We were honored to present the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Award to our Building Committee members for their leadership and dedication in support of our Patient Addition Building Project. The Committee of volunteer Board Members, chaired by Gregg Thornton, includes Hagan Codell, Ken Hiler, Mike Kanarek, Paul Honeycutt, Jimmy Nash and Rodney Parsons. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their vision. Their efforts leave a lasting legacy to countless patients and their families.
Cardinal Hill's Associate Medical Director, Dr. Russell Travis, has been selected, once again, to receive the 2012 Lyal Leibrock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Congratulations Dr. Travis!
Cardinal Hill is featured as the Keeneland Partner. Vickie Mitchell wrote an amazing article about Cardinal Hill. Thank you again to Keeneland and Bloodhorse Magazines for this amazing opportunity! Article
Cardinal Hill's Pam Heissenbuttel, Home Care Program Manager, is now an Advanced Certified Home Care Executive. These credentials are awarded by the National Association for Home Care Hospice (NAHC). Congratulations Pam for continuing to keep our Home Care Program among the BEST!
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital has opened three new pools for our patients in the new wing of our hospital located at 2050 Versailles Road. The three pools are designed to meet the needs of our patients: • The Therapeutic Pool is at kept at 95 degrees• A larger pool averages between 86-88 degrees• The third pool is a resistance swim pool The pools can be accessed by a variety of different ways: • lift chair• stairs• zero entry ramp • ladders There is a lifeguard on duty The pools are located on the ground floor of the new wing. They are located in the same area as the Cardinal Hill Pain Institute and our Outpatient Clinic. A calendar of classes will be coming out soon!
Lexington, KY—On Tuesday, March 29, the Cardinal Hill Brain Injury team brought home the Medical News MediStar Consumer First Award for Brain Injury University, a community based program that assists Brain injury Survivors and their families with achieving the goal of returning to school and increasing their network of peer friends. In collaboration with the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital is improving the lives of the many Kentuckians who live with a Brain Injury. Brain Injury University is an educational series specifically designed by Healthcare Professionals to assist those individuals who have suffered a brain injury to achieve the following goals: understand deficits, increase knowledge and understanding as it relates to a Brain Injury, facilitate compensatory strategies to increase independence, keep up to date with the most recent research and technology, ask questions about their injury and promote rapport with healthcare providers other patients who have suffered a brain injury. These classes are structured to cover cognitive, social, physical and psychological aspects of a brain injury. Reference material and supplies are free to the patients and families. Participants have seen an increase in quality of life and are better aware of available community resources after participating in Brain Injury University. Brain Injury University beat out Baptist East Wellness Center Cancer Exercise Program, James Graham Brown Mobile Mammography Unit and Norton Healthcare’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, all Louisville based facilities. Medial News Magazine is distributed throughout the healthcare industry in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The MediStar Awards were established in 2007 as the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of healthcare. For additional information, contact Samantha Rogers at (859) 254-5701
Lexington, Kentucky---Dr. Lumy Sawaki has won the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) “Certificate of Appreciation” for Excellence, Passion, Inspiration and Unfailing Leadership. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy. Dr. Sawaki joined the University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in April 2008 as the appointed Cardinal Hill Endowed Scholar in Stroke and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation. Dr. Sawaki completed a three-and-a-half-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) before joining the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Sawaki as one of the Cardinal Hill Endowed Scholars and receiving this award is a clear reflection of the accomplishments and impact she has made in a relatively short period of time,” says Dr. Joe Springer, Vice Chair for Research and the Cardinal Hill Endowed Chair in Neurorehabilitation. Sawaki has developed a research program that focuses on stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation. She has received related grant awards from the American Heart Association, the Dana Foundation, the NIH, and most recently, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She has a special interest in the development of novel rehabilitative strategies to enhance functional motor recovery after stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Recently Dr. Sawaki was selected to sit on a panel for the Department of Defense as well as the NIH to review national grant funding for rehabilitation research in stroke and spinal cord injury. “While I am honored to receive the AOTA 2011 Certificate of Appreciation, I truly feel that it belongs to the entire Cardinal Hill and UKHealthCare team that I am privileged to work with. It is my great fortune to work with such inspiring, knowledgeable, and hard-working people. I deeply appreciate the recognition of AOTA and at the same time insist on sharing this recognition with those around me who have been so encouraging, supportive, and committed to our vision on a daily basis.” Dr. Sawaki will receive the award in April at the AOTA Annual Conference to be held in Philadelphia. For more information please call (859) 254-5701 or visit www.cardinalhill.org
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