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The Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab Adult Residential Program of the Waterford, WI braved the cold and windy weather on the morning of Saturday, October 4, and participated in the 11th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of WI (BIAW) Walk for Thought.
Staff and residents participated in the walk bringing together people from across the state who have been touched by brain injury. The walk helped raise awareness in the community and help BIAW continue to provide resources, services, programs, and support to individuals with brain injury, their families and professionals.
Lakeview is a proud supporter of BIAW continuing its long standing history of commitment to those affected by brain injury and the over 6,000 new Wisconsinites who sustain a brain injury each year.
Daniel Murray, MS, OT/L at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center receives 2014 Compass Award from Area Agency
Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center’s Daniel Murray was recently nominated and selected as a recipient of the 2014 Compass Award. This award recognizes an individual or entity that exemplifies, “Guidance, Support and Advocacy,” and has selflessly taken action toward helping our local communities be more informed, better places for all to enjoy, and welcoming for citizens of all abilities. He will be honored and presented with the award at the Community Crossroad’s premier biennial event, Celebrating Community Partnerships, which takes place October 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Atkinson Country Club.
Mr. Murray is a longstanding Occupational Therapist at the Lakeview Effingham, NH location. He is instrumental in the coordination and facilitation of therapy for Lakeview’s adult residents. Mr. Murray is a leader in his field and has both published and presented on topics related to Brain Injury and treatment best practices.
On Sunday, September 28, amidst the skirl of Scottish bagpipes, Lakeview Administrator Dave Armstrong, led the center’s residents and staff participation in the 28th Annual Walk by the Sea.
It was a beautiful, sunny day for the event, of which 18 residents from the Lakeview Effingham campus, Freedom House, Victorian House and Thompson House successfully completed the walk. The center surpassed all prior fundraising goals by raising $2,707.59 for the Brain Injury Association of NH, which marks the largest sum collected by Lakeview thus far, marking an incredible achievement.
This year, fundraising took place not only on campus but also throughout the community. Participating locations were Boyles’ Family store, Tractor Supply Store, and Family Dollar Store. For many weeks, our residents advocated for themselves and educated not only NH residents about brain injury, but also many visitors to the area. Residents were readily able to use social, cognitive and functional skills during while advocating for themselves, all skills they have learned at Lakeview.
Lakeview Specialty Hospital Rehab-Wisconsin
On Thursday, October 2, 2014 Lakeview Specialty Hospital in Waterford Wisconsin hosted a seminar for over 50 participants in the Merka Theatre. The seminar, entitled Brain Injury-Strategies and Treatment through the Continuum of Care, featured three distinguished presenters in the field of brain injury.
Mary Voegeli, FNP-BC, CRRN from Medical College of Wisconsin opened the day addressing Sleep Disorders after Brain Injury. Dr. Nicholas Ketchum, Medical College of Wisconsin followed Ms. Voegeli’s presentation focusing on Spasticity Management following a Traumatic Brain Injury. The day finished with our own COO, Dr. Tina Trudel addressing the participants on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brain Injury.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 marks a special day for Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab in Waterford, Wisconsin. Lakeview received its official State Brain Certification for three levels of care programs including: coma recovery, neurobehavioral, and TBI neurorehabilitation.
Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab is the premier choice for patients requiring continued treatment for medical complexities, neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental needs. Licensed as an acute care hospital and designated as a Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab has proven success in the following core programs: Ventilator/Tracheostomy weaning; Complex Wound Care and Wound Healing; Brain Injury and Coma Recovery, and residential care for adults and youth with neurodevelopmental challenges.
The current administration at Lakeview has owned and operated this Joint Commission and CARF-accredited facility since 1995. At present, our continuum of services includes: a 39-bed LTACH, Brain Injury programs, a Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Program, Special Education Services within an Accredited School, and an Adult Post-acute Rehabilitation, Community-Re-entry and Assisted Living Programs. Lakeview also operates an outpatient behavioral health clinic and EMS services which complement the service array delineated above.
To learn more about Lakeview programs, please call 1-800-611-2063.
Lakeview is pleased to announce that Diane Gutierrez, MEd, has joined our Northeast programs as Associate Administrator, overseeing Case Management, Community Programs and Quality Assurance. Ms. Gutierrez has a background in education and psychology, and has over twenty years in healthcare, specializing in acute care, residential, and home & community-based programs. She completed her initial training in brain injury at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) of Houston, TX, one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation hospitals, where she was part of a TBI Model System and other federal grant projects.
