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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Appoints New Staff to Development&Public Relations Team

Philadelphia, PA. - Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to announce two new appointments to the Development and Public Relations Department. Suzanne E. Smalley was hired as the Special Event Coordinator and Grant Writer. Kerry R. O'Connor was hired as the Director of Public Relations.

Before accepting her duties at Magee, Smalley spent the last five years with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops - through the Philadelphia Orchestra Association - and served most recently as their Development Manager. To further her career in non-profit development and administration, Smalley enrolled in the College of Media Arts at Drexel University. Once her thesis is accepted, she will have a Master's degree in Art Administration. Smalley is also a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Over the last nine years, O'Connor has filled several public relations/communication roles for Philadelphia area non-profits - most recently as the Director of Public Relations for Reading Area Community College. O'Connor also enjoys an ongoing writing career with several local publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Northeast Times, and Center City Weekly Press, where he serves as their sports editor. He is a member of several writing organizations.

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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