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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.

Dr. Tina Trudel Receives 2014 Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin Education & Community Service Award

Dr. Tina TrudelWISCONSIN DELLS, WI – On May 6, Dr. Tina Trudel of Lakeview Systems, the neurobehavioral and rehabilitation center, received the 2014 Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin Education and Community Service Award at the annual conference in the Wisconsin Dells. Dr. Trudel earned the accolade due to her commitment, dedication, and conviction of her work surrounding brain injuries.

The Brain Injury Alliance of WI thanked her for her tireless dedication in treating, supporting, educating, and understanding individuals with brain injury and their families; and being gracious on numerous accounts to share her knowledge at annual conferences. The Alliance went on to say, “Dr. Trudel is a true friend of individuals with brain injury, their families, and professionals”.

Beyond Dr. Trudel’s numerous academic accomplishments, she has also proved herself as a true advocate for individuals with brain injury, their families, and professionals. She is well known for taking the extra time, asking the extra questions and taking the extra steps for her staff, colleagues, advocacy organizations, and the individuals and families her programs support and serve. Dr. Trudel extends her time to educate the treatment team, the patient, and their families on the nuances of brain injury.

New Hampshire and Maine Extension Fall Full Day Conference

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Full Day educational Program to celebrate Case Management Week

 

 

ME & NH Extension of CMSNE are pleased to invite you to a full day educational program in celebration of Case Management Week

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Inn on Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH

Lakeview Leadership in Applied Behavior Analysis

Lakeview’s Director of Behavior Services, Dr. Mike Mozzoni, was a featured presented at the recent APBA (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts) Conference in New Orleans 3/27-29/2014. He provided a workshop, paper and a panel on TBI issues. The workshop, ‘Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management and Training’, the paper ‘Physical Aggression, Sexual Disinhibition and Social Skills: Behavior Interventions for Persons with TBI’ and the panel ‘Restraint & Seclusion: Political, Practical and Ethical Considerations’, all reflect Dr. Mozzoni and Lakeview’s focus on best practices in serving individuals with significant neurobehavioral challenges. Dr. Mozzoni was also an invited speaker at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Pediatric Conference on 4/3/2014, addressing ‘Behavioral Supports for Students Following Brain Injury’. Look for Dr. Mozzoni and in Chicago, 5/23-27/2014, at the 40th Annual ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) conference. He will be featured on a panel titled: ‘Professional Development Series: Tired of Autism? A Beginner’s Guide to Working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation’. Also at ABAI will be former Lakeview intern, Cory Milburn, who will be presenting a poster titled: ‘Olfactory Stimulation, Limbic System Activity, and Memory Recall in People with Traumatic Brain Injuries’. Lakeview continues to provide ABA internship and research opportunities in both brain injury rehabilitation and autism/developmental disability, serving both youth and adults in our CARF (Rehabilitation) and Joint Commission (Behavioral Health) accredited settings.

Lakeview's Robert Williams To Present At Alaska Brain Injury Conference

Rob WilliamsRob Williams, Administrator for Lakeview’s Midwest residential programs, Hillside School, and Behavioral Health Clinic will be presenting at this year’s second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage on April 30-May 2. Rob’s presentation topics include case management services, behavioral treatment in the community, and post-acute neurobehavioral treatment for TBI. Rob will also be representing all of Lakeview’s affiliated programs at the exhibit booth.

WEBINAR: Interim Alternative Placement for Youth and Young Adults with TBI

BIAA Business of Brain Injury Webinar

Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific

Youth and young adults living with TBI often require interim alternative placement to address unsafe behaviors. Amanda Goza, Ph.D., Clinical Director, and Corinne Rocco, M.Ed., CAGS, Director of Education, Lakeview, will discuss Lakeview's philosophy of serving residents in the least restrictive environment possible and enhancing therapeutic interventions with positive behavioral supports. They will also discuss how 30, 60, and 90 day evaluation provides diagnostic clarification, complete appropriate assessment, stabilization of unsafe behaviors, and comprehensive discharge planning, as well as recommendations for longer term support and transportable interventions targeted for successful implementation in the discharge environment. Register by 5:00 p.m. (ET) April 22, 2014.