Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation Advocates For Federal Amputee Care Funding
Rockville, MD – Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation will join amputees and members of the Amputee Coalition on Capitol Hill today to advocate for continued federal funding for the nearly 2.1 million people in the United States who live with limb loss.
“We are very excited to partner with local people with limb loss and national organizations who share our commitment to advocating for amputee care,” said Terrence Sheehan, MD, chief medical officer of Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation. “During National Limb Loss Month this April, it’s important to raise awareness of the challenges faced by amputees throughout the life continuum.”
Representatives from Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation will meet with legislators to discuss new research in caring for amputees in an effort to preserve $4 million in funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center (NLLRC) in 2020. The NLLRC supports programs and publications designed to help individuals with limb loss return to an active lifestyle.
Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation’s amputee program establishes national best practices for rehabilitative care and is one of the first amputee programs in the Washington, D.C. metro area accredited by the Commission on Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities.
Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation is the first and only acute rehabilitation hospital in Montgomery County and offers comprehensive rehabilitation programs for: amputations; traumatic brain injuries; spinal cord injuries; strokes; orthopedic injuries and surgeries; sports related injuries; work-related injuries; cardiopulmonary conditions; and neurological disorders. For more information, visit AdventistRehab.com.