MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Receives Grant from Christopher Reeve Foundation

$100,000 donation assists network’s fitness and adaptive sports programs

July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MedStar National Rehabilitation Network’s fitness and adaptive sports programs recently received a generous gift of $100,000 from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Expanded Effect Quality of Life grants program.

The gift will help MedStar National Rehabilitation Network purchase equipment for its weeknight and weekend fitness program, which allows those with disabilities to continue to stay active by using the equipment in the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital outpatient gym.

In addition, the grant will assist our many adaptive sports programs including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, handcycling, adaptive rowing, sled hockey and more.

“We would like to thank the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life team for this extremely generous gift for our adaptive athletes and those in the community we serve,” said John Rockwood, president, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and senior vice president, MedStar Health. “Gifts such as these help our former patients and those in the community stay active through some of our sports programs or by simply having access to a gym that they might not normally have.”

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is one of six institutions around the U.S., to receive one of these prestigious grants.

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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 orthopaedic 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.

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Derek Berry 
Director of Communications
Office: 202-877-1773
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