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Philadelphia has a proud tradition of turning out quality fighters, earning its nickname, Fight Town USA. And those fighters, who have gone on to pugilistic glory, have always given back to their community, never forgetting the people and places on the other side of the ropes. Yusaf Mack is no exception. On Friday, July 17, between 1:00pm—2:30pm Mack, Pennsylvania’s Light Heavyweight Champ who also wears the NABA Light Heavyweight and NABF Light Heavyweight Championship belts around his waist, will be visiting patients at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital at 16th&Race Streets. "We’re thrilled to have Mack come and visit our patients," said Magee’s Vice President of Development and Public Relations, Ron Siggs. "It’s amazing how many of our patients and staff follow the local boxing circuit." According to Mack’s management, the decision to visit Magee—the oldest physical rehabilitation hospital in the region which specializes in treating spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke and orthopedic issues—was a result of Mack’s personal experience with the hospital. One of his dearest friends was a patient at Magee in the past and Mack was impressed with the care and treatment he received. A founding member of the Jefferson Health System, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is the Philadelphia region’s first rehab hospital. Along with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Magee Rehabilitation is one of 14 federally designated model Regional Spinal Cord Injury Centers. Magee Rehabilitation is also home to the nation’s first brain injury rehab program to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 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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