WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a nonprofit community hospital, held their annual Rehabilitation Reunion on September 19th as part of National Rehabilitation Week. The event celebrated the survival, recovery and ongoing functional improvements of patients who have experienced an injury or illness and received rehabilitation services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. In addition, guest speakers educated the community about the benefits and impact rehabilitation has on patients by helping them return to daily activities and full productive lives.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital is widely recognized and respected for its comprehensive Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine facilities and services. The Hospital offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services that treat a full range of conditions including neurological disorders such as stroke or brain injury, accident- and work-related injuries, and musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. During hospitalization, patients learn how to function as independently as possible through Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy as well as Therapeutic Recreation.
“We appreciate and recognize the effort, dedication and motivation of our patients and the commitment of our outstanding staff to guide each patient toward achieving their rehabilitation goal,” stated Belinda Needham-Shropshire, Director of Rehabilitation Services. “Today’s event is a time to celebrate patients’ survival, recovery and ongoing functional improvements.”
“When patients have a disability or experienced a traumatic event, not everyone understands the long term psychological effects,” explained Dr. Heidi Cruz, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Unit. “The Rehabilitation Reunion gives patients and their families the opportunity to share their stories and connect with others who have gone through similar experiences.”