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Pennsylvania, PA - March 20, 2008 -- Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a leading rehabilitation center in center city Philadelphia, announced the appointment of state Senator Christine M. Tartaglione, Patrick M. O'Hara, Denise Rae Scott-Jones and Susan L. Springsteen to the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

Pennsylvania State Senator Tartaglione, a lifetime Philadelphia resident, is a Maxima Cum Laude graduate of Peirce Junior College. She began her career as an assistant to Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski and later worked for State Treasurer Catherine Baker Knoll as Senior Executive Assistant. In 1992 she was appointed as the Business Representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1776 and surrendered that position when she was elected to the State Senate in 1994.

During her two terms as Senator, Tartaglione she has served as Democratic Chair of the Aging and Youth Committee and is currently Democratic Chair of the Labor and Industry Committee. She serves on the Senate Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Law and Justice, Democratic Policy, and State Government Committees. During this time she was especially instrumental in establishing the Office for People with Disabilities in the Governor's Administration.

Patrick M. O'Hara is an alumnus of St. Joseph's University and the American Institute of Banking. Currently O'Hara is the President, Administrator and Founder of Benefit Processing Inc. - a third party administration and administrative consulting company. He has served as an Administrator for several Health&Welfare, Pension, Annuity, Vacation, and Legal Service Funds in the Delaware Valley area.

O'Hara has served as President of, and is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Administrators Council and Eastern Pennsylvania Administrators Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Coalition.

Denise Rae Scott- Jones a graduate of Colgate University and attained her Juris Doctorate at the Temple University School of Law. She was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority where she was promoted from Vice President and General Counsel. Her previous positions include Executive Director for the West Philadelphia Partnership and Program Director and Attorney for the Office of Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at Temple University. She was also a Deputy City Solicitor for the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia, and Assistant Director for the Higher Education Opportunity Program at the Junior College of Albany New York.

Scott-Jones is a member of the Black alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), People's Emergency Center Foundation, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Child Welfare Advisory Board , Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization and a a former member of the White Williams Scholars and the Friere Charter School.

Susan Springsteen of Downingtowan, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Wheaton College is the First Vice President of Morgan Stanley. She began her career at Butcher&Co., in Philadelphia and in 1989 proceeded into joining W. H. Newbolds. In 1992 she joined Legg Mason where she and a colleague formed Springsteen Hotaling group - which was awarded "The Best Wealth Management Group on the Main Line" by the Main Line Today Magazine in 2003. Springsteen is a daily stock market commentator for KYW News Radio and was a former host for the regional financial program "Money Matters."

For the past four years, Susan has been a member of the President's Council for Magee Rehabilitation. She is also Magee's representative for the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Committee and a Board member of the Chester County Futures.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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