We are honored to serve individuals with brain injuries and their families. To our program participants and families: We thank you for choosing Lakeview to assist you through your rehabilitation journey and wish you continued success to achieve your hopes and dreams. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone - it does not discriminate. Over two million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. This month, and every month, we celebrate the accomplishments of those living with brain injury, and seek to do our part to promote brain injury prevention, education, research and access to care.
Scott LaPoint, Neuropsychology Intern at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, provided an educational presentation on concussion to Effingham Elementary School on 1/18 and Cornerstone Christian Academy on 1/31. The presentation titled “You Forgot Your Helmet” provided both parents and students with injury prevention facts and the signs and symptoms of concussion. Each hour long session focused on the myths surrounding concussions and realities of their potential long term academic and social ramifications. The presentation was both humorous and informative. In addition to the presentation, Mr. LaPoint raffled off several bicycle helmets that were generously donated by the Brain Injury Association of America.
Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations & Development spent Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. For the past six years, Ms. Feller presents Brain Injury 101 to the Honors Anatomy and Physiology class. The class is comprised of over 70 aspiring juniors and seniors. Ms. Feller highlights basic brain neuro-anatomy, brain-behavior relations, functional implications of a brain injury and family role changes. The students engage in discussions around sports related concussions, adverse effects of alcohol and drug use while driving, and the rehabilitation journey after one sustains an injury. The focus of the visit each year is to increase the awareness of brain injury through reminding the students a brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone; a brain injury does not discriminate. Ms. Feller states,” I look forward to this invitation each year to share my passion for brain injury and with the hope to inspire future professionals to enter this rewarding and compelling field”.
Joint Commission Accreditation Status for Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Adult and Children Residential Programs
Lakeview is pleased to announce that Rob Williams, MS, has joined the Lakeview leadership team as Administrator of Lakeview Wisconsin’s Midwest Residential and Community Programs including: Lakeview’s Residential Youth Program, Hillside Special Education Certified School, Adult Community-Based Residential Facility for neurorehabilitation and neurobehavioral treatment all in Waterford, WI; the Lakeview Behavioral Health Clinics in Waterford and Mt. Pleasant (Racine), WI; and the Mill Pond community residence in Westfield, WI. Mr. Williams has a long and distinguished career in rehabilitation, including positions as the Program Manager of Neurorehabilitation and Supported Living at Learning Services, NC in 2013; as Director of Neurobehavioral Programs for Mentor/NeuroRestorative – Carbondale, IL (2011-2013) where he had served from 1997 in progressively more responsible roles encompassing the breadth of post-acute rehabilitation as Director of Residential Services (2008-2011), Case Manager-Neurobehavioral Program (2002- 2008); Rehabilitation Therapist (1999-2002), Vocational Job Coach-Neurobehavioral Program (1998-1999) and Life Skills Therapist-Neurobehavioral Program (1997-1998). Mr. Williams received his BA in Psychology and MS in Rehabilitation Administration from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, where he was honored with the 2009 Janet and David Stover Award from the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University. Mr. Williams will be joining Robyn Rushing, VP of Medical Operations & Development and Hospital Administrator, as well as Caroline Feller, MS, OT, CBIST, Director of Community Relations & Development, to continue expanding and enhancing Lakeview’s post-acute programs and services for persons with neurological, developmental, behavioral and medically complex diagnoses in the Midwest.
As part of Lakeview’s ongoing quality improvement plan, a nationally recognized incident investigation training for 12 key staff representing Lakeview programs from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Hampshire, was held in February of 2014. The training, provided by Labor Relations Alternatives, Inc. (http://www.lraconsultants.com), consisted of a three day course reviewing fundamental principles of investigation, including: The role of speed, thoroughness and objectivity in the conduct of a real investigation; Fundamental definition of the types and forms of evidence; Techniques for collecting detailed information from witnesses; Methodologies for preserving testimonial evidence and the collection of other documentary evidence; and Reconciling conflicting evidence. Lakeview is proud to announce that all training participants successfully completed the certification exam.
In collaboration with Compass Learning personnel, both Lakeview Special Education accredited private schools (Waterford, Wisconsin and Effingham, New Hampshire) are implementing Compass Leaning tools. The teachers, staff and administrators have completed the 5 hour training to implement Odyssey. The Compass Learning Odyssey® suite of learning solutions includes lessons and activities that are based on current and confirmed research about the way today’s students think and learn. Odyssey curricula for primary and secondary students facilitate differentiated and personalized instruction, while formative assessments and reporting tools help drive data-driven decision making (www.compasslearning.com). Lakeview’s teachers have identified individual lessons for students based on instructional data and students will begin the New Year using the Compass Learning Odyssey Program as part of our on-going efforts to utilize best practices in education and treatment of youth with autism, TBI, behavioral challenges and neurodevelopmental conditions.
Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center sponsored a four person team to participate in the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This golf tournament was held at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Gilford, NH. Lakeview was represented by Dr. Nick Cioe, Director of QA/QI, Ken Kosowicz, CFO and AJ Hayward, Direct Support Provider. Derek Guptill, Associate Director of Education had to put work ahead of fun and could not attend. The Lakeview Team made an impressive showing, shooting a 12 under par 58 and finishing 1st overall! Lakeview is pleased to continue on-going support for NH BIA.
“CHANGE, CONFLICT, BARRIERS…HOW TO DEAL!”, the NH Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 (Columbus Day Weekend) at the Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The NHRA is pleased to announce the program will include:
Morning Keynote: Gerri King, PhD, President of Human Dynamics Associates - author, national speaker and business consultant on “Managing Change” (plus a break-out session on Sabotaging Success); Cabrinni Kulash-Tobin, NAMI presenter on “In Our Own Words”; Robert Vear from Always Room to Grow on Conflict Resolution; Tina Trudel, PhD, COO of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Centers on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in Military and Civilian Populations, Barry Litt, MFT on EMDR; and the afternoon Keynote “Laugh and Learn” panel featuring professional comedians with disabilities who pull no punches about challenges they face in their lives and careers – with sharp wit and brutal honesty.
Registration is from 8:00-8:45 and the fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and CEU’s. Member registration is $115, non-member $125 and student (with ID) $50. For more information or special needs request contact Judy Sanderson - firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 410-6596. CEU’s applied for. Please be on time. Sessions will begin promptly as scheduled.
Tina M. Trudel, PhD will be a featured speaker addressing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussive syndrome at the 2013 NH Adjusters Conference on Friday, October 11th. The conference will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (registration begins at 7:30 AM) at the Radisson Hotel, 11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062. The program will provide seven Workers Compensation or Multi-line credits with Luncheon included. The cost is $125 for members of the NH Adjuster’s Association and $150 for non-members.