 19-25). This is a week-long celebration is designed to educate people about the benefits of rehabilitation and the capabilities of people with disabilities. Rehab specialists work very hard to help those who have illnesses or injuries live up to their fullest potential through rehabilitation.
 
Inpatient rehabilitation helps patients who have a physical or cognitive deficit from disease or injury. Mercy Medical Center’s Regional Rehabilitation Center is designed to compassionately restore independence and renew life. Accredited by CARF – the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation, Mercy’s Rehab Center offers neuropsychological services, nursing services, nutritional services, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pets on call, physical therapy, social service, speech and language pathology and therapeutic recreation. The Center specializes in rehabilitation from:
 
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic and cardiac conditions/surgeries
  • Neuromuscular and neurological diseases
  • Amputation
  • Pain and general debilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Medically complex and multiple trauma situations
 
Rehabilitation is defined as the restoration of an ill or injured person to self-sufficiency. The philosophy of the Rehabilitation Team at Mercy Medical Center is that each participant has the right to attain the highest level of independence, focusing not on the disabilities, but on ABILITIES. For more information on Mercy’s Regional Rehabilitation Center, please call 330-580-4717 or 330-580-4716. To learn more about rehabilitation and its importance to patients with disabilities, log onto Mercy Medical Center’s Health Resource Center (www.cantonmercy.org) and click on the Online Health Library.
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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