BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 7, 2018)—A team of physical medicine and rehabilitation experts from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital will engage in an interactive dialogue with an online audience during a Facebook Live webcast event, A Look Inside Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tues. March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hosted by WMAR anchor Jamie Costello, the free event will stream from the inpatient rehabilitation gym on the second floor of the hospital.
The webcast will offer an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art services provided by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Viewers can also learn about how patients are screened for the inpatient rehabilitation program.
“This webcast is an opportunity to showcase to the community our scope of expertise in physical medicine. There’s a rich history here in restoring mobility and function for patients of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, going back to its opening fifty years ago,” said Scott Lepre, MD, the hospital’s program chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the associate medical director of regional physiatry at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. “The advancements here are something everyone should learn about, whether it’s for themselves, their loved one or someone they care for.”
To watch the live webcast from your device and submit questions, visit MedStarHealth.org/Webcast.
About the panelists:
Scott Lepre, MD
Dr. Lepre is the chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and the associate medical director of Regional Physiatry at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He specializes in caring for inpatients in the CIIRP (Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program) and performs inpatient hospital consultations and outpatient evaluations. His areas of expertise include cardiac rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation.
Carol Zeller, MSN, RN, CRRN
Ms. Zeller has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation nursing team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for over 30 years. She has been a certified rehabilitation registered nurse since 1992. In addition, she has a bachelor of science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a master of science in Nursing, with a concentration in Leadership, from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Maggie Lister, PT
Ms. Lister has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for 12 years. She specializes in patients with spinal cord injuries and has a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland.
Teresa Dolan, OT
Ms. Dolan is a senior occupational therapist who has been a member of the rehabilitation department at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for 20 years. Teresa has a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson Univiersity. In addition to her duties as a therapist, Teresa teaches CPR to staff. She is also certified in the A-One, a cognitive perceptual evaluation for neurological patients that is self-care based.
Stacey Wachter, SLP
Ms. Wachter has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2010. She specializes in neurogenic communication disorders. She holds a master of science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Howard University and is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Additionally, she is a Vital Stim certified therapist.
About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.
About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.
The Network's interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury. Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.
The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.
Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.