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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital hosted a special Facebook Live webcast to highlight its Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. In partnership with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, our panel included physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
In addition to answering questions, the team discussed the services and technology they provide to help enhance and improve patients’ functional capabilities. Click to learn more about the panelists. Watch the entire webcast below.
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Scott Lepre, MD
Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Associate Medical Director, Regional Physiatry, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Scott Lepre, MD, is the director of Rehabilitation Medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, and associate medical director of Regional Physiatry at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He specializes in caring for inpatients in the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilation Program (CIIRP) 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
Patient Care Manager
Carol Zeller, MSN, RN, CRRN, 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
Senior Physical Therapist
Maggie Lister, PT, 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
Senior Occupational Therapist
Teresa Hertl 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
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Stacey Wachter, SLP, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2010. She specializes in Neurogenic Communication Disorders and enjoys providing community outreach services to the local senior population, volunteering in her community, hiking and her spending time with her dogs. Stacey 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.
Loren Connolly, PhD
Loren Connolly, PhD, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since January 2017. She specializes in Rehab Psychology and works with the team to evaluate patients’ mood, cognition, and adjustment. Patients often experience symptoms of depression and anxiety following a major medical event. Dr. Connolly helps them cope with their disability and manage their pain with the goal of maximizing their rehab potential and achieving a good quality of life. Dr. Connolly holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Division of Rehab Psychology.
Jennifer Swensen, PT
Jennifer Swensen, PT, clinical specialist, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 1993. She specializes in stroke recovery and has certification to provide neurodevelopmental treatment. Jennifer provides stroke prevention education to the community, is a Sunday school teacher for toddlers, and she and her husband foster and rehome dogs for a local rescue. Additionally, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Allied Medicine Department of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Neuro-Development Treatment Association.
Diana Jacobs, CRRN
Senior Admissions Liaison
Diana Jacobs, RN,CRRN, has been an admissions liaison for the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2004. In partnership with the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, CIIRP offers specialized rehabilitation to those with medically complex and disabling conditions, including stroke, spinal cord injury, dysfunction, heart surgery, amputation, orthopaedic injury or surgery, and ventilator dependent patients. CIIRP’s team approach is to bring quality to the lives of patients with physical limitations, focusing on capabilities, rather than disabilities.
Diana has over 30 years of nursing experience in rehabilitation. She earned her nursing degree at Polk State College in Winter Haven, FL. As a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN), Diana has experience with many different rehabilitation diagnoses. She opened the first traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program in Maryland in 1983. She has worked with ventilator-dependent spinal cord injured patients, orthopaedic, and stroke patients as well as general rehabilitation patients. She has been a presenter at several national rehabilitation conferences, including The ARN Conference and the R. Adams Cowley Trauma Symposium.
Audrey Dineiro, SLP
Audrey Dineiro, M.S., CCC-SLP, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since June 2016. She specializes in dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing) and has certifications in neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing, myofascial release, McNeill Dysphagia treatment, and MBSImP protocols. Audrey holds a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Towson University, is a member of American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a certified dementia practitioner (CDP).
Occupational Therapist and Assistance Dog, Nashua ("Nash")
Jaime McGuire, MS OTR/L, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2012. She is the creator of the facility dog program and handler of Nash. Jaime holds a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University, a master’s degree in Clinical Community Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Meredith Ofstead, PT
Meredith Ofstead, PT, has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2012. She is a certified geriatric specialist through the American Physical Therapy association and has worked in geriatrics for 20 years. Meredith holds a doctorate degree from the University of Montana and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.