ReMed Launches Residential and Outpatient Clinic Services in Maryland

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ReMed is pleased to announce the opening of our Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Supported Living Services in Silver Spring, Maryland and our Outpatient Clinic in Columbia, Maryland.  Opening these sites will provide residential and outpatient services for individuals with brain injuries and add value to the home and community services already being provided by ReMed in that area.

 

ReMed of Maryland, Director, Diane Triplett says, “I am thrilled to have a seasoned team to support our commitment to the people we serve, the community and our stakeholders and am looking forward providing services in a market where ReMed has enjoyed a long standing reputation for clinical excellence.”

 

“ReMed is pleased to be providing services in a market that has long referred to our programs in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas,” said ReMed CEO Joanne Finegan. “We are fortunate to have hired a team of experienced professionals who embrace the core values of ReMed and possess the clinical knowledge and expertise that sets ReMed apart and ensures dedication to the individuals we serve.”

 

Since 1984, ReMed has provided brain injury rehabilitation and supported living services in residential settings, as well as outpatient, home and community environments.  ReMed’s administrative offices are located in Paoli, PA.  ReMed has consecutively been awarded three year accreditations from The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1990. This requires a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates that its programs and services are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

Michael H. Marino, MD Appointed Medical Director for ReMed

Michael H. Marino, MD has been appointed Medical Director of ReMed’s Philadelphia area programs.  Dr. Marino, who has been an attending physician at the Drucker Brain Injury Center of Moss Rehab since 2012, will be responsible for coordinating medical efforts on behalf of ReMed clients in the Philadelphia area and will be a liaison with other physicians and practitioners who might be involved in the care and treatment of the individuals that ReMed serves.

 

Dr. Marino brings a deep understanding of the special needs presented by individuals who have sustained brain injury, with special appreciation in the areas of complex issues and wide ranging needs of individuals with the diagnoses of concussion and brain injury, including anoxia.

 

Dr. Marino said, “I welcome the opportunity to continue the impressive work that has been done by ReMed and Dr. Keith Robinson. Strengthening ties between Moss Rehab and ReMed is a natural move. Both organizations prioritize patients’ needs, value their staff members and understand that a team-oriented approach with high levels of communication will produce the best outcomes. My goal is to continue to provide high quality care for individuals with brain injuries while strengthening our research endeavors for community based rehabilitation.”

 

“Dr. Marino’s wide range of skills coupled with his mission of putting those that we serve first, make him an ideal fit for the unique culture of ReMed and ReMed’s focus on doing what’s best for the individual every day,”  said Mary Pat Murphy, Vice President of Clinical Services.  “I believe he is a natural fit for continuing the work that Dr. Robinson has done for ReMed over the past 20 years.”

 

Dr. Marino received his medical degree from Temple University, School of Medicine in Philadelphia and served his Internship and Residency at Drexel University School of Medicine and Temple University/Moss Rehab. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine. He has presented and published papers on numerous topics relating to brain injury and disease and is well recognized in the Philadelphia area as an expert in PM&R, especially in areas associated with Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Miracle of Dylan’s Brain

How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness … great story from New York Magazine!

(This article appears in the June 8, 2015 issue of New York Magazine) 

 

 

Two ReMedians Hit their 30 Year Anniversary!

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Two ReMedians hit the milestone of 30 years recently.  Vicki Eicher, Director of Quality Management and Training and Susan Martin White, Physical Therapist at ReMed’s Community Outpatient Services in the Philadelphia area.  Vicki and Susan have worn many hats at ReMed through the years and continue to live by the mission that was created by ReMed’s founding partners many years ago.  Thank you for your years of service and dedication to the people we serve.  Pictured above, Vicki (left) and Susan (center) are congratulated by ReMed’s President, Joanne Finegan (right).

Joanne Finegan and Katie McKenzie Honored by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

Joanne Finegan and Katie McKenzie were recently honored by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania … read more here.

Report from the National Outcome Info Database

Check out this article, Report from the National Outcome Info Database which was published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma.  In addition to results indicating that intensive residential and outpatient/community-based PIBR programs result in substantial positive functional changes, the authors recognize Vicki Eicher and Mary Pat Murphy of ReMed  for “their unflagging efforts and support in developing and sustaining the large national collaborative outcome database that provided the data analyzed in this study.”

 

Dave Turgeon to Lead Corporate Development

Dave Turgeon has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions at ReMed.  Dave will be working with ReMed’s leadership team to develop and execute its growth strategy.  For almost twenty years Dave has held similar positions within the human services and environmental industries.

“Dave brings an exceptionally strong record and proven experience in acquisitions, finance and operations. He has a proven track record in leading acquisition efforts and investments which build large, defensible market positions with strong cash flow,” commented Joanne Finegan, President of ReMed and CEO of U.S. Community Behavioral.  “Dave’s proven track record will be an asset to ReMed’s mission and long and short term strategy.”

