The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital names Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., as assistant medical director of the hospital, a newly created position. In his expanded role, reporting to Mary Beth Walsh, M.D., Burke’s executive medical director, Dr. Jordan will assist in developing and implementing policies, procedures and best practices for improving patient care.
As we welcome in 2013, Burke Rehabilitation Center continues to explore new ways to reach and educate patients. We are at an unprecedented time in history; one that allows for instant communication and information sharing. With this in mind, Burke is introducing our first Rehab Insights blog.
A team of scientists led by Andrew Goldfine, M.D., a neurologist at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, has found flaws in the findings of a widely published study that claimed bedside electroencephalography (EEG) identified evidence of awareness in three patients diagnosed to be in a vegetative state.
People often ask me when or if there will ever be a cure for spinal cord injury. Although there are many differing opinions about this, I am confident there will be a cure in my lifetime. In the meantime, anyone with a spinal cord injury should have a long-term plan for their treatment and care.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be sponsoring a free monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. The group will provide the opportunity to meet others who have also been affected by stroke. It will also offer valuable information, speakers and a supportive environment.
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