Helen Hayes Hospital
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    West Haverstraw, NY 10993

    Physical Rehab Blog

    It’s an exciting time to be the new Chief Medical Officer of a rehabilitation hospital. Healthcare payment and delivery reform is accelerating and the role of rehabilitation within new delivery models is being defined. As healthcare costs increase, payers are experimenting with new payment models that reward value, rather than volume, and are encouraging providers […]

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    Posted On: August 26, 2015
    Posted On: August 7, 2015

    The SubAcute Rehabilitation unit at Helen HayesHospital offers an array of services to patients in need of short- term rehabilitation care before returning home. It offers a less intense level of rehabilitation care, developed to meet a broad range of patient needs. The hospital’s SubAcute unit is well suited for individuals who may not be […]

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    Posted On: July 6, 2015

    I get asked this question fairly often. My name is Jacqueline Brigandi and I am the Staff Development Coordinator at Helen Hayes Hospital and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, CRRN for short. Maybe this excerpt from our Hospital Plan for Nursing Care can shed some light on it for you… The professional nurse who practices […]

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    Posted On: July 1, 2015
    Posted On: June 10, 2015

    When most patients are utilizing a wheelchair for mobility, their typical “cardio” exercises are limited to hand bikes or hand weights. Strengthening interventions for the upper body include those same hand weights, resistive bands, or cable machines. After a while, these exercises can become repetitive and frankly, boring. Introducing the therapy ropes. These heavy, nylon […]

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    Posted On: June 9, 2015

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and the Stroke Rehab Team at Helen Hayes Hospital would like to share some stroke education with you! A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. The blood carries oxygen that is essential for the cells of the brain to function. The cause […]

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    Posted On: May 19, 2015
    Posted On: May 13, 2015
    Posted On: May 4, 2015

    Carol Guarino, MS,RD,CDE, is the primary clinical dietitian on unit 3B. Carol was encouraged by Dr. Marjorie King to join the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Shortly after joining, Carol was asked to serve as the nutrition expert on the association’s committee to review questions to be included on the association’s certification examination. […]

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    Posted On: April 22, 2015