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  • News Article
    February 19,  2019

    HMS PMR at SRN Faculty Presenting at AAP 2019 - Spaulding Rehab

    AAP Physiatry 19Puerto Rico, February 19-23 Sampling of HMS PM&R Faculty Presenting: 2019 Spotlight SpeakerSynergies Between the AAP & Cochrane Rehabilitation: Education, Research, Knowledge TranslationSabrina Paganoni, MD, PhDSaturday 2/23 10:30am-11:30am Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Beyond the Horizon (Pre-Conference Workshop)Joanne Borg-Stein, MDWednesday 2/20 1:00pm-5:00pm Adaptive Sports Programs: Considerations, Complications, CollaborationCheri Blauwet, MD & Mary PatstoneThursday 2/21 7:30am-9:00am Breaking Down Employment Barriers for Persons with Disabilities: The Physiatrist's RoleOz Mondejar & Chloe Slocum, MD, MPHThursday 2/21 6:45am-7:30am Climate Change & Persons with Disabilities: It's Time for ActionChloe Slocum, MD, MPHThursday 2/21 3:30pm-5:00pm Movement Dysfunction & Failed Rehab Syndrome: A Paradigm Shift in Treating Back PainDana Kotler, MD & Amy West, MD, MEdThursday 2/21 3:30pm-5:00pm Collaborating with Industry: Is it For You?Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD, David Binder, MD, MBA, Ross Zafonte, DOFriday 2/22 7:30am-9:00am Maintaining Muscle Function Across the Lifespan: The State of the ScienceJonathan Bean, MDFriday 2/22 7:30am-9:00am Visit us in the Exhibit Hall at booth 424!  Stop by our table at the Job and Fellowship

  • News Article
    October 17,  2018

    Cape Cod Medical Staff Speaks Out Against Question 1 - Spaulding Rehab

    SANDWICH, MA –  In an effort to educate the public about the potential damaging effects of ballot question 1, physicians at  Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod have written letters to the editor stating their opposition to rigid nurse staffing ratios.  Their letter follows: As physicians at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, we feel compelled to share why we are voting no on Question 1 and to correct some of the misleading information that is confusing voters. In our hospital setting, we work in teams with nurses, aides, therapists and others to deliver highly individualized care to persons following serious illness, injury, disability, and surgery.  Our model of care requires collaboration, flexibility, and a commitment to work together to put patients’ needs first.  The mandated ratios proposed by the nurses’ union would reduce complex staffing decisions to a simplistic formula, where every patient in every rehab unit in the state is treated the same, regardless of the patient’s needs, the staff’s experience and skill, and the setting.  The proposal is flawed at its most fundamental level, because that’s not how we care for patients in 2018.   The nurses’ union claims that mandated ratios improve quality of care.   In our decades of

  • News Article
    September 12,  2018

    Devastating Impacts of Ballot Question One - Spaulding Rehab

    Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the hospital $4.6 million Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston today announced the negative impacts mandated nurse staffing ratios would have on their viability and their capability to provide safe, quality care to patients across the region. Slated to be Question 1 on the ballot this November, these rigid staffing ratios will devastate community hospitals and behavioral health facilities across Massachusetts. “The care we provide is specialized and unique, and cannot be determined with a government mandated number,” said Mary Beth DiFilippo, Director of Nursing at Spaulding Boston. “The nurses who are here every day understand what our patients needs are and the best way to care for them. This ballot question will not allow our teams to provide the high-quality care Massachusetts hospitals are known for.” The enormous costs associated with the nurse staffing ballot question will set Spaulding Boston back $4.6 million, resulting in major cuts to community health programs. According to an independent study by MassInsight and BW Research Partners, the ballot question will cost the Massachusetts health system $1.3 billion in the first year, and $900 million every year thereafter. The ballot question would require that hospitals across the state, no

  • News Article
    September 12,  2018

    Devastating Impacts of Ballot Question One - Spaulding Rehab

    Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the hospital $3.5 million Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge (Spaulding Cambridge) today announced the negative impacts mandated nurse staffing ratios would have on their viability and their capability to provide safe, quality care to patients across the region. Slated to be Question 1 on the ballot this November, these rigid staffing ratios will devastate community hospitals and behavioral health facilities across Massachusetts. “As a nurse I am very concerned about the unintended consequences of this strict, government mandated ratio bill that will eliminate the ability of professional nurses to assess and flex staffing to meet the changing needs of our patients,” said Joanne Fucile, RN, DNP, CRRN, Director of Nursing at Spaulding Cambridge. “Nurse staffing decisions are complex and we need to take into consideration the patient acuity, the experience of the RN and the Hospital environment in which they are delivering care.  It will also limit patient access to healthcare services if we cannot meet the rigid ratios at all times.” The enormous costs associated with the nurse staffing ballot question will set Spaulding Cambridge back $3.5 million, resulting in major cuts to community health programs. According to an independent

