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State Senator Tartaglione and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Reach Out to Injured Vets

On Friday, January 25, at 12 noon, Pennsylvania State Senator Christine Tartaglione will conduct a press conference at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, bringing attention to Magee's ability to treat wounded Veterans.

The 96-bed rehabilitation hospital received authorization in April, 2007 to treat wounded Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the renowned therapists and staff are ready and waiting to utilize their skills, expertise, and passion to help our returning heroes.

"Magee has highly trained medical professionals ready and willing to help." wrote Tartaglione recently in a letter to state, local, and federal officials. "As a former patient, (Tartaglione was a patient in 2003 after a boating accident left her with a severe spinal cord injury) I can attest to the high standard of excellence Magee provides to each and every patient. And Magee has a successful record in treating many civilian injuries that parallel the brain trauma, amputations, fractures, and compression injuries that our soldiers are sustaining in battle."

Also scheduled to attend the press conference at the time of this release are the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Dennis O'Brien, Magee CEO, Dr. Jack Carroll, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Guy Fried, and former Magee patient and Veteran, Brian La Freda. La Freda, a former Marine and Air Force Reserve Captain, suffered a spinal cord injury in 2006 when the cargo plane he was piloting experienced technical difficulties and he was forced to make a crash landing.

The press conference will be held in the second floor conference room, and all attendees will be available to the press for questions and interviews.

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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