This conference has been developed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals, service providers, and individuals with brain injuries and their families. The goal of the conference is to share current information, techniques, and strategies with attendees and to identify trends that will shape future brain injury services provided by area organizations.Who Should Attend
Health care professionals who provide services for patients following injury to the brain. The conference is appropriate for physicians, mental health care providers, nurses, care coordinators, case managers, social workers, speech language pathologists, educational
WHEN: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday October 2, 2014
WHERE: Merka Theatre, Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab, Waterford, WI
Our distinguished presenters include:
Dr. Nicholas Ketchum, Physiatrist, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary Voegeli, Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Tina Trudel, Neuropsychologist, COO Lakeview NeuroCare, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Centers and Specialty Hospitals, and Lakeview Care Partners
REGISTER AT lvbi.eventbee.com
No later than September 26, 2014
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Maurice Regan, PhD, an experienced, licensed psychologist, is Lakeview’s full-time Director of our APPIC accredited doctoral internship program in psychology. Dr. Regan has served as a psychologist in private practice, as a consultant to youth programs, and in forensic settings, including NH state prison and regional detention centers. Within his private practice experience, his work has focused on school assessments, neuropsychological evaluation and behavioral interventions. Dr. Regan has held faculty positions at North Shore College (Criminal Justice) , Southern NH University (Psychology & Education), Notre Dame College (Psychology & Education), Rivier College and Colby Sawyer College, among others. He received his MA and PhD in Psychology from Alliant University, San Diego, CA and his BA in Psychology from San Diego State University. Dr. Regan is a licensed pilot, competitive swimmer and was a NH State Representative from 1994-1996.
Joan comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a Certified Case Manager and Certified Rehabilitation Nurse. She has been a Director of Nursing in SNF and rehabilitation settings, a Rehabilitation Manager in diverse programs, and served in the US Army as a nurse in military hospitals in the US, Germany and Italy. Joan received her nursing degree from NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH and a BS in Counseling/Funeral Service from Dallas Institute, Dallas, TX. She is a dementia care educator, bereavement counselor and has served as a Mercy Ship volunteer in Benin, West Africa.
Dr. Philip Savia works for Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) in Laconia. As part of Lakeview’s growing partnership with LRGH he will be coming to Effingham site twice a month to provide neurology services. Dr. Savia has been with the Laconia Clinic since 2009. Prior to joining the Clinic, Dr. Savia spent 20 years as the Medical Director of the Salt Lake Headache Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology; United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties – Headache Medicine. He is a graduate of St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. He did his residency at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT with a specialty in Headache Medicine, Neurology (Pediatric and Adult), and Neurology.
Dr. Savia is replacing long time Neurologist, Gary Usher, MD who providing outstanding service to Lakeview for over twenty years. As a part of Lakeview’s comprehensive assessment process and commitment to excellence; all residents are seen by the Neurologist regardless of diagnosis.
Theresa Stevens, Infection Control Manager for Lakeview, is having an impact at the local, regional and national level with her work on infection control.
Ms. Stevens serves as a current board member for the Southeastern Wisconsin APIC chapter and is the current chair of the Education Committee. Ms. Stevens has recently been elected to serve as a committee member of the APIC National Public Policy Committee, which is responsible for reviewing federal policy on infection control and submitting comments to Congress for review.
Lakeview will take a moment of silence on Thursday August 14, 2014 along with our nation’s Veteran Heroes, to celebrate as President Barack Obama signs into law continued funding to rehabilitate veterans with traumatic brain injuries. Last week, Congress passed a $16.3-billion VA bill that included a measure sponsored by Senators Cory Booker, D-NJ, and Dean Heller, R-NV, authorizing a three year extension for the VA TBI pilot program that provides assisted living and neurorehabilation to those with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, a program that has supported numerous veterans in Lakeview programs who have achieved successful outcomes from blast and brain injuries.According to the Department of Defense, more than 300,000 service members have suffered TBI since 2000, primarily from blast injuries. Unfortunately, the injuries have become a grim signature of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where improvised explosive devices were widely used to attack our service members.Lakeview is honored to be a contracted civilian provider providing neurorehabilatation and brain injury services in WI and NH to our returning service members. We have had the privilege to support and serve a number of service members in our programs, and have seen firsthand the benefit of continued neurorehabilatation focusing on community re-entry.Lakeview thanks our advocates, Wounded Warriors and Congress for their tireless work to ensure the supports and services we owe the men and women who serve our country. For more information: Stars and Stripes
Christina Young, Youth Neuropsychology Intern at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Effingham, NH was accepted into the post-doctoral fellowship program in Child Neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. During the two-year program, she will receive clinical training and conduct research at The Help Group, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to serving young people with special needs, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
Ms. Young is one of many Neuropsychological Intern’s that have been apart of Lakeview NH’s APPIC training program. While at Lakeview the interns work with both youth and adults with neurobehavioral challenges. They provide Neuropsychological testing and individual therapy under the supervision of a seasoned Neuropsychologist.
