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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Free Class on Post-Surgical Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Options

Released August 15, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Aug. 15, 2013 – In its continuing effort to provide relevant educational programs to the community, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host a free class on post joint replacement rehabilitation on Sept. 17 from 2 to 3:30 pm, in Room G-41 of the hospital’s Wood Building located at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.  

The goal of the class is to provide patients a better understanding of what to expect after joint replacement surgery. It will feature a formal presentation by representatives from various areas at Burke including screening and admitting, nursing, social work and the business office.  The program directors from Burke’s Single Joint Replacement Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Rehabilitation programs will also be participating in the class. The program aims to provide patients with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions as to what level of post surgical rehabilitation is appropriate for them; how to advocate for their choice of facility; and how to navigate through a complicated and ever-changing landscape of medical insurance and coverage.

According to Denise Cronin, RN, director of Patient Screening, “Patients often have questions about what to expect after their surgery and what types of rehabilitation are available to them. Our team will outline the major levels of rehabilitation options available to patients and discuss how patients can choose the appropriate rehabilitation level for them. The class will also give patients information that can help them advocate for themselves post surgery.”

For more information about the Joint Replacement Rehabilitation class or to register, please contact Denise Cronin at (914) 597-2519 or Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., at (914) 597-2491. Seating is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be served and tours of Burke will be available immediately following the class.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center. Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art ­treatment, while its research scientists at the Burke Medical Research Institute explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. 

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