AMRPA Honors Medical Rehabilitation Leaders at Virtual Fall Conference
David E. Storto, president of Partners Continuing Care & Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, receives Edward A. Eckenhoff Memorial Award
(WASHINGTON – October 8, 2020) – During its first virtual Fall Educational Conference & Expo, held October 4-8, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) celebrated excellence in the field of medical rehabilitation with the attendance of hundreds of industry colleagues and peers. The association recognized and honored David E. Storto, president of Partners Continuing Care & Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, with the Edward A. Eckenhoff Memorial Award.
The Edward A. Eckenhoff Memorial Award and Lecture was established in 2018 to honor one of the association’s founding fathers and a visionary leader in the rehabilitation field.
Announcing David E. Storto as the recipient of the award and lecture, Dr. Robert Krug, chair of the AMRPA Board of Directors, said, “David has demonstrated exemplary skills in the areas of advocacy, public policy, clinical excellence, education and research, and has contributed invaluable leadership and distinguished service to the field of medical rehabilitation. A dedicated contributor to association activities, he is a valued member of the AMRPA Board of Directors and treasurer of the executive committee.”
“David is a true leader in our industry, demonstrating what a successful post-acute continuum of care looks like. He has championed quality and safety in care and has advocated for rehabilitation patients at the national and local level. Because of David’s ingenuity, collaboration and leadership skills, his vision of building a state of the art hospital, Spaulding Rehab, came to life,” said Anthony Cuzzola, vice chair of the AMRPA Board of Directors.
Under Storto’s leadership since 1998, Partners Continuing Care, comprised of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home, has been developed as the fully integrated non-acute care services division of MassGeneral Brigham HealthCare based in Boston. He is a trustee of PCC and its subsidiaries, as well as of the Massachusetts General Hospital Health Services Corporation. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Specialty Hospital CEO Group of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) and in 2009 was elected to the MHA Board of Directors. Storto is also active in several other national and state professional associations and community organizations.
In line with AMRPA’s vision of transforming lives through access to the highest quality of medical rehabilitation care, the association regularly recognizes excellence from industry leaders who contribute to the advancement of that vision during its two yearly conferences, the Spring Conference & Congressional Fly-In and the Fall Educational Conference & Expo.
AMRPA is the nation’s only trade organization dedicated solely to the interests of inpatient rehabilitation and represents more than 650 freestanding rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation units of general hospitals. AMRPA member hospitals help their patients maximize their health, functional ability, independence and participation in society so they are able to return to home, work or an active retirement. For more information, visit amrpa.org and follow AMRPA on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
A member of MassGeneral Brigham Health System, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, with a main campus in Charlestown the 2nd ranked rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, along with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and over 25 outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. An acclaimed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding is recognized as the top residency program in the U.S. in the 2020/2021 Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding also was recognized by the 2020 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” For more information, visit www.spauldingrehab.org.
About Partners HealthCare at Home
Partners HealthCare at Home is one of the region’s largest non-profit home health care providers, offering a full range of skilled and innovative home-based services in homes throughout more than 200 towns of Eastern Massachusetts. Instilled by its founding members for more than a century, Partners HealthCare at Home’s mission is to deliver the highest quality services available at home – where the comfort and security of familiar surroundings greatly enhance quality of life. Member of Mass General Brigham, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. For more information visit www.partnersathome.org.