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Pennsylvania State Senator, Christine Tartaglione, will receive the Tuttleman Award for Excellence in Healthcare at a luncheon at noon at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, June 4.

Senator Tartaglione - who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a boating accident in 2003 - has been a strong advocate for those with disabilities. She has also been a tireless champion for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, where she received treatment, and the quality of care patients receive there. Not only does she speak about her experience at Magee, Senator Tartaglione has also been instrumental in helping the hospital secure funding.

The luncheon and award presentation are part of the Tuttleman Family Foundation sponsored Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar. Founded in 1993, the Tuttleman Family Foundation sponsors, among other things, conferences and seminars in the areas of Health, Children, Education and Urban and Community Development.

This is the third time that the Tuttleman Family Foundation has sponsored the Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar, (DR. Fried is the Chief Medical Officer at Magee) which provides those who work on the clinical side of spinal cord injury, as well as those living with spinal cord injuries, the opportunity to learn about new technology, techniques, and clinical trials. This year's seminar will feature a presentation by world renowned scientist, Wise Young, MD, PhD.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 16th and Race Street.


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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