Our distinguished presenters include:
Dr. Nicholas Ketchum, Physiatrist, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary Voegeli, Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Tina Trudel, COO
Lakeview NeuroCare, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Centers and
Specialty Hospitals, and Lakeview Care Partners
Dr. James Lewis, Director of Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center’s Youth Program has been, over the past few months, hard at work extending the message and understanding of the residence and clients of Lakeview. By providing multiple presentations to local law enforcement officers and Fish and Game personnel, Dr. Lewis’ has begun the process of enlightening and providing basic and introductory training to law enforcement regarding the most effective way to handle and respond to situations where mental illness plays a role.
Mary Burnell is one of many evening nurses at Effingham, NH’s Lakeview location. This past December Mary was recognized as the 2014 Employee of the Year at Lakeview for her excellence in nursing care.
Mary started off her nursing career as an LPN at Maine Medical Center working on the Cardiac-Thoracic unit. After receiving her RN she worked as a Charge Nurse at a skilled-nursing rehabilitating facility in Maine for many years. Looking for new challenging career opportunities, Mary discovered Lakeview where she has been happily employed and working in the Main House residence for over three years now.
Mary’s road to ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Certification began when a family member suffered a manic episode. They were diagnosed with a mood disorder, Bi-polar 1. It was this terrifying and tragic experience that led her in the direction of pursuing ANCC certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse. The ANCC Certification Program is nationally accredited and ANCC-certified nurses are considered experts in their specialties. ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
When Mary isn’t working at Lakeview she enjoys Landscape watercolor painting and hiking. Mary has hiked all 48 of the 4,000 footers in the White Mountains, as well as other challenging hikes in the Grand Canyon, Hawaii and Switzerland.
Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH is pleased to announce that as of April 1, 2014, it will be partnering with Omnicare Pharmacy, a professional pharmacy service provider. With more than three decades of service, Omnicare Pharmacy delivers practical, innovative solutions to daily challenges. Omnicare service features specialized packaging for accurate, efficient administration of medications, complete infusion therapy service, and an extensive web-based pharmacy portal called Omniview.
This exciting opportunity will allow greater access to medications around the clock, improve our drug delivery processes and improve safety. Omnicare serves healthcare locations nationwide including long-term care facilities, hospitals, transitional care units, and other specialty centers. They are professionals in the pharmacy business and have an excellent track record for service delivery.
On May 8 and 9, staff from Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center of Effingham, NH made up of Administrator David Armstrong, Director of Adult Programs Joe Viana, and Director of Nursing Lorene Zammuto were in Center Stafford, NH for the “Military Orientation Training for Brain Injury Professionals,” an intensive, interactive day learning about some of what soldiers experience in the battlefield.
This training allowed Lakeview representatives to better understand the physical and mental toll that war takes on veterans and how Lakeview can better treat its patients who have been in a war zone.
The training began by giving attendees a standard-issue ballistic vest and helmet, ear buds and protective eyewear. Over the course of the day the Lakeveiw employees were given the chance to ride in a Humvee, shoot automatic weapon replicas, experience a medical evacuation, and go for a spin in a Black Hawk helicopter.
We are pleased to have Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, physician/writer/mother, and author of Crash, as our opening Keynote Speaker; and Hilary Zayed presenting the 1st Annual Beverley Bryant Memorial Lecture: “ Reinventing Oneself - A Defining Moment”.
Who should attend: open to all the public: educational professionals, health care providers, survivors, family members, and students interested in learning more about the effects of brain injury and the progress that is being made to give survivors a full and healthy life. There will be a variety of topics offered within four tracks.
For more information, call Lori Sandefur at 603-568-8817.