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On October 16th, representatives from Blue Redefined, Inc. visited Magee and donated over $2,200 worth of video games and systems to our patients.

Some of the games will be used by Recreational Therapists in their therapy sessions, while other donated games and video game systems will be added to our Concierge’s Library– a service which brings a variety of video games and dvds to patients to enjoy in their rooms.

“This is a very generous gift,” said Recreational Therapist, Anna Martin. “Using video games in therapy helps our patients with concentration, balance, and fine motor skills, all while doing something fun, something that can help them forget about being in a hospital for a while.”

“We’re thrilled to make this donation to Magee,” said Blue Redefined, Chief Executive Officer Sean Vitka. “It’s a great organization that will get the most out of it. All of those who made this donation posssible, including Sony, The Entertainment Consumers Association, XS Games, Cat and James Cathey, and William Vitka are hoping this donation will just be the first of many in the years to come.”

Blue Redefined is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to expanding social and entertainment opportunities for people with disabilities and in long term care facilities. “The Game Plan” is one of their initiatives to partner with game developers and users to maximize entertainment opportunities in hospitals and at home. Their principal project, BlueVerse.net, is a free social network, that will begin connecting people with disabilities and long-tem care hospitals in November, 2009.

You can learn more about Blue Redefined at their website, BlueRedefined.org.

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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