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Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Effingham, NH welcomes new Neurologist Dr. Philip Savia

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.

Lakeview Celebrates Extension of the VA TBI Pilot Program

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, NH

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Effingham, NH

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.

Brain Injury: Strategies and Treatments Through the Continuum of Care

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, October 2, 2014

9 AM – 3 PM
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, COO
Lakeview NeuroCare, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Centers and
Specialty Hospitals, and Lakeview Care Partners

Dr. James Lewis Works with Law Enforcement Regarding Mental Illness

Dr. James Lewis and Chief ButtsDr. 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.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Effingham, NH recognizes Mary Burnell RN-BC

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 of NH Announces Partnership with Omnicare Pharmacy

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.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Effingham, NH participates in MOTBIP Training

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.

5th Annual Conference on Defining Moments in Brain Injury

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center
USM, Portland, Maine

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.

Lakeview’s Specialty Hospital & Rehab Participates in a Soccer Event Led by the FC Wisconsin Eclipse U-17 Team

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In the spirit of the World Cup, on Thursday July 10th, Lakeview’s Specialty Hospital & Rehab’s Child & Adolescent Complex Care Residential Care Program participated in a soccer event coordinated and led by the FC Wisconsin Eclipse U-17 team.

The team began with a group warmup guiding the residents and staff through stretching and flexibility exercises. Residents and staff divided into three groups and rotated through three training stations working with the soccer team to sharpen their individual skills. The training focused on passing, dribbling, juggling, and shooting.