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Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Walking Tours

Released July 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White Plains, NY – July 30, 2015 – If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Burke Rehabilitation Center’s historic 100-year-old campus in White Plains, NY, now’s your chance. On Wednesday, August 5, Burke will host walking tours of the property at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the hospital’s yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary in 2015.

Hosted by Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Burke’s Director of Marketing & External Relations, the tours will offer guests a look at Burke’s beautifully-designed buildings, which were created by famed architecture firm McKim, Mead & White—the designers behind notable landmarks such as the original Penn station and the Washington Square Park arch. The tours will also provide informative and interesting information on the history of the hospital, including when it was established and why its founding was integral to the health of New Yorkers at the turn of the last century. Along the way, guests will also learn fun facts and urban legends about Burke’s past and present.

“Burke has a gorgeous, 61-acre campus that many people don’t know is right here in the heart of Westchester,” says Sgaglio. “The walking tours will give residents a rare chance to learn more about the campus and is an opportunity for us to share insight into what makes Burke such a unique and special place.”

The event is free and open to the public. The tours will begin and end in the lobby of the Billings building (building #4) and accommodations can be made for those with limited mobility. Light refreshments will also be served.

Group size for the tours is limited, so please RSVP by calling (914) 597-2877 or emailing externalrelations@burke.org.

 About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists 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. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.