CARF Also Re-accredits SRI’s Stroke and Brain Injury Programs
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Sutter Rehabilitation Institute this week received accreditation for the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries and amputations from international accrediting body CARF, becoming the only medical rehabilitation center in the greater Sacramento region with an advanced program to provide specialized rehabilitation care for these patients.
With the new accreditations, the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute’s spinal cord program is one of eight CARF-accredited programs in California and the amputation program is one out of only four in the state.
In addition to the new accreditations, Sutter Rehabilitation Institute also received re-accreditation for its stroke and brain injury programs. These recognitions represent the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. Read More about Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Receives Accreditations for Amputations, Spinal Cord Injuries
Local Facility Achieves Accreditation for Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Stroke
Roseville, Calif. – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute a three-year accreditation for its delivery of state-of-the-art intensive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults disabled by illness or injury. Sutter Rehabilitation Institute has garnered the three-year CARF designation in comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, with specialty accreditations in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. Read More about Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
About 100 stroke survivors and caregivers boarded buses at the Sutter Cancer Center Friday, Sept. 27, that were taking them to the 11th annual Sutter Stroke Camp at the Silver Spur campgrounds in Tuolumne.Founded and organized by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, the Sutter Stroke Camp was the first of its kind in the United States and has spawned other, similar stroke camps across the nation. The camp begins on Friday evening and ends Monday morning, when the campers catch buses back to Sacramento. Read More about Stroke Survivors Head Off to Camp
Adora Matthews, M.D., has been appointed as Medical Director for the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute (SRI). Dr. Matthews comes to SRI after a two-year stint as medical director for Carolina’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, S.C., a 42-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility. She previously served as medical director for 13 years and associate medical director for two years, at the 88-acute bed inpatient hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, S.C.
Dr. Matthews received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., and attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency in physical rehabilitation medicine at the University of California Los Angeles Multi-Campus Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Training Program in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Matthews is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
As medical director for SRI, Dr. Matthews will provide and supervise the medical care provided; consult on patients in need of acute physical rehabilitation to provide input into therapy services; provide leadership in strategic planning, program development and research; and serve as a consultant for other hospital programs that interface with SRI.
The field of occupational therapy had never occurred to Roseville resident Brandy Cosgrove, occupational therapist (OT) at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute. Instead, she pursued studies to become a physical therapist. She became interested in this line of work as a teenager in high school after a friend’s father had accidentally fallen off a roof and became paralyzed. Cosgrove saw first-hand how the therapists interacted with the father and the family.
During her studies she job shadowed an OT and fell in love with this profession. She quickly changed from physical therapy to occupational therapy in order to work with patients who had been injured or had suffered a debilitating illness. While Cosgrove mostly works with patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, she also works with stroke patients and other patients who have undergone orthopedic repairs.
Traumatic brain injury comes from an impact to the head from a direct blow or from sudden movement such as severe shaking. Most patients suffered Read More about Occupational Therapist Helps Patients Live Life to Fullest