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Mercy Medical Center Expands Rehabilitation Unit

Twelve Percent Increase In Capacity In Response To Growing Demand

(June 9, 2009 – Rockville Centre, NY) – In response to growing demand for its much sought-after physical medicine and rehabilitation services, Mercy Medical Center has increased the capacity of its dedicated Acute Care Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit by more than twelve percent.

Mercy's rehabilitation program, already the largest on the south shore of Nassau County, has increased from 33 beds to 37, and has been reconfigured to double the number of private rooms, from four to eight.

The Mercy rehabilitation team is led by Perry Stein, MD, a board certified specialist who has been featured in New York magazine as one of the region's top physiatrists. It utilizes the most advanced equipment, latest techniques and innovative approaches to speed the recovery of patients from orthopedic and neurosurgery as well as catastrophic illnesses and injuries ranging from stroke and spinal cord injuries, to hip fractures, disabling arthritis and neurological disorder.

Mercy's program focuses on helping each patient to reach his or her highest possible level of function and independence, and includes novel approaches such as Nintendo Wii video sports games to improve strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination. And Mercy's rehabilitation patients also have the benefit of a Pet Therapy program in which specially-trained dogs visit rehabilitation patients to provide encouragement and an emotional lift.

Photo: Acute Care Inpatient Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center.





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