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Lakeview Wisconsin Community Outreach Addresses Therapeutic Horsemanship

Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab continues its community education and outreach during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Laurie Rumpf, CRC, Director of the Adult Residential Program in Waterford, WI, presented to families, professionals and paraprofessionals this Saturday March 8th in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Ms. Rumpf presented at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International conference addressing the topic, “Understanding & Treating Functional Impacts of Brain Injury and Related Behaviors”. Ms. Rumpf integrated the benefits of therapeutic riding, such as increasing balance & core muscles, as wells as promoting healthy social interpersonal skills. Lakeview programs in both NH and WI offer various non-traditional therapeutic modalities include therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated therapies.

Juliana Knox, MSW, MPH Joins Lakeview Leadership Team

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Juliana Knox, MSW, MPH has joined the Lakeview leadership team as National Director of Contracting and Government Relations. Ms. Knox is a seasoned business and program development professional with a longstanding commitment to disenfranchised populations, including persons with brain injury and developmental disabilities. She will be spearheading Lakeview’s contracting and proposal development, and serving as a key contributor to Lakeview’s organic growth, merger/acquisition and strategic development planning. Ms. Knox’s previous positions include Director of Program Development for the Mentor Network (2001-2013) where she previously served as Market/Planning Analyst (1996-1999); Manager of Proposal Development for Civigenics and Spectrum Health Systems (2000-2001); and Manager for Federal and State Initiatives at The Pine Street Inn (1999-2000). Ms. Knox received her Master of Social Work with Clinical Concentration and her Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Services from Boston University.

Lakeview President/COO Dr. Trudel presenting at IBIA

Lakeview’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tina Trudel, Will be presenting at the International Brain Injury Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA, March 19-22. Dr. Trudel will be part of a full day pre-conference workshop focused on the topic of assistive neurotechnology applied to children and adolescents with brain injury and related conditions. This pre-conference workshop is presented by the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society. Other faculty members of this full day specialty presentation include: Drs. Ron Savage and Roberta DePompei of the United States; Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga of Brazil; Dr. Vicki Anderson of Australia; Dr. Enrico Castelli of Italy; and the pre-conference coordinator, Dr. Carol Hawley of the United Kingdom. Dr. Trudel will also be presenting on the post-acute rehabilitation of persons with TBI, including Lakeview’s experience with military veterans and uses of applied technology (with Drs. Brian Greenwald, Mariusz Ziejewski and Debra McMorrow, as part of the North American Brain injury Society [NABIS] Board Presentation), on Friday, March 21 at the IBIA conference.

Lakeview Program Featured in Carrol County Independant

Recreated from the Carrol County Register - Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scott LaPoint of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation, adjusts one of the free helmets given away at a presentation he made recently at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Mr. LaPoint stressed the importance of helmets in preventing concussions. Even if a child does not lose consciousness or show symptoms, an untreated concussion can lead to serious problems in ability to function.


Lakeview celebrates March as Brain Injury Awareness Month

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.

Lakeview NH Provides Concussion Presentation to Local Schools

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, Presents Brain Injury 101 to Honors Anatomy Class

Lakeview Wisconsin

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 Specialty Hospital and the Adult and Children Residential Programs were awarded Full Joint Commission Accreditation status following their successful on site survey on January 9, 2014. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs across  the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Lakeview is committed to the accreditation process to continually provide safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services to our patients, residents, and families.

Rob WIlliams, MS, to lead Lakeview WIsconsin's Midwest Residential & Community 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.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center Hosts Incident Investigation Training

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. (, 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.