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As Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - one of the nation's top ranked rehab hospitals - gets ready to Celebrate 50 years of Caring in 2008, it also embarks on a new mission; treating our country's military wounded returning from war.

The 96-bed rehabilitation hospital received authorization to treat wounded Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in April, and the renowned therapists and staff are ready and waiting to utilize their skills, expertise, and passion to help our returning heroes.

Located in Center City Philadelphia, Magee rehab is a founding member of the Jefferson Health System, and is nationally recognized for its outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury.

Magee is continuously rated as one of America's leading rehabilitation hospitals in U.S. News&World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Magee was the first facility in the nation to be CARF-accredited in brain injury rehabilitation.

Magee, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. Only fourteen such centers exist in the country. Magee is also a founding member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network.

Patients achieve independence through a team approach at Magee. Each veteran has access to a physiatrist (a doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine), nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist, psychologist, social worker/case manager and recreational therapist working with him or her. Magee's unique approach to rehabilitation involves veterans and their families in the goal-setting process.

Traditional therapies are enhanced by other Magee services which include day rehab, community re-entry, vocational counseling, peer support groups, nutritional counseling, prevention programs, job placement services, wheelchair sports and recreational activities such as horticultural therapy and art therapy. Community-based outpatient programs are offered as part of Magee's comprehensive lifetime follow-up system.
Inpatient services are delivered at Magee's main facility located at Sixteenth&Race Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Outpatient programs are delivered in a variety of community settings including the home, workplace and the Magee Riverfront outpatient center at 1500 South Columbus Boulevard. Work injury and pain management services are offered at the Work Fitness Center located within Magee Riverfront.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Hank Skoczen at 215-587-3055.

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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