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Helen Hayes Hospital

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West Haverstraw, NY 10993

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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 […]

Posted On: August 26, 2015

A healthy heart beats roughly 100,000 times a day and pumps about five quarts of blood each minute, or 75 gallons every hour. Its job is to supply the body with oxygen rich blood. Blood is pumped through the heart’s four chambers with the help of four heart valves. These heart valves open when the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Posted On: July 1, 2015

How can I determine where my loved one or I should receive physical rehabilitation? What are outcomes and why are they so important in a post-acute care setting? You may find yourself asking these questions if you are looking for a post-acute care facility for yourself or a loved one. It is important to make […]

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 […]

Posted On: June 9, 2015

Therapists present unique treatments at national conferences The physical therapists at Helen Hayes Hospital view each patient as a unique individual and focus on each patient’s specific needs. Some of our patients have extremely unusual situations. In these cases the therapist does a lot of problem solving. One such patient arrived at Helen Hayes Hospital […]

Posted On: May 13, 2015

May 15, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the HHH Adapted Sailing Program. In 2005 I was thrilled to work with our then Assistant Director of Outpatient Services, Jan Crittenden, to form a partnership between HHH and the Nyack Boat Club (NBC). This year, another 30 people will participate in our Adapted Sailing Clinic, bringing […]

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. […]

Posted On: April 22, 2015

As we age, we strive to maintain our independence. For many, this includes the ability to drive. Driving is a complex task that requires the coordination of many skills, from basic movements to quick reaction times. Yet subtle changes in physical fitness, vision, hearing and cognition start in our 40’s! In order to maintain our […]

Posted On: March 24, 2015
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