For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
WASHINGTON, DC – May 10, 2012 – MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) was recently honored by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) with the Outstanding Business Partnership program award at the 2012 Awards of Excellence ceremony in Baltimore.
The ceremony, which took place in late April, is an annual event recognizing outstanding programs, student organizations, change agents, business partnerships, distinguished service and national award winners.
MedStar NRH was honored for its secondary school mentorship program offered in conjunction with Montgomery County Public Schools. Students learn about careers in physical therapy and are given an opportunity to see what being a physical therapist is all about.
John Brickley, vice president, ambulatory operations, spoke on the network’s behalf at the event and was very honored, humbled and grateful for the award. “We want to thank the Maryland State Board of Education for this recognition and Montgomery County Public Schools for the opportunity to partner with them and make a positive impact on the lives of high school students across the county,” he said. “Through the advanced rehabilitation science curriculum, we have found yet another way to positive impact lives.”
To learn more about MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, go to medstarnrh.org.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. MedStar 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, MedStar NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 MedStar National Rehabilitation Network outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., 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 — is a joint service of MedStar NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.
MedStar NRH has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals for medical rehabilitation in America. MedStar NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We have CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. MedStar NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health., parent company to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Visiting Nurse Association. For more on MedStar NRH, log on to medstarnrh.org.