A MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Publication

MedStar NRH

Spring-Summer 2013

The MedStar NRH Little League Team >>Page 2
Also inside: MedStar NRH Kicks Off $25 Million Adding Life to Years® Campaign >> Page 4 Top to Bottom TMJ Therapy >> Page 6 Las Vegas Night: Big Win for MedStar NRH >> Page 8 Celebrating Our Donors >> Page 9

Knowledge and Compassion

Focused on You

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Adding Life to Years® — Helping You Live a Full and Healthy Life

A Summer Full of Pain-Free Sports
The long dreary days of winter are long behind us—and summer sun entices us into outside activities. But all too often, the intoxication of summer sports ends in injury that we could have avoided. “It’s all about preparation,” says Laura Nemets, PT, MPT, OCS, regional director, MedStar NRH Network Ballston and McLean. “While muscles have memory, if you’ve spent months sedentary, even the most practiced muscles will rebel,” she explains. Non-athletes who come out of hibernation to garden should also beware. “No matter the activity, from pulling weeds to a pick-up game of basketball, when you use your muscles in a way they haven’t been used in a long time, they aren’t ‘primed’ for that action. And that can cause injury.” Of course, the best thing for our bodies is to keep them moving all of the time. “But with busy schedules and only just so much time in a day, many of us put exercise at the bottom of our to-do lists until the weather warms,” Nemets explains. “Then we overdo it. “Overuse is the most common cause of low back, knee and shoulder pain. It can stop weekend warriors and active people in their tracks,” she adds. The pain is most often the result a “pulled muscle,” which in reality is a small tear in a muscle or tendon that occurs when we push them beyond their limits. “We are all a little resistant to the idea of taking time to build up to our desired activity. But I tell clients that recovery from injury is a far lengthier process.”

Slow and Steady Wins the Race
If you spent a sedentary winter, Nemets advises you to start slow:

Use It or Lose It
What does Nemets advise? Months before warm weather beckons begin an exercise regimen that includes a little of each of these activities:

alk before your run. Begin with 30 W minutes of walking regularly for a month before you run that mile, or play any sport.  ractice makes perfect. Before you P play any game, prime your muscles by practicing a little bit at a time.  heck your endurance. Ask yourself C if you have the physical stamina to sustain activity for hours. If not, play for short periods and rest. T  ake time out. If you are holding one position doing any activity, take a break every 30 minutes to move your muscles.


ardiovascular training: Use a treadmill C or go outside for a walk to elevate your heart rate for at least 30 minutes a day. S  trength Training: Use small hand-held weights or resistant bands and do squats or lunges.  tretching: Stretch to lengthen and S loosen your muscles in your shoulders, thighs, calf, ankles and chest after you warm up with light exercise, like walking.  on’t forget your core: Strong abdominal D and back muscles are critical. Try Pilates or yoga.






MedStar NRH Network’s Sports Medicine Program provides expert injury prevention and treatment for weekend warriors and pros. To find a MedStar NRH Sports Medicine Program location near you, visit MedStarNRH.org/locations.

On the Cover: Batter Up! MedStar NRH is sponsoring a McLean Little League Baseball Team—the Phillies. The 13 seven- and eight-year-old boys are strong hitters and began their season in April, marching to the field where Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth tossed out the first ball. MedStar NRH is supplying uniforms and equipment bags for the team and taking them “out to the ballgame” where they will show off their “Natitude” when the Nats play a home game. MedStar Health is the official medical provider for the Nationals. Visit our McLean outpatient center at MedStarHealth.org/McLean.


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

President’s Message

A Grateful Thank You to Our Friends and Donors
Every year, we take this opportunity to thank our donors publically in this Annual Giving Issue of MedStar NRH Today. It’s just one way to demonstrate our gratitude for the generous support of thousands of friends. Donors are vital allies who believe in and support our mission to:

John D. Rockwood, President, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network; Senior Vice President, MedStar Health

help patients with limited resources receive the care and equipment they need. The list of our donor-funded achievements is long and impressive. Some of the things made possible by the gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations include:

families, men and women, old and young, from all races, religions and political parties! Donations vary as well. From $1 to $1 million—all are deeply appreciated. Our family of friends include those who have been with us since we first opened our doors. And each year we welcome new donors, as well. Many are from a growing segment of young people in the U.S. who are motivated to live more frugally and give more generously to causes that are meaningful to them. 

rovide persons with disabling conditions P the best available rehabilitative care. M  aintain our leadership in rehabilitation research.  oster education and training of F rehabilitation professionals.  evelop assistive technology to D promote recovery and independence.  ontinue to advocate to increase C access and opportunity for all. 

