ReMed and Council on Brain Injury (CoBI) Leaders Recognized at the
2018 Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Conference
Release Date: June 28, 2018 - Paoli, PA – Two ReMed staff were recognized earlier this week at the 2018 Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference. Mary Pat Murphy, MSN, CRRN, CBIST, Vice President of Clinical Services was recognized with the Pioneer in Brain Injury Award. This award is presented to “an individual whose initiative, expertise and creativity have led to the development of services and supports in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Although known for his/her efforts, the presentation of the Pioneer Award is made to formally recognize this individual’s significant role in advancing the field.” Mary Pat has over 35 years of experience working with individuals that have been catastrophically injured and has contributed significantly both inside and outside of ReMed to advancing treatment and support of individuals with acquired brain injury. Loyal to her nursing roots, no job is too big or too small and a philosophy that teamwork takes more than talent, it takes heart.
MJ Schmidt, MA, Chair of CoBI and ReMed Consultant, was recognized with the Service to the Association Award. This award is presented to “a person who has, through volunteerism, fundraising, and other efforts, supported the mission and vision of the BIA PA and contributed to the ongoing success of the Association. All professionals, survivors and family members are eligible.” MJ has over 30 years of professional experience and volunteerism, in addition to having personal experience as a family member. Her dedication to the BIAPA and steadfast commitment to the field at large has been tireless.
In addition to ReMed Award Recipients, Ann Marie McLaughlin, Ph.D., Clinical Director of ReMed Community Outpatient Services of Philadelphia and State Director of ReMed of New Jersey, and a panel of survivors presented “Coping with Substance Abuse and Living Well.” This panel discussion covered stories of coping and resilience in relation to rehabilitation and efforts to cope with substance abuse.
“I am always amazed at the dedication our leaders at ReMed have to advancing treatment and care in the field of brain injury and their dedication to the individuals we serve,” said Joanne Finegan, CEO of ReMed. “A big part of the value we add is the knowledge and expertise that we offer to the field of brain injury treatment and I am proud that our leaders go out and share that through education, support and volunteerism.”