August 28, 2015 |
JOE DAVIS picked himself up out of the gutter of drug addiction and went on to a life devoted to helping others climb out of the same gutter. In his early days, it didn't seem that things could have gotten much worse for Joe. He was a drug addict for 20 years, then was shot in the spine and rendered a paraplegic. Nothing was going right for him. He wasn't even able to kill himself successfully. Actually, it was his attempted suicide in the mid-1980s, when he swallowed 300 pills and put himself in a four-day coma, that turned his life around.
May 9, 2015 |
Genesis Healthcare Inc., a major nursing home and rehabilitation company based in Kennett Square, said it opened a post-hospital rehabiliation facility in China, its first venture outside the United States. "With 14.8 percent of the Chinese population over the age of 60 and 70 million people in need of rehabilitation services, there is significant market potential in China," George V. Hager Jr., Genesis's chief executive, said. The new Genesis facility, called a "Vitality Center," is in Zengcheng, which is in southern China, near Guangzhou.
January 25, 2015 |
The new Bancroft Neuro-Rehab Resnick Center, which will seek to help adults with brain injuries learn how to perform daily chores, opened Friday in Mount Laurel. The 18,000-square-foot facility will offer rehabilitation to people with neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, concussions, and stroke, according to the nonprofit center's announcement. It will also serve children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and help adults reenter the workforce.
November 13, 2014 |
Guard Miles Dieffenbach wasn't going to allow anything to snuff out his final season in a Penn State uniform, not even something as serious as a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. As a result, there were no doubts or negative thoughts or pity parties for the 6-foot-3, 303-pound fifth-year senior and, in the end, his resolve and fortitude prevailed. On Saturday, after less than eight months of arduous rehabilitation, Dieffenbach returned to the Nittany Lions' lineup - if only for 10 plays - and emerged from the game pain-free, giving an emotional boost to his teammates and coaches, and to himself.
October 12, 2014 |
A national nursing-home chain with 20 facilities in Pennsylvania, five in the Philadelphia area, has agreed to pay the federal government $38 million for alleged Medicare fraud, including $10 million for overbilling and $28 million for providing poor patient care. Extendicare Health Services Inc. and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp. (ProStep) were accused of substandard care between 2007 and 2013 at 33 nursing homes in eight states. The Justice Department investigated the complaints of two whistle-blowers, one a director of rehabilitation in Pennsylvania and Delaware, who contended that ProStep inflated therapy bills and charged for therapy not provided at nearly all 21 facilities in the Eastern region.
March 8, 2014 |
At Cooper B. Hatch Family School on Thursday, a 17-year-old boy described how his mother introduced him to getting high when he was in the sixth grade. An 18-year-old told the middle-school audience of seeing her boyfriend being stabbed, and of how he died in her lap on the way to the hospital. Another boy admitted selling drugs and robbing even before he got to high school. Yet another described being well on the road to addiction by his teens. All four - all residents in the state's youth correctional and rehabilitation system - are working to reclaim their lives.
October 27, 2013 |
In what may be a first for a community-development corporation, Mount Airy USA is using Pennsylvania's conservatorship law to acquire a vacant, neglected property to rehabilitate it. The move, if it succeeds, might become an important tool in Philadelphia's efforts to wrest ownership of blighted properties from absentee landlords, rehab them for purchase or rental, and help stabilize neighborhoods. Anaj Gupta, executive director of Mount Airy USA, said the property his organization has targeted, 59 E. Phil-Ellena St., had been abandoned for three years at least and had been cited by the city Department of License & Inspections for a number of violations.
October 7, 2013 |
Developer Ken Weinstein has a knack for finding opportunities in places where others see none. Upper Darby and Norristown, to name two suburban locations, as well as city neighborhoods. In 2009, Philadelphia-based Weinstein and business partner Stan Smith paid $1.1 million for the 84,000-square-foot former Verizon Corp. building across from the Upper Darby Township building. They rehabbed it for offices as 7200 Chestnut. In Norristown, Weinstein's firm, PhillyOfficeRetail, is completing work at 317 Swede St., across from the Montgomery County Courthouse, and commercial space at 401 DeKalb St., in the county seat's reemerging business district.
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 30, 2013
In the Region Pa.: Drilling not to blame in case Pennsylvania environmental regulators have concluded that Marcellus Shale drilling was not responsible for a high-profile case of methane contamination of private wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The state Department of Environmental Protection said it had closed the books on an investigation of the methane migration in Franklin Forks, which anti-drilling celebrities Yoko Ono and Susan Sarandon visited in January.