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Published on October 04, 2017

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates Patients and Caregivers for National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates Patients and Caregivers for National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) recently celebrated National Rehabilitation Awareness Week to honor the rehabilitation process and the team of families, friends, physicians, therapists, nurses, volunteers and many others who contribute to the positive outcomes achieved by patients.

The highlight of National Rehabilitation Week, celebrated this year from September 17-23, is the Annual Awards Celebration to express appreciation and admiration for the individuals who have experienced life-changing illness or injuries and those who have made significant contributions to the lives of people with disabilities. Award recipients are nominated and selected by CRH team members.

Award recipients for 2017

  • Rosie Ramos, Advocate of the Year
  • Robert Jornales, Inpatient of the Year
  • Emily Cotton, Libby Whaley Community Spirit Award
  • Donna Green, Keck Center Outpatient of the Year
  • Santa Barbara Foundation, Philanthropist of the Year
  • Michele Armet, MD; Physician Champion of the Year
  • Eva Van Wingerden, Volunteer of the Year
  • Arielle Oliver, Team Member of the Year

On September 25, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation hosted an event featuring Elaine Sanchez, caregiver author and speaker, who authored the book “Letters from Madelyn: Chronicles of a Caregiver.” Close to 250 attended the presentation titled “Who Cares? Finding Hope, Humor and Heart in Caregiving,” held at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort.

This year also marks the 30-year anniversary of the Coast Caregiver Resource Center (CCRC), a program of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. CCRC serves as a point of entry to services available to unpaid caregivers to ease the tremendous burden shouldered by families providing long-term care.