Helen Hayes Hospital
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West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Physical Rehabilitation Hospital

Blog entry by Eddy Ehrlich, OT/L, ATP Helen Hayes Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) was invited to FightSMA’s 25th Annual Research Conference last week in Alexandria, VA. FightSMA is an international non-profit dedicated to raise awareness and funding to defeat Spinal Muscular Atrophy. People with SMA are living longer and are therefore encountering more […]

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Posted On: April 14, 2016

CARF International has announced that Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY has been accredited for a period of three years. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital. Helen Hayes Hospital has received this accreditation for 13 rehabilitation programs, one […]

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Posted On: January 7, 2016

Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond As we prepare to open the door on a new year, I know I speak for everyone at Helen Hayes Hospital in saying we stand ready to care for each and every patient who turns to us for treatment. We all know how suddenly lives can change – a […]

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Posted On: January 7, 2016

In my travels around Rockland and Orange and Bergen Counties, I find that many people know about Helen Hayes Hospital, and the excellent rehabilitation services it provides. Some (of a certain age) know who Helen Hayes MacArthur was (hint-First Lady of the American Theater). But very few seem to be familiar with the Helen Hayes […]

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Posted On: December 15, 2015

The Osteoporosis Center at Helen Hayes Hospital is the premiere center for osteoporosis evaluation and bone density testing. Bone Density Tests are the optimal way to diagnose and treat osteoporosis. The test is completely painless, noninvasive and carries no risk. It is the best way to determine if you are at risk for fractures, or […]

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Posted On: November 27, 2015

We are all faced with stress at some point in our life. Stress can be related to work, finance, social and family issues or simply feeling there is not enough time in the day. When you are faced with stress, your body responds by producing a hormone – cortisol. Cortisol prepares your body for a […]

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Posted On: November 18, 2015

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation after a total hip or knee replacement verses just going home from the acute care hospital? This seems to be a question that comes up within the rehabilitation community. From working first hand on the inpatient orthopedic unit at Helen Hayes Hospital, a number of reasons come to mind. First, achieve faster, […]

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Posted On: November 9, 2015

People can get infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings while being treated for another condition. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a threat to patient safety. Patients have an important role in preventing infections. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has come up with recommendations for patients to help prevent healthcare-associated infections. Here are six ways […]

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Posted On: October 19, 2015

Mike is going home today. I remember the day I met Mike, as he lay quietly in bed, attired in his hospital gown. He really didn’t say much. I thought he was a quiet fellow. He didn’t move around much either, at least not his arms and legs. In an unusual contrast, his head was […]

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Posted On: October 7, 2015

It has been only a short 63 years since the world’s first international competition for athletes in wheelchairs was held in Aylesbury, England. In 1952, less than a decade after the end of World War II, England and the Netherlands joined at the Spinal Injuries Centre at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital for the first Stoke […]

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Posted On: September 30, 2015