HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital marks National Rehabilitation week

Pictured are (l-r) Councilmember Peggy Bell; Elizabeth Izquierdo, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital CEO, and Councilmember Sue Loyzelle present Proclamation from the Town of Cutler Bay in honor of National Rehabilitation Week.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami recently celebrated National Rehabilitation Week, capping off a five-day celebration with an exciting community event. More than100 guests joined HealthSouth Leadership Team, physicians, therapists, nurses and staff to celebrate the lives changed and independence regained.

The event also was an opportunity to honor patients who have faced overwhelming physical and mental obstacles and the dedicated healthcare professionals who provide expert care every day.

Guests listened to an inspirational message by popular Cuban singer and stroke survivor, Hansel Martinez. Hansel than treated everyone to a special musical performance that brought the crowd to its feet. Representatives for several local elected officials also joined the festivities, including Cutler Bay Mayor Edward MacDougall, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and State Rep. Rene Garcia.

Throughout the evening, guests dined on delicious cuisine and perused over 35 resource booths representing health-related organizations, business associations and civic groups, as well as many local businesses.

Cutler Bay Councilmember Peggy Bell presented HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Elizabeth Izquierdo with a proclamation celebrating National Rehabilitation Week. Councilmember Sue Loyzelle thanked HealthSouth Miami for hosting a very successful “Lunch and Learn” for more than 60 local seniors.

Another highlight of the evening showcased Daniel Pedreira, Congressional aide from the office of Ros-Lehtinen who presented Elizabeth Izquierdo a flag that was flown over the Capitol Building on ept. 11, 2012 as a token of appreciation for the dedication and hard work of the rehabilitation Team and HealthSouth Miami.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout South Florida, the hospital is located at 20601 Old Cutler Rd. in Cutler Bay. For mor information visit online at www.healthsouthmiami.com

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