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As a U.S. News&World Report Best Hospital, Magee Rehabilitation knows that helping their patients heal involves more than just treating their bodies.

It means healing their souls.

And thanks to a 5 year grant from the Gray Charitable Trust, a small family foundation based in Bryn Mawr, PA, Magees Art Therapy program will be doing a lot more of that.

The grant provides Magee with the funds to increase the amount of time patients spend creating, venting, expressing and enjoying themselves through art by allowing for a full-time Art Therapist.

And the benefits are vast.

"Patients use a variety of materials to create drawings, paintings, collage and sculpture," said Magee's Art Therapist, Lori Tiberi, who is looking forward to doubling the amount of time she spends working with patients from 20 to 40 hours per week. "Doing so increases fine motor skills, upper extremity strength, and coordination and balance. Emotionally, patients increase self-esteem, self-awareness and insight, reduce stress, develop coping skills, and learn self expression through creativity."

Art Therapy is just a part of Magees Clinical Outreach Program which also includes horticultural therapy, theatre classes, pastoral care, and various sports programs.

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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