Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Hosts Open House & Reunion In Recognition of National Rehab Week

Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Hosts Open House & Reunion In Recognition of National Rehab Week

Posted on: September 14, 2011

Canton, OH: In recognition of National Rehab Week (September 19-25) Mercy Medical Center’s Regional Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an Open House on Monday, September 19th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside Mercy Hall Auditorium. Join Mercy for refreshments, visit with our staff and listen to motivational speakers. These motivational speakers include Mercy Regional Rehabilitation graduates David Detweiler, of Hartville, and Robert Moorman, a resident of Canton. Detweiler and Moorman will share their success stories of life after stroke and amputation at 4 p.m.

To make reservations, or for more information, please call Mercy Healthcare Connections at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

National Rehab Week is a week-long celebration 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.

Mercy Medical Center’s Regional Rehabilitation Center

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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