For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
WASHINGTON, DC – June 12, 2012 – MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s (MedStar NRH) Arm Amputee Program is hosting a seminar and reception on Saturday, June 16, from 12-3 p.m., at the hospital (102 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010).
The seminar and reception are open to individuals living with arm amputations, their families and rehabilitation professionals. Presentations will showcase some of the latest in prosthetic arm technology, along with groundbreaking engineering research.
Attendees will also be able to:
- Meet fellow amputees
- Learn about the Amputee Coalition PALS Program and the steps to become a peer visitor
- Meet the MedStar NRH Arm Amputee Program team
- Learn about new and exciting upper extremity amputee research
Refreshments and appetizers will be provided during the reception. There is no cost to attend.
For more on the MedStar NRH Arm Amputee Program, click here or 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.