Four ReMed Employees Reach 20 Years of Service Milestone

Bob Borden, Overnight Brain Injury Specialist, Christine Hayden, Director of Provider Relations, Chris Schaub, Behavior Analyst and Linda Wall, Vocational Support Specialist were recently recognized for reaching their 20th Anniversary of service with ReMed.

 

Each were awarded the traditional ReMed Cube recognizing 20 years of service.  Keeping with tradition, co-workers are asked to submit words that describe their co-worker.  These words are narrowed down to the three most accurate and placed on the cube.  Bob Borden’s cube described him as “trustworthy, conscientious, compassionate”; Christine Hayden’s described her as “diplomatic, inspiring, fashionista”; Chris Schaub’s described him as “principled, loquacious, knowledgeable” and Linda Wall’s described her as “passionate, creative, dependable”.

 

As an organization, ReMed is well known for staff satisfaction and as a place for people to grow in their field. “Recognizing staff for length of service is always a huge source of pride for me as our goal is to provide a supportive and educational environment in which our employees are able to do their jobs,” commented ReMed’s President Joanne Finegan. “I love seeing how individuals are described by their co-workers and their reaction when they get their cube is usually priceless.”  Finegan began her career with ReMed over 25 years ago as an evening shift Recreation Therapist.

 

Congratulations to these dedicated and loyal employees for 20 Years of Service!!

Dave Krych is Recipient of the ACRM Fellows Award

Dave Krych, MS, CCC-SLP, Vice President of Market Development was been selected as a recipient of the 2015 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s (ACRM)  Fellows Award.  Dave received his award on October 29 at the ACRM’s annual conference in Texas.  The Fellow of ACRM designation recognizes active members with an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM, who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation.  Dave is pictured with Doug Katz, Vice President of the ACRM Board of Governors.

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A Proud Day for ReMed at the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association’s Annual Conference

What and incredible and proud day for ReMed … on June 29, three ReMedians received awards at the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s 15th Annual Conference, held in Lancaster, PA! Shannon Rhoads, MSW, LSW, CBIS received the Direct Service Award, Mary Lou Busby received the Leadership Award, and Dave Krych, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS received the Pioneer in Brain Injury Award. Pictured below with a beaming Joanne Finegan, President of ReMed – another group of ReMedians making us proud.

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Mike McGuire Selected for the CPI Hall of Merit

Congratulations to Mike McGuire, Vocational Support Specialist and Staff Trainer at ReMed for being selected to the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Hall of Merit. Only 1% of the 30,000 active instructors reach the Meritorious level.

Mike was chosen for his extraordinary commitment to the CPI training process. He demonstrates commitment and loyalty to CPI, and exceeds thresholds for multiple criteria of merit. His ability to educate and empower staff, while enriching their abilities to work with those we serve, is tremendous.

Mike, a 20+ year employee of ReMed, is well known for his keen ability to develop a natural rapport with the people we serve and his dedication to training staff.

Mike will be recognized for reaching CPI Meritorious Level at their conference in New Orleans this July.

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ReMed Named One of the Region’s Top Workplaces for 2015

ReMed has been officially recognized as one of the top workplaces in the Philadelphia area for 2015!  In December of last year, employees were asked to take part in a staff satisfaction survey that was administered by an independent research company.  This survey was conducted in conjunction with the Philly.com Top Workplaces Recognition Program, which seeks to identify the top workplaces among employers in the Delaware Valley each year.  On Thursday, March 19, ReMed was honored at a ceremony in Philadelphia (see picture below).  A special thanks is extended  to all ReMed staff for this prestigious achievement and especially for doing your part every day to truly make ReMed a top workplace!

Top Work Places

 

Liz Faherty Named 2014 David L. Strauss Award Winner

January 19, 2015 – Paoli, PA – Liz Faherty, was named the David L. Strauss Award Winner for 2014 at ReMed’s Annual Celebration on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015.

Named for one of ReMed’s Founding Partners, The David L. Strauss Award was created in 2003 by ReMed to honor an individual whose work has significantly improved the quality of life for people with brain injuries.  David was a tireless clinician, mentor and leader who, ironically, lost his life to a brain tumor in 2004.   The recipient of the David L. Strauss Award is “a person who exhibits leadership, dedication and a commitment to meet the needs of persons with acquired brain injury.  The award will be passed on each year  to those who demonstrate by their thoughts, actions and deeds that they are doing it the right way, the way David taught us.  The David L. Strauss Award will be given to the ReMedian who exemplifies David’s spirit and actions.”

