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On September 16, the Ethics Advisory Committee of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will host two distinguished visitors from Japan: Dr. Yoshitaka Wada, a professor of law at Waseda University in Toyko, and Dr. Toshimi Nakanishi, an Ob-gyn and professor of medicine and bioethics at Yamagata University. Both are members of Japan’s Association of Healthcare Mediators and are leading Japanese bioethicists.

After touring the hospital at 16th and Race St., Dr. Wada and Dr. Nakanishi will give a presentation to Magee’s Ethics Advisory Committee.

Dr. Wada and Dr. Nakanishi will arrive at Magee at 2:00pm. The presentation will begin shortly after the tour.

Dr. Wada and Dr. Nakanishi are only speaking at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University on their visit to the United States.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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