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Brain Injuries Do Not Discriminate – A Primer on TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30.5% of all injury related deaths in the United State are related to TBI. On an annual … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Care Transitions Conference

Program to focus on easing patient transitions from hospital to home Helen Hayes Hospital will host a conference entitled Hospital to Home: Improving Care Transitions & Outcomes, on Thursday May 9, 2013. The program takes place from 8:30 am to … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo” on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is open … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host CarFit Event

Program promotes vehicle safety for older drivers A CarFit event, which offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them, will take place at Helen Hayes Hospital on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 9:00 am … Continue reading

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Outpatient Medicare Therapy Benefits: what do therapy caps mean to you?

As part of The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, CMS implemented therapy caps for hospital outpatient departments. HHH has received many inquiries about what the therapy caps mean for you, as an individual. The therapy … Continue reading

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Warm Water Therapy Relieves Arthritis Discomfort

“Before I started the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, I had pain in my legs and arms. Sometimes the pain was so bad, it kept me from sleeping. Since I started three years ago, my pain has subsided.” -Nancy, Osteoarthritis The … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccination: of critical importance for healthcare professionals

As you have recently heard through news reports, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting a “worse than average flu season this year.” There have been 30 pediatric deaths in the United States, including four in New York State, as … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Specialist Training

Recently, a group of Helen Hayes Hospital staff from our Brain Injury unit pursued credentialing to become Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), thru the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists developed this … Continue reading

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Warm Water Therapy Relieves Arthritis Discomfort

“Before I started the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, I had pain in my legs and arms. Sometimes the pain was so bad, it kept me from sleeping. Since I started three years ago, my pain has subsided.” -Nancy, Osteoarthritis The … Continue reading

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Managing Pain After Orthopedic Surgery

a key to successful post-operative rehabilitation Pain is defined by the World Health Organization as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” After orthopedic surgeries such as … Continue reading

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Reflex Control Could Improve Walking After Incomplete Spinal Injuries

A training regimen to adjust the body’s motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress … Continue reading

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Nutrition for Healthy Bones

Everyone is concerned about what they eat but do not always think beyond the calories. Many nutrients are essential for overall health. A recent paper published in Osteoporosis International reviewed the role of nutrition in bone health based on information … Continue reading

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New Human Resources Director Appointed at Rehabilitation Hospital

Lisamarie Valla has been appointed Director of Human Resources at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw. Ms. Valla joins the physical rehabilitation hospital with an extensive and diverse background in the human resources field. Most recently, she served as Assistant … Continue reading

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Understanding Medicare Coverage in Rehabilitation.

Many people have difficulty in understanding the requirements for a patient to be admitted to a rehabilitation facility. A potential patient must first meet the requirements set forth by Medicare. To help in understanding the criteria for admission to a … Continue reading

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Our New Year’s Resolution: sharing our expertise

Like just about everyone else, we are starting off the New Year with a few hospital-wide resolutions. And like just about all resolutions- they are designed to enhance our overall well-being. However, they also have an important underlying goal: to … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Appoints New Medical Records Director

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Janet Murgittroyd as Director of Medical Records. She will be responsible for managing the patient records of the rehabilitation hospital, according to Virgil Ennis, Chief Information Officer. Ms. Murgittroyd brings to her … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Cardiologist Receives National Award

Marjorie L. King, MD, MAACVPR, FACC, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Helen Hayes Hospital, is the recipient of the 2012 American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence. The Award is AACVPR’s most prestigious … Continue reading

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Dennis decides his own fate

The term ‘neuroscience research’ conjures up images of very serious people in lab coats and goggles, beakers and test tubes, and maybe a rat maze or two, in a cold, white laboratory. This may be a reality in some stages … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation presents: “A Night at the Races”

Title: Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation presents: “A Night at the Races” Location: Empire City Casino Description: FOR FUN & EXCITEMENT, THE CASINO’S THE PLACE! BUT DON’T FORGET THE HORSES… RELAX, DINE & WATCH THE RACE! Buffet Dinner in the Empire … Continue reading

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The Tablet Revolution – Apps for Everything

Title: The Tablet Revolution – Apps for EverythingLocation: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: Tablets are with us everywhere: the classroom, workplace, coffee shop, park, car and at home. iPad, Android, and Windows Tablet Apps for people with disabilities can enhance communication, control … Continue reading

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Get Off Your Bony Butt!

Title: Get Off Your Bony Butt!Location: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: Pressure Mapping can identify dangerous “hot spots” for people who sit for prolonged periods. Pressure-reducing wheelchair cushions can help preserve skin integrity and circulatory health. Date: 2012-05-22

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Control it All with Your Voice

Title: Control it All with Your VoiceLocation: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: We live in a multi-tasking world with increasing hands-free electronic options. Come and learn how to control your computer, phone, iPad or tablet, and even appliances by voice.Date: 2012-04-19

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Wheelchair Users Can Sit-For-Le$$

Title: Wheelchair Users Can Sit-For-Le$$Location: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: There are many wheelchair cushions and backs. CRT has more than 150 samples of varying contour, size and material. Come and learn about the latest general use seat and back cushions from … Continue reading

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CarFit

Title: CarFitLocation: Helen Hayes Hospital Parking lot GDescription: Open to the public. Free of charge, by appointment only. Call (845) 786-4809. A 20 minute, one-on-one consultation with a certified CarFit technician: • Mirror adjustments to reduce blind spots • Foot … Continue reading

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Adapted Sports

Title: Adapted Sports Location: Helen Hayes Atrium Description: A special one-day event showcasing an array of adapted sports and recreation opportunities, as well as products and services designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and seniors. Date: 2012-04-21 … Continue reading

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Access Newsletter

Inside the Access Summer 2011 addition we have articles on U.S.P.S Issues with the Helen Hayes commemorative stamp, and recognizing the National Nurse Week! Also, don’t forget to check this issue for information on the 1st Annual Charity Golf Outing. … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hosts Another Fun Adaptive Sailing Outing!