The Christoph Ruesch Research Center and new Research Annex.  The National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation (NCCR) and the Ruth S. Willoughby Playground with fully assessable equipment. ndependence Square®, our unique I occupational therapy area.  The Patient Education Center, cardiac and therapy gyms, and medical education program.  ur beautiful Victory Garden and O Fitness Courts.  ur comprehensive adaptive sports O program, including our Paralympic Sport center designation.  ur continuing Nursing Education O Program and GEICO Driver Training Program, the only program of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region for the physically challenged.




New Challenges
Now MedStar NRH has launched a new fundraising campaign to build an addition to the hospital to house the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research, expand outpatient services, and move the hospital to all private rooms, which is critical to providing top quality care. The new center will provide state-ofthe-art clinical care for brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, as well as space for our nationally recognized neuroscience research program to improve treatment for stroke and other brain disorders. You can read more about this project on page 4. Our campaign goal of $25 million is ambitious! But, with our donors stepping up to the plate as they have done steadfastly over the years, we are sure to hit a home run! I consistently hear from patients, families, donors and volunteers, that MedStar NRH is a special place. I agree—I feel honored to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone who helps the MedStar NRH Network continue its work of Adding Life to Years.®






Like many non-profit institutions in the U.S., we depend on the strong tradition of charitable giving to sustain us today—and to build our future. Americans are uniquely generous—nearly 90 percent of households reported giving to charities in 2012, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. We can see this impulse for giving demonstrated during every traumatic event in this nation—from the devastation of Oklahoma tornadoes to the terror evoked by the Boston Marathon bombers— Americans give their money and their time.



Donor Achievements
For more than 27 years, MedStar NRH has been the beneficiary of this kind of generosity. Donors have enabled us to operate day-to-day, expand services, and

In addition to dollars, our Board of Directors, Board of Associates, and community volunteers provide vital leadership and a critical auxiliary work force. All together, our volunteers donated more than 10,000 hours in 2012, a tremendous commitment of their time and talent. Our donors are as diverse as the community they represent: Grateful patients and

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MedStar NRH Launches Adding Life to Years® Campaign
The New Year marked the kick-off of Adding Life to Years®, a $25 million fundraising campaign to create the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. The center will provide state-of-the-art clinical care for brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, and house an expanded neuroscience research program focused on developing imaginative new treatment approaches to recovery from stroke and other brain disorders. “From the very beginning of MedStar NRH, it was our intent to create a unique institution that would be a beacon of innovative rehabilitation research, care and education for the nation,” says MedStar NRH Founder Edward Eckenhoff, who serves as co-chair of the campaign. “Now nearly three decades later that goal continues to underlie everything we do. We have always tried to anticipate and prepare for the future—and we’ve designed this new fund raising effort to achieve this critical mission,” he explains. future, we know we need to expand our capacity.” The campaign will support the building of an addition to the hospital to house an inpatient unit for patients with stroke and other brain injuries. Dedicated family support spaces, as well as areas for physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, neuropsychology and vocational rehabilitation services will help to optimize patient recovery.

Cutting-Edge Care for Brain Injury and Illness
What will the future hold? “Our population is aging,” says Michael Yochelson, MD, MBA, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. “Millions of baby boomers are turning 60 this year. While they are living longer and more active lives, they are experiencing disabling neurologic conditions, such as stroke, as well.” MedStar NRH already is one of the busiest—and most progressive—centers for advanced neurological care in the nation. “Our brain injury and stroke programs are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which means they meet—or exceed—the highest standards of quality care,” says Dr. Yochelson. “But to keep pace with the

Expanded Space, All Private Rooms
“The campaign will also allow us to move the entire hospital to all private patient rooms, and provide funds to update our aging physical plant and expand our outpatient services,” says John Rockwood, MedStar NRH president and senior vice president of MedStar Health. “Providing private rooms is an important component of patient-centered care. Today, we understand that privacy improves quality of care and the overall patient experience,” he says. “With

“To keep pace with the future needs of the aging community, we need to expand our capacity for inpatient and outpatient neurological care.”
Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MBA, MedStar NRH Chief Medical Officer

”The new center is connecting basic, clinical and translational research to help accelerate the exploration of brain plasticity—the brain’s ability to heal itself.”
Alexander W. Dromerick, MD, MedStar NRH Chief Research Officer

“The campaign will also allow us to move the entire hospital to all private patient rooms, and provide funds to update our aging physical plant and expand our outpatient services.”
John D. Rockwood, MedStar NRH President

“We have always tried to anticipate and prepare for the future—and we’ve designed this new fundraising effort to achieve this critical mission.”
Edward A. Eckenhoff, MedStar NRH Founder and Co-chair, Adding Life to Years® Campaign


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

private rooms, infection rates decrease, sleep improves and patients are happier. “So many of our patients spend weeks— even months—hospitalized. We want them to feel comfortable, at ease, and to be able to share their private space with family and friends. It helps them face days of difficult therapy feeling more relaxed and motivated—and that means better outcomes.”

