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Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Centre marks 10 years in new location

(Horizon) June 20, 2016 - The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) is celebrating 10 years in its facility adjacent to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.

"It's impressive to see the work the dedicated staff do here every day to make an incredible difference in the lives of clients and their families," said John McGarry, president and CEO for Horizon Health Network. "Its solid reputation and strong community partnerships will ensure its place in our province well into the future."

SCCR is the provincial rehabilitation centre and the centre of expertise for rehabilitation medicine in Horizon Health Network.  It is a recognized North American leader in neurological rehabilitation.

"Horizon takes great pride in the highly specialized care that SCCR is able to provide to its patients," said Gary Foley, vice-president professional services. "Our specialists are embracing technological advances to meet the ever-changing needs of our population. There is always something new and innovative in the services we deliver."

Gillian Hoyt-Hallett, administrative director of SCCR, is proud of the advances that have been made in rehabilitation since the new facility opened in 2006. "We provide the most specialized rehabilitation services in the province and are involved in over 15 research projects."

Providing bilingual care through inpatient, outpatient and outreach services, SCCR serves clients of all ages from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Among its services, SCCR provides treatment for clients with spinal cord injuries, complex stroke, acquired brain injury, and various neurological diseases such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, as well as complex autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Robert Leckey, the SCCR medical director, says staff dedication helps to make the centre a very special place. "We are the only rehabilitation centre in New Brunswick that is staffed and equipped to deal with the most complicated neurological conditions," he said.

About Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

SCCR patient statistics for 2015-16 include nearly 17,500 adult visits, over 4,000 pediatric visits, and over 1,000 visits for assistive technology services.

Although SCCR is a new facility that opened in its present location in 2006, it is part of a much longer legacy. Formerly known as the Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre, the centre changed its name in 1994 to honour Fredericton businessman Stan Cassidy.

Cassidy recognized early on in his career that the lack of rehabilitation facilities east of Montreal was an obstacle for many people living with special needs in New Brunswick. In 1957, he took the initiative and the formal steps to change that reality - all for the benefit of New Brunswickers in need of rehabilitation services.

For more information, go to http://www.stancassidy.ca/.

 

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Media contact:

Stephanie Neilson-Levesque
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Horizon Health Network
1-877-499-1899
Media@HorizonNB.ca
www.HorizonNB.ca


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