April 30, 2013
St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, said it will build a $20.5 million, 50-bed acute rehabilitation hospital in partnership with Centerre Healthcare Corp., of Nashville, Tenn. The new rehabilitation facility will go up on the site of the former Neshaminy Middle School across the street from St. Mary's main campus. When the new facility is completed next spring, St. Mary will convert its existing 31 bed rehabilitation unit into one with private rooms for patients in the main hospital, St. Mary said.
April 23, 2013 |
Delmon Young took another step in his quest to become the Phillies' starting rightfielder when he donned a Clearwater Threshers uniform Sunday. His official minor-league rehabilitation assignment started, and if the initial results are any indication, improvement is needed. The first Lakeland Flying Tigers batter hit a fly ball toward Young. It landed for a triple. Young could have limited the hitter to a single had he taken a better route, said two officials who attended the game in Lakeland, Fla. In the seventh inning, Young committed a fielding error that allowed a runner to take an extra base.
April 11, 2013 |
Can you imagine a drug-and-alcohol rehab that costs only $4,000 a week? I mean, that's less than some of us spend on pedicures! Alas, poor little ex-rich girl Lindsay Lohan has been forced to go bargain-basement with her court-appointed rehab stint. The New York Daily News says LiLo, who must report to a rehab by May 2, plans to stay at a Long Island facility that costs half as much as her last dry-out tank, the Betty Ford Center. LiLo put a happy spin on things in a chat with David Letterman . "I think it's a blessing . . . and not a curse," she said.
April 3, 2013 |
Jeff Dunham , world-famous puppeteer and, more important, creator of Achmed the Dead Terrorist ("Silence! I kill you!"), has been the target of Twitter death threats recently, according to Dunham and the police. Now, TMZ is reporting that L.A. police got a warrant to search Twitter's records and trace the tweets ("You have approximately 4 months b4 death . . . CHOOSE what you WILL do b4 you DIEEEEE . . . " or "YOUR NEXT ON MY LEEST ... Guess who's outsideeeee"). We're told they are satisfied they have "neutralized" the malfeasant tweeter and Dunham is no longer in danger, although what that means, who it was, what's going on, and so forth, we dunno.
March 28, 2013 |
Philadelphia author and former Inquirer reporter Buzz Bissinger (Harry Gerard Bissinger III) on Tuesday checked into an undisclosed rehab facility to seek treatment of an addiction to clothes shopping. Bissinger says he has been in the grips of his obsession for three years, spending more than $587,000 on sartorial purchases, most notably leather outfits from Gucci. Bissinger, 58, best known for his 1990 high school sports chronicle Friday Night Lights , which spawned a film and a TV series, checked into the center after posting a sprawling 6,000-word essay about his addiction on GQ magazine's website ( www.gq.com )
March 23, 2013 |
Temple University Health System is delaying a major renovation at its financially struggling Jeanes Hospital and will close an inpatient rehabilitation unit there in May. The decisions come as Temple reported a $35 million operating loss in the six months ended Dec. 31, up from $23.5 million the year before, excluding the Fox Chase Cancer Center, which Temple bought over the summer. "The operational headwinds that we encountered in the first two quarters are certainly related in part to a significant amount of change at the health system," said chief executive Larry Kaiser, who was hired two years ago to financially stabilize the system, the biggest provider of care to poor Philadelphians.
March 17, 2013 |
Gossip professionals are under attack this week, targeted by celebs who slam us for distorting the truth. Miley Cyrus is mad over rumors she's split up with sweetheart Liam Hemsworth because she's been seen without her engagement ring. She says the bauble is out for repairs. Her pal Evan Rachel Wood tweets her support: "The fact that we live in a world which condones the stripping of basic human rights . . . of people because of their status, is very sad to me. " Yep, I've always dreamt of trampling on Wood's human rights!
March 8, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Lou Williams was always perpetual motion. Whether bopping to a song while sitting at his locker, jumping up and down on the sideline before a game or anxiously shaking his legs back and forth while sitting on the bench at the beginning of a contest, Williams always was trying to expend his plentiful amount of energy. The motor, for now, is idling. On Jan. 18, Williams, formerly of the 76ers and now with the Atlanta Hawks, tore the ACL in his right knee, shelving him for the rest of this season, at least.
February 28, 2013 |
Antonio goes for a run on the treadmill and gets a massage twice a week. But he'd rather chase a ball anytime. This peppy, personable golden retriever is having fun again, thanks to veterinarian Rebecca Fulton, massage therapist Lisa Madison, and canine rehabilitation practitioner Mary Alice Tolen. Antonio is a patient at V-Crest, the canine rehabilitation facility Fulton founded in Sewell four years ago and moved last month to Moorestown. The practice typically treats about 20 dogs, large and small, old and young, each week.
February 24, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Like his brother, Travis Kelce is working back from an injury. Kelce, the Cincinnati tight end who is one of the better prospects at that position in the upcoming draft, underwent offseason sports hernia surgery and isn't working out at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jason Kelce, the Eagles' center, tore his ACL in the second game of the 2012 season. Both are expected to be fine for the 2013 season. "I tore it probably around Week 3. During the season, just played on it, played through it, got through the season," said Travis, the beardless Kelce.