Research to Boost Brain Recovery
The addition will also provide expanded space for ongoing neuroscience research, and house the newly formed Center for Brain Plasticity & Recovery, an innovative partnership between MedStar NRH and Georgetown University Medical Center, which is connecting basic, clinical and translational researchers exploring brain plasticity—one of the most exciting and quickly evolving areas in medicine. “We know that the brain isn’t hardwired,” explains Alexander Dromerick, MD, co-director of the new center and
The proposed new and expanded MedStar NRH facility. Rendering by

MedStar NRH’s chief research officer. “The brain is plastic and malleable. When one area of the brain is injured, other areas take over—and that recovery can continue for a lifetime. The brain’s amazing capacity to heal itself is called brain plasticity,” he says. “What we are learning about how the brain functions and recovers after injury is going to reconfigure rehabilitation medicine in the next decade and be important to improving treatments

for all kind of disabling conditions— stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, amputation, even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. Dromerick adds. “Bringing different kinds of researchers together under one roof sparks relationships between scientists and a more integrated approach to research. That will help jumpstart new ideas—and accelerate the translation of research into new treatments for our patients.”

MedStar NRH Adding Life to Years® Campaign will directly benefit patients by:

reating the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke C Rehabilitation & Research, a healing, state-of-the art clinical space for the recovery of stroke and brain injury and illness patients, and incorporating a research facility to foster the development of improved interventions for patients  nsuring the success of the Center for Brain Plasticity & E Recovery to develop groundbreaking approaches to boost “brain plasticity”— the most exciting area of neurological research aimed at restoring cognitive, sensory and motor function after stroke and brain injury and illness  ndowing five training fellowships to attract the best physicians E in five specialized areas: Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Interventional Pain, Sports Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine


reating all private rooms to significantly enhance each patient’s C experience by increasing privacy and accommodating familymember overnight stays  xpanding outpatient therapy space to meet the growing E need for top quality and convenient outpatient services for neurologically impaired patients



Adding Life to Years® Campaign Co-Chairs: Edward A. Eckenhoff, Founder, MedStar NRH James V. Reyes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, MedStar NRH To learn more, contact the Philanthropy Office at 202-877-1776.


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Top to Bottom Therapy for TMJ
TMJ disorders affect millions of Americans, who can suffer a host of symptoms as a result, everything from headaches, dizziness and earaches to back pain. The culprit is the temporomandibular joint—one of the most complex joints in the human body. The joint connects the jawbones to the bottom of the skull and controls movement of the mouth involved in speaking, yawning, eating, and chewing. The bones of the joint are covered with cartilage, and are separated by a small disk that acts like a shock absorber to help keep the movement smooth. In people with TMJ disorders, the cartilage may be damaged, and the disk may move out of alignment, or even wear out. “When this happens, the whole body can feel the effect,” explains MedStar NRH Physical Therapist Jodi Barth, PT, CCI. “Patients may first be aware of misalignment of the joint when they hear a clicking sound or grating sensation when they open their mouths or chew. Sometimes the joint will lock, making it difficult to open or close the mouth,” she adds. “The causes of TMJ are as numerous as its symptoms—everything from arthritis and faulty dental work to stress, poor posture or trauma,” Barth adds. “We often get referrals for people who are suffering from back and neck pain, and who are unaware that the problem stems from their jaw. “There has been research that connects gastrointestinal disorders to TMJ. Repetitive motion can also cause TMJ. We treat professional singers who suffer symptoms from overuse.” No matter the cause, TMJ disorders can create a cycle of pain that can be complicated to treat. “That’s why we take a ‘top to bottom’ approach to evaluation and treatment,” says Gincy L. Stezar, PTA.

Getting to the Source of TMJ
MedStar NRH therapists look beyond the muscles in the face and jaw to determine the causes of TMJ and its troubling symptoms. Then they develop a plan of therapy to eliminate the condition and provide patients with tools to prevent its recurrence. Effective treatment begins with a thorough patient assessment, including a patient’s medical and dental history. “This is important information for understanding the possible source of the TMJ disorder,” Barth says. Therapists will also evaluate a patient’s range of motion in the jaw and neck, and look at their posture—the way they stand, walk and sit.
Biofeedback is one therapy used to treat TMJ.