Recently, the HHH Adapted Sports and Recreation program hosted its annual Adapted Sailing event, with great success. We have been hosting this for the past six years in conjunction with the Nyack Boat Club (NBC) in Nyack, New York. The … Continue reading

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HHH Rehab Blog

Welcome to this first posting on Helen Hayes Hospital’s new blog – the Physical Rehab Blog. We’ve developed it as an extension of our web site and as a way to reach out to individuals with physical disabilities, prospective patients … Continue reading

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Hospital Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday June 15, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. There is a continuous need for blood donors in the Hudson Valley region.  All … Continue reading

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Official Issuing of the Helen Hayes Commemorative Stamp

West Haverstraw, NY …  Helen Hayes Hospital will mark the official issuing of the Helen Hayes Commemorative Stamp at an event on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The entire community … Continue reading

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Adapted Sailing Program Scheduled

The Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports and Recreation program, in conjunction with the Nyack Boat Club, will be hosting their sixth annual Adapted Sailing program this May. The program offers individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to learn to sail … Continue reading

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Adapted Golf Workshops & Outings Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw has announced the schedule for the upcoming season of its GolfAbility program. GolfAbility is an adaptive golf instruction program to teach the basics of golf to individuals with disabilities. GolfAbility workshops and outings have … Continue reading

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Hospital To Host CarFit Event

Program promotes vehicle safety for older drivers A CarFit event, which offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them, will take place at Helen Hayes Hospital on Saturday April 30, 2011 from 9:00 am … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Adapted Sports & Recreation Expo

Helen Hayes Hospital will host its fourth annual “Adapted Sports & Recreation Expo” on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is … Continue reading

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Hospital Schedules Workshops in Assistive Technology

The Arnold Goldman Center for Assistive Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital is offering a series of free workshops focusing on an array of assistive technology products and services. Such technology enables individuals with physical disabilities to function at a higher … Continue reading

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Fundraiser to Benefit Physical Rehabilitation Hospital

Foundation joins forces with New City businesses The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation will host an “Apples Poker Run” on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Doyler & Dunney’s in New City, New York. The event, which … Continue reading

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Physician Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Robert D. Holland, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Holland, who is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry), will care for patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis at … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Yoga Classes

Designed for individuals of varying abilities Helen Hayes Hospital will host a Basic Adapted Yoga program designed specifically for people of varying abilities. Classes will meet on six Wednesdays, including January 5, 12 and 19 and February 2.9 and 16, … Continue reading

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Adapted Skiing Programs Scheduled

This winter, Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York and Helen Hayes Hospital will be hosting a series of Adaptive Skiing Workshops. The events, which are open to individuals with disabilities, are being held in conjunction with Helen Hayes Hospital’s Adapted … Continue reading

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Hospital Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday February 9, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. There is a continuous need for blood donors in the Hudson Valley region.  All … Continue reading

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Holiday Boutique Sale

The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation and Volunteer Corps will host a Holiday Boutique Sale on Wednesday December 1, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. All proceeds will benefit the hospital’s not-for-profit … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Awards

Two members of the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw were recently honored at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s 25th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Steven W. Lichtman, Ed.D., FAACVPR, Director of Outpatient … Continue reading

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Rehab Hospital Sponsors Professional Training

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor an International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) approved, Bobath three-week basic course on The Assessment & Treatment of Adults with Neurological Dysfunction on May 1-12 and October 12-17, 2011 at … Continue reading

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Hospital to Honor Former Patients

Helen Hayes Hospital will host its 110th annual “Honors Assembly” on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 1:30 PM at the hospital in West Haverstraw. The event recognizes patients who have made outstanding progress in their physical rehabilitation programs over the … Continue reading

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Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday October 13, 2010, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. There is a critical need for donors in the Hudson Valley regions. All eligible … Continue reading

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HHH to Host Osteoporosis Edu. Programs

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital will be offering comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminars this autumn. The seminars will be repeated on three dates: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 10:30 am – … Continue reading

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Hospital to Offer Balance Program

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is offering a three- part program on Improving Your Balance on October 12, 19 and 26, 2010. The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, is being held in celebration … Continue reading

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HHH Foundation & Nyack Hosp. Foundation Sponsor Women’s Health Event

“EmpowHERing Women” featuring Lisa Oz “EmpowHERing Women: an Evening of Learning, Loving & Living,” will take place on Thursday September 23, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Town & Country Caterers in Congers, New York. The event, which is … Continue reading

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Hospital to Accept Used Needles

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be accepting used needles, lancets and syringes from Rockland County residents on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 10:00 AM until Noon and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the hospital’s south loading dock. Continue reading

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HHH to Host Award Winning Author and Actor

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Evening with Malachy McCourt” on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Atrium of the physical rehabilitation facility in West Haverstraw. Continue reading

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