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
Congratulations to Camille Skubik-Peplaski on being named an AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) Fellow! Camille was given this award in recognition of her knowledge, expertise and significant contributions to the continuing education professional development in the OT profession. Congratulations Camille, we are very proud of you!
The services of Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky is now under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky (CHNKY). On Friday, July 1, 2011, the Community Foundation assumed administrative and operational oversight of these services. The services were previously operated by Cardinal Hill Healthcare System. The services are located at 31 Spiral Drive in Florence and include adult day care, respite care, speech – language therapy, audiology, developmental intervention and occupational therapy. Services, location and staff will remain the same. The services will operate under the names Speech and Hearing of Northern Kentucky and Adult Day Care of Northern Kentucky. Says Mike Kanarek, Kentucky Easter Seal Society board chairman said, “These services will be in excellent hands at The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. We know that they will continue to thrive under local leadership.” Founded in Covington in 1923 as part of Kentucky Easter Seals, Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky enjoys a long history of pioneering services to meet pressing community needs. It was the first facility in Northern Kentucky to offer audiology services to children and adults and was the first adult day care center to offer daily care and nursing services to younger adults (18 and over), as well as those over 60. The Florence center, which opened in February 2001, is designed to best meet the goals of comprehensive rehabilitation. It focuses on new approaches in therapy utilizing specially designed spaces and equipment. These include: • A state-of-the-art speech-language clinic with speech therapy treatment rooms• An audiology lab, which holds vestibular and specialized pediatric testing equipment• Experienced professionals providing state of the art hearing aid services• Respite services – medical model for those 16 and above• Adult day health care program – medical model
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital opened it's new patient care building in Lexington, Kentucky. Opening ceremonies were Tuesday, September 13th. Our guest speakers included Lexington's Mayor, Jim Gray; Kentucky's First Lady, Jane Beshear, KESS Board of Director's Chair, Mike Kanarek; Immediate Past Chair of the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees, Jimmy Nash; Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Building Committe Chair, Gregg Thornton; Cardinal Associate Medical Director, Dr. Russell Travis, and Cardinal Hill Patient Ambassador, Judy Hale Everett. This is the first major expansion done at the hospital since 1988. This new addition brings more patient rooms, larger therapy gyms, more private rooms and a new aquatic center! Check out some photos from our Dedication Ceremony at Kentucky.com Tops in Lex.com History was made! We moved our first patient into the new building on September 15th. Ms Madonna Webb from Johnson County was honored to be the first patient to cross the threshold into the new 158,000 sq. ft. patient care building! Thank you Madonna for letting us photograph this momentous occasion!
The Cardinal Hill/UK Research lab and staff were recognized for their poster presentations at two recent international conferences. The Vancouver conference had over 150 posters! Poster Presentation Awards/Honors:2012 ACRM-ASNR Annual Conference in Vancouver, CanadaFirst PlaceTitle: "Optimizing transcranial direct current stimulation for motor recovery from severe post-stroke hemiparesis: early results from an ongoing clinical trial"Authors: KC Chelette MS; Cheryl Carrico MS OT/L; Laurie Nichols BS OT/L and Lumy Sawaki MD, PhD 2012 ACRM-ASNR Annual Conference in Vancouver, CanadaSecond PlaceTitle: "Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Paired with a Novel Locomotor Training in Chronic Stroke: a Feasibility Study"Authors: Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, NCS; Kenneth Chelette, MS; Kara Lee, PT, DPT; Dana Lykins, PT, DPT and Lumy Sawaki, MD, PhD 2013 International Stroke Conference, Honolulu, HawaiiTravel Award for Junior Investigators Title: "Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Paired with Constraint-Induced Therapy to Enhance Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Motor Performance"Authors: C.L. Carrico, M.S.,OT/L, K.C. Chelette II, M.S., L. Nichols, B.S., OT/L, and L. Sawaki, M.D., Ph.D.
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