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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will brighten the season for its patients and their families with a festive Holiday Party that will feature - in order of importance here in Philly - the Phillies 2008 World Series Trophy, Pat Croce, and Santa. The party will take place on Sunday, December 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Magee, located at 16th and Race Streets in Philadelphia.

Along with the special visitors, festivities will feature all the sights, sounds and merriment of the season such as catered food, holiday treats, presents for patients, and toys handed out by Santa Claus to their children. The children's gifts are donated each year by IBEW, Local Union #98.

This will be the 12th consecutive year that the party is sponsored by Mark Chilutti and his family. Chilutti, the Hospital's Assistant Vice President of Development, was a patient at Magee during the holiday season of 1996 after he was shot by men who had robbed his jewelry store. Since then, he and his family have had a special empathy with patients in the same circumstances.

Being in a hospital during the holidays is very difficult, said Chilutti. At Magee, there are usually about 90 patients working to regain their independence, often after a life-changing injury. We want to make sure all the patients and their families have cards and gifts to open, and to have a party of their own to celebrate the season.

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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