  • News Article
    September 12,  2018

    Devastating Impacts of Ballot Question One - Spaulding Rehab

    Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would increase costs, reduce access to care Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod (Spaulding Cape Cod) today announced the negative impacts mandated nurse staffing ratios would have on its ability to provide safe, quality care to patients across Cape Cod and the South Shore and to its viability. Slated to be Question 1 on the ballot this November, proposed rigid staffing ratios will devastate community hospitals and behavioral health facilities across Massachusetts. “Our nurses are on the leading edge of efforts to deliver quality care in the rehabilitation setting, and the hospital needs to ensure they have every tool and resource they need to care for our patients,” says Stephanie Nadolny, MHA, Vice President of Hospital Operations at Spaulding Cape Cod. “This ballot question will hinder, not support, our care teams’ ability to provide the high quality care Massachusetts patients experience.” In fact, Massachusetts hospitals rank #4 in patient safety, according to Leapfrog’s 2018 report, the national database that tracks patient safety. California, the only state to have implemented universal nurse staffing ratios, ranks #25. The costs associated with the nurse staffing ballot question are unfunded and will set Spaulding Cape Cod back $1.9 million per

  • News Article
    August 14,  2018

    U.S. News Ranking 2018 - Spaulding Rehab

    (BOSTON, MA) -Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of #2 in the 2018 US News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, climbing two spots to reach its highest rank ever in the survey.  Spaulding has ascended from a #14 position back in the year 2000 and is the only current top 10 rated rehabilitation hospital that has increased its rank so dramatically. Spaulding continues to be the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.  “To achieve this prestigious ranking reflects the outstanding skill and excellence of the thousands of dedicated people who are part of Spaulding,” said David E. Storto, President, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “This validates the commitment we have all made to raise the importance of rehabilitation medicine to be on par with the elite centers of healing in the world.” Spaulding continues to expand its efforts in advocacy and research and has been recognized as the top overall rehabilitation medicine residency program and highest research output in the country by the Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding was also honored by DisabilityIN as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” with a

  • News Article
    July 20,  2018

    JAMA Women Physicians underrepresented in Pediatric Journals - Spaulding Rehab

    Boston, MA – Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Drexel University College of Medicine published a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Open titled, “Assessment of Women Physicians Among Authors of Perspective-Type Articles Published in High-Impact Pediatric Journals” examining the role gender may play in opinion articles published in high impact journals, which in turn, likely have an important role in creating opportunities for professional advancement. The study built upon previous work on gender disparities in medicine and barriers to professional advancement. Among the documented issues women physicians face are disparities in opportunities for publications, professional presentations, awards and recognitions. This study looked specifically at the pediatric specialty and four high impact journals related to it. Even though most pediatricians are women (approximately 62%), the study found that all four journals underrepresented women physicians among first authors of perspective-type articles where they would have an opportunity to express their opinions and provide insights that may influence the field and their own careers. Notably, all four journals are led by editors-in-chiefs who are men and all have formal affiliations with medical societies that physicians belong to in order to support their careers. Importantly, for more than

  • News Article
    July 12,  2018

    Spaulding Honored by Disability Equality Index as Top Place to Work - Spaulding Rehab

    For second year in row Spaulding honored as a "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion" Washington, D.C. – Disability: IN formerly the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) today released the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) – the fourth year measured by the Index. Among the 126 employers recognized was the Boston based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network which earned the highest score possible of 100 on the index. Fortune 1000 and Am Law 100 companies across twenty-five unique business sectors participated in the 2018 DEI, with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. Companies received their recognitions at the USBLN 20 annual conference in Las Vegas. "To achieve a perfect score in the 2018 Disability Index is truly a proud achievement for all of us at Spaulding.  This is a testament to the commitment from our entire workforce to embrace that inclusion should be part of everything we do. Work is empowering for all of us and whether you live with a disability or are re-entering the workforce as a returning veteran, you deserve an equal opportunity.  We are so proud to be among

  • News Article
    June 4,  2018

    Loris Karius treated by Dr. Ross Zafonte - Spaulding Rehab

    We have received numerous calls today regarding the health status of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. With Mr. Karius’s permission, we are providing information about his medical situation in an effort to prevent, where possible, the dissemination of incomplete or erroneous information. On May 31, 2018 Mr. Karius underwent a comprehensive examination by Dr. Ross Zafonte and Dr. Lenore Herget in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history – including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms – physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr. Karius sustained a concussion during the match May 26, 2018. At the time of our evaluation, Mr. Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance. We also note that Mr. Karius has reported significant and steady improvement since the concussive event, and we expect him to make a full recovery based on the results of the examination. We expect that with treatment and by following prescribed activity protocols he will continue

  • News Article
    February 12,  2018

    NBC 10 Run the Marathon with Us - Spaulding Rehab

    Boston, MA – Spaulding, a leader in rehabilitative medicine and research, has added reporters Caroline Connolly and Eli Rosenberg from NBC 10 Boston and New England Cable News to the roster of its 2018 Spaulding Race for Rehab Boston Marathon© Team. For over ten years, Spaulding has fielded its “Race for Rehab” team to raise critical dollars to support its programs. The Spaulding Race for Rehab team has grown into one of Boston’s premier charity teams, this year with 78 runners expected to raise well over $600,000 to benefit Spaulding’s clinical care and research programs.  "It is an honor to team up with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network," Rosenberg said. "In the coming months, I look forward to sharing the stories of patients with astounding perseverance and the dedicated work of those at Spaulding." Connolly added, “I am constantly inspired by the patients and staff I have met at Spaulding. This is a place that helps people lead lives that are not defined by injury or disability. It’s an honor to run for them." Over the next two months, Caroline, Eli and their fellow team members will be training and fundraising.  Spaulding's programs include Stroke, Burn Injury, Amputee, Spinal Cord Injury,