Magee Rehabilitation Hospitals Peer Mentor Program Receives Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Peer Mentor Program was named a recipient of the Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE). This award, which includes a $12,500 grant from Inglis, honors the performance of not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Delaware Valley region that provide direct services, products or advocacy for people with physical disabilities.
"We are sincerely honored to receive such a prestigious award from the Inglis Foundation," says said Nancy Rosenberg, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Director of Magee's Peer Mentor Programs. "Our peer mentors show patients that life is not only possible after injury, but fulfilling -- and thanks to support from Inglis, we will continue to be able to offer that hope."
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Peer Mentor Program is designed to oﬀer newly injured patients and their families the opportunity to speak with specially selected and trained individuals who have faced life circumstances similar to their own and are living full lives. The peer mentors are grouped by injury -- spinal cord, amputee, stroke and brain injury -- and meet with newly injured patients and family members to oﬀer their support. Specialty programs are also available for patients who may have concerns about alcohol or drug addiction.
The Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence honors the outstanding performance of not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Delaware Valley that provide direct services, products and/or advocacy for people with physical disabilities. Inglis works with people with physical disabilities -- and those who care for them -- to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.
For more information about Magee's Peer Mentor Program, please visit MageeRehab.org/support.php, or contact Dr. Nancy Rosenberg at (215) 587-3210. For more information about Inglis, please visit www.Inglis.org.