For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
Media Relations Manager
Washington, D.C. – May 10, 2011 - National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is holding a seminar and meet and greet for arm amputees, families and rehabilitation professionals, Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 p.m. The seminar will feature presentations on the newest and latest in arm prostheses technology, new therapy techniques and groundbreaking engineering research.
The meet and greet is a chance for fellow arm amputees to meet and share stories. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The event is free, but visitors must RSVP. To do so, contact Kristin Anderson at 202.877.1663 or email ArmAmpResearch@gmail.com.
NRH is located at 102 Irving St., NW, Washington, D.C. For directions or more information, log on to nrhrehab.org.
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds 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. Annually, NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 NRH Regional Rehab outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. We treat patients from the age of 6 and up and our pediatric unit — the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation at NRH — is a joint service of NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.
NRH 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 for medical rehabilitation in America. NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). NRH has CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. 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., parent company to Franklin Square Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, Montgomery General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and the Visiting Nurses Association. For more on NRH, log on to nrhrehab.org.