This year there were a record 58 nominations submitted and considered.  “The nominations were truly incredible, “ said Christine Hayden, chair of the committee.  “As we reviewed the nominations, Liz emerged as a natural choice.  Prior to her current position as Site Manager in ReMed’s Supported Living System, she has worked in many of the ReMed programs and has excelled everywhere she has worked and in every position she has been challenged with.  She is devoted to ReMed clients and staff and truly deserves this honor. Liz exemplifies David’s spirit and actions every day.”

Since 1984, ReMed has provided brain injury rehabilitation and supported living services in residential settings, as well as outpatient, home and community environments.  ReMed’s administrative offices are located in Paoli, PA.  ReMed has consecutively been awarded three year accreditations from The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1990. This requires a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates that its programs and services are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

 

Executive and Senior Management Team Changes Announced

January 12, 2015 – Paoli, PA – ReMed has announced several leadership changes within its Executive and Senior Management Teams.

Executive Team changes include:

Jamie Richter will continue in his role of Vice President of Business Development, reporting to Joanne Finegan and will assume responsibility for the Marketing function at ReMed including oversight of the Admissions/Provider Relations Group and the Marketing Group.

Dave Krych, MS, CCC-SLP, will shift from Vice President of Provider Relations to Vice President of Market Development and will play an integral role in researching and developing new markets for ReMed. Dave will be based out of the Dallas, Texas area but continue to have responsibility in ReMed’s administrative offices in the Philadelphia area.

Senior Management changes within the Business Development group include:

Georgi Dodd will continue in her role of Director of National Accounts, now reporting into Jamie Richter. She will assume direct responsibility for the Marketing Liaisons, driving greater coordination within ReMed’s National Accounts as the Marketing Liaisons further develop relationships in those accounts in defined geographic areas.

Christine Hayden’s title will change to Director of Provider Relations now reporting into Jamie Richter. In addition to her current responsibilities of supervision of the Admissions Team, she will also assume responsibility for some of ReMed’s national relationships with payers and will work closely with Georgi Dodd to ensure we are managing these accounts effectively.

Ann Pereira-Ogan’s title will change to Director of Marketing and Communications, now reporting into Jamie Richter. In addition to her current responsibilities, Ann will assume greater responsibility for managing internal and external communications for ReMed.

Senior Management changes within the Clinical Services Department include:

Cheryl Ambush-Mansfield will assume the expanded role of Director of Corporate Compliance and Quality Management for both ReMed and ReMed’s partner, the Embassy Group of companies. Cheryl will continue to oversee ReMed’s Quality Management systems and activities and will also be working with the Embassy Companies to design and implement a quality management system which will allow effective tracking and monitoring of key metrics.

“ReMed is in a unique position with the ability to capitalize on the strength and experience of a seasoned team to support our commitment to our customers, our communities and our stakeholders,” said ReMed President Joanne Finegan. “These changes will have a positive impact on achieving our plan for geographic expansion. Each of these individuals has a strong track record and I am very excited about the capabilities of this team.”

Since 1984, ReMed has provided brain injury rehabilitation and supported living services in residential settings, as well as outpatient, home and community environments. ReMed’s administrative offices are located in Paoli, PA. ReMed has consecutively been awarded three year accreditations from The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1990. This requires a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates that its programs and services are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

Sharon Murphy-Potts Takes Office As President of ARN

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November 3, 2014 – Paoli, PA – The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership elected Sharon Murphy-Potts, BSN, RN, CRRN to serve as president of the association for the 2014-2015 year. Sharon took office at the recent 40th Annual ARN Educational Conference, held October 29 through 31 in Anaheim, CA. Sharon has been an active member for 25 years, having served on the Board of Directors and various committees since 2006. She has also been actively involved with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ARN since 1988.

Since 2003, Sharon has been a Clinical Liaison at ReMed. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from West Chester University and is very active in the Pennsylvania Chapter of ARN as well as the Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). Having participated in the ARN National Strategic Planning session, she has developed great insight on how to move ARN forward. “Sharon’s work across the continuum of rehabilitation nursing and her marketing experience, as well as her enthusiasm and desire to be part of the action, make her an excellent choice for this role,” says Dave Krych, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Provider Relations for ReMed.

Since 1984, ReMed has provided brain injury rehabilitation and supported living services in residential settings, as well as outpatient, home and community environments. ReMed’s administrative offices are located in Paoli, PA. ReMed has been awarded consecutive three year accreditations from The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1990. This requires a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates that its programs and services are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

 

Read Sharon’s message here.

ReMed awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

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Ninth consecutive three-year accreditation since 1990.

Paoli, PA — August 1, 2014 — CARF International announced that ReMed has been accredited for a period of three years the following programs:

  • Home and Community Services: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Residential Rehabilitation Programs: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Programs: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Vocational Services: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)

The latest accreditation is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to ReMed.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

ReMed is a for-profit organization with programs located in the greater Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. ReMed’s administrative offices are located in Paoli, PA. It has been providing rehabilitation and supported living services in the since 1984.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.