Washington, DC– September 9, 2010 – Jim Morhard has been released from National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) to continue his recovery at home following the devastating August 9th plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska. Morhard was released from NRH September 8th, after numerous treatments.
Morhard left the hospital in good condition and was enthusiastic with the level of care he received at NRH. "I cannot begin to tell you about the excellence that was exhibited at NRH. The staff could not have been more professional, helpful, and accommodating. The treatment was truly world class," said Morhard. Dr. Robert Bunning, M.D., NRH Associate Medical Director and attending physician stated that he was "pleased the NRH staff was able to meet the complex medical and rehabilitation needs of this patient…his prognosis is excellent."
During his stay, Morhard benefited from excellent clinicians who utilized state-of-the-art technology like high-tech rolling devices and splints. Nursing therapy, medical consultations, occupational and physical therapies were all part of Morhard’s rehabilitation process at NRH. According to Dr. Bunning, “[Morhard] had a series of complex orthopedic injuries, but so far he has had an excellent result.”
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility located in Northwest Washington, D.C. NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients annually, has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals in medical rehabilitation in America. NRH has the only CARF accredited specialty program for both Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke in the region. In addition, NRH’s Spinal Cord Injury Program has been designated one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a part of the Department of Education. NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health.