Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab is proud to announce it will be hosting monthly brain injury support groups for its participants, patients, families, and the community. The meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Refreshments, educational materials and a spirit of community and support are offered.
The inaugural meeting of the Brain Injury Support group was held Tuesday May 12, 2015 with 13 individuals coming together to share their personal stories of living with a brain injury. The support group setting fosters encouragement, compassion, friendship and information on brain injury among its members at no charge and with all welcome.
Caroline Feller, support group facilitator, initiated the support group to respond to a community need and to reinforce the message that individuals with brain injury are not alone in their recovery. The next meeting at Lakeview, 1701 Sharp Road, Waterford, WI, will be held on Tuesday June 9th at 6:30 PM.
The Impact of Trauma on Child Development:
Individual, Family & Community Response
(a psychological first aid approach)
WHEN: 9:00 am to 11:30 am Thursday, June 4, 2015
WHERE: Merka Theatre, Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab, Waterford, WI
Featuring our distinguished presenter:
Dr. Becky Brown, Director of Youth Services
Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab
Jennie Glover is a Case Manager. She joined the Lakeview NeuroCare team in October 2013. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern University in 2008 and a Master of Social Service degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2013. She completed a post-graduate certification program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ms. Glover worked as a Foster Care Social Worker in the Philadelphia area for 2 years before pursuing her Master’s degree. While in graduate school she worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff Worker and BHRS Case Manager with children and adolescents with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and other mental health diagnoses and a Group/Lead Counselor at the Autism Support STAP in Delaware County, PA.
Regina Brimmer, BCBA is the Behavior Specialist at Lakeview's Lewistown Program in PA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and received her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. Ms. Brimmer has completed post graduate coursework in Counseling Psychology as well as Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Specialist under the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Areas of special interest include specific behavior challenges among the Autism population and techniques of teaching verbal behavior.
Wound Care Program Consistently Improved Patient Quality of Care - Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab - Wisconsin
The Wound Care Program at Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab in Wisconsin, lead by Dori Schell RNC WCCN and assisted by Rebecca Schmidt RN WCCN, have consistently improved patient quality of care over the last five years at Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab. Currently, Lakeview Specialty Hospital and Rehab is working through its 8th month of no In- house Pressure Ulcers, a significant achievement within an LTACH setting serving the most medically complex patients.
Kean Quinton, M.A., Program Director at Lakeview’s Lewistown Program in Pennsylvania. Mr. Quinton has been involved in the health care filed since 1987. Initially working in surgery with York Hospital in Pennsylvania, Mr. Quinton transferred to inpatient child/adolescent psychiatric services in 1992. Since that time, Mr. Quinton’s work experience has involved working with range of mental health work with in home care, residential settings, and outpatient services. This has included work with adults in mental health, substance abuse and the York County Drug Court Program. Before transferring to Lakeview Neuro Rehab, Mr. Quinton was the supervisor for a Multi Disciplinary Autism Program for York, Adams and surrounding counties in Central Pennsylvania.
Caroline Feller's Annual Brain Injury Awareness Talk - Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab-Wisconsin
Wednesday February 11, 2015 marked the 9th consecutive year, Ms. Caroline Feller, Director of Community Development presented her annual brain injury awareness talk to high school students at Divine Savior Holy Angels. Each year, Ms. Feller presents to the honors anatomy and physiology classes on the silent epidemic of brain injury reviewing brain injury prevention, prevalence, basic brain anatomy, brain behavioral relationships, and the functional implications after a brain injury occurs. Ms. Feller focus part of her presentation on sports and concussions; reviewing the signs and symptoms of a concussion, the importance of reporting a concussion, and concussion management including return to play guidelines.
“It is the time of year I look forward to in hopes of inspiring these young minds to enter the field of brain injury that has provided such joy to me over the years”, states Ms. Feller
On January 13th and 14th, Lakeview's Youth Program Director, Dr. James Lewis and Lisa Rivard provided a training on childhood trauma as a result of exposure to violence. More than 50 NH Fish and Game Officers were in attendance for this complimentary training in Concord, NH. The basic take-away message to the group was that these officers see much more mental illness and children traumatized by exposure to violence than they do at Lakeview or any other facility. Lakeview, however, has considerable resources in understanding how to respond to mental illness and to children from a developmental perspective. Dr. Lewis utilized modular training that had been developed specifically for various law enforcement entities and distributed handouts.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Becky Brown to Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab as the Director of Youth Services. Dr. Browns comes to Lakeview with extensive and comprehensive clinical, program development and administrative skills.
As 2014 draws to a close, we wanted to Thank-You for your support of our Lakeview Programs this year. Lakeview looks forward to continuing to improve outcomes for patients & families impacted by neurological disease and disorders.
Caroline Feller, Director of Community Development, was honored to be a part of this inspirational story of the Johnson family in partnership with the GE Healthy Imagination Team. The link below shares the story of Kaitlyn and her journey of recovery after sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury.
“ It was an honor to be part of this joyous experience and reflect on our gifts as we enter this wonderful time of year”, states Caroline Feller.