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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Expands Neurological Program

Released February 24, 2016

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Expands Neurological Program
WHITE PLAINS, NY – February 24, 2016 — Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, a recognized leader in rehabilitation care, has recently expanded its clinical programs, adding 30 additional beds to be utilized for patients requiring inpatient neurological rehabilitation. With this expansion, there will be a total of 90 beds in Burke’s neurological rehabilitation programs.  

The additional services will focus on patients who have experienced a spinal cord injury,other neurological injury or those with neurological or neurodegenerative disorders. Burke’s spinal cord injury/neurological program is designed to provide comprehensive, patient-centered rehabilitation to maximize recovery from impairments caused by traumatic and acquired spinal cord dysfunction or a neurological condition. These neurological conditions include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis and peripheral nervous system disease. The program is led by Vincent Huang, M.D., who is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury.

“Burke provides customized rehabilitation to patients who have had a life-changing illness or injury. By expanding our neurological programs, our physicians, therapists and nurses will be able to offer specialized care to even more patients, enabling them to receive targeted neurological rehabilitation to improve their function and independence,” says Mary Beth Walsh, M.D., Executive Medical Director and CEO at Burke.

For the last century, Burke been meeting the needs of its patients head-on and expanding its services accordingly. Burke’s mission is to help each and every patient make their fullest possible recovery and this expansion will further fuel that mission. For more information, visit www.burke.org.  

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. In 2016, Burke became part of the Montefiore Health System, which allows Burke to reach more individuals who can benefit from their intensive rehabilitation programs. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness or traumatic injury. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its clinical researchers 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.

 

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