“TMJ can create a cycle of pain that can be complicated to treat. That’s why we take a ‘top to bottom’ approach to evaluation and treatment.”
— Gincy L. Stezar, PTA prevent grinding and help to realign the jaw. Psychological support for stress reduction may sometimes be useful. “We may use electrical stimulation or biofeedback, or refer patients for ultrasound treatments or orthotic devices for use in their footwear to improve posture,” says Barth. “It often takes an interdisciplinary approach to treatment to help relieve TMJ symptoms,” she explains. “That’s why we work closely with dentists, orthodontists, physician specialists and psychologists to help ensure success. And we work hand-in-hand with patients to help them develop life-long practices to reduce the chance the problem will return.”

Tailored Therapy
Then team will design a treatment plan to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, relax tightened facial muscles, and realign the jaw, neck, back, legs and feet in order to eliminate the muscle pain that can result from chronic TMJ. Treatment could include a number of techniques including heat packs and massage of the muscles in the face, and a home exercise program to help patients improve posture, relieve tension and restore normal joint movement. Some patients also will need a program to build muscle strength and improve range of motion. Others may benefit from a dental splint or mouth guard to

MedStar NRH TMJ Disorder Treatment

vailable at MedStar NRH Network A Outpatient Center locations in D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland  reatment includes: T — Manual  therapy


— Jaw  relaxation, stretching and control exercises —  Ergonomics, stretching and strengthening programs —  Referrals for dental splints and mouth guards to realign the jaw and prevent

teeth grinding/clinching — Electromyographic  biofeedback , heat packs, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation — Evaluation  and fitting for foot orthotics

To learn more and to find a MedStar NRH Network location near you, visit MedStarNRH.org. 6
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar NRH Updates
Dana L. Casson, CFRE, Named MedStar NRH Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer
Dana Casson has joined MedStar National Rehabilitation Network as vice president and chief philanthropy officer leading the Network’s fundraising efforts, including its ambitious $25 million Adding Life to Years® campaign to create the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research. Before joining MedStar NRH, Casson spent eight years in fundraising positions for Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Michigan. Under her leadership at HFHS, the program broadened it’s donor base and increased philanthropic investment through direct donor cultivation. Casson received her BA in communication from Michigan State University, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

New MedStar NRH Physicians
Sepideh Haghpanah, MD, is an attending physician at MedStar NRH’s outpatient center in Bethesda. Dr. Haghpanah specializes in musculoskeletal/sports medicine, fluoroscopic spine injection techniques and occupational medicine. She also recently completed training in acupuncture. Prior to Joining MedStar NRH, Dr. Haghpanah was the Medical Director for the Spine Team Maryland and Division Chair for PM&R at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. Dr. Haghpanah completed her Fellowship in Spine Medicine-Interventional Spine Procedures at Cleveland Clinic, and her residency in PM&R at MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio/Case Western Reserve University. Abha Lokhande, MD, was named an attending physician at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lokhande is responsible for consultation on acute care inpatients and the care of inpatient rehab for patients with TBI, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders, spinal cord injury and disease, and limb amputation. She has a special interest in nerve blocks, joint injection and trigger point injections. Dr. Lokhande completed an internship at Montifiore Medical Center, and her residency in PM&R at MedStar NRH. Lori Nelson, MD, recently joined the MedStar NRH medical staff, serving MedStar NRH’s outpatient center in Bethesda. Dr. Nelson previously served with Capitol Spine & Pain Centers, following a position as attending physician at Performance Spine and Sports Physicians in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Nelson completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Drexel University– Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia and her residency in PM&R at Boston Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. Thomas Heckman, DO, who recently joined MedStar NRH, is board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His clinical interests include acute chronic neck and low back pain, neuropathic pain and sports-related pain. Dr. Heckman completed his residency in PM&R at MedStar NRH, and his fellowship in Pain Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. B. Elizabeth Delasobera, MD, has joined the MedStar NRH Network as an attending physician specializing in sports medicine at MedStar NRH’s outpatient center in McLean. Dr. Delasobera completed a residency in emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center-MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her role as a sports medicine specialist at the McLean outpatient center, she works as an ER attending at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Heechin Chae, MD, joins the MedStar NRH Network team as an attending physician providing services to patients with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Chae is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and completed his PM&R residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the Harvard Medical School system. Dr. Chae spent more than 15 years at Spaulding, serving as medical director of it’s Brain Injury Program and instructor at Harvard Medical School. In 2011started a new TBI Department at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Chae has received a number of special recognitions, including the Teacher of the Year award and the Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School.

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Loren and Colleen Evans

Las Vegas Night Wins Big for MedStar NRH
On April 19, more than 400 MedStar NRH friends and supporters helped turn the National Museum of Women in the Arts into a Las Vegas casino for the night to raise fun and funds to benefit programs and services for patients and people with disability. This year’s Las Vegas Night was dedicated to the memory of Pat Skantze, founding member of the MedStar NRH Board of Associates and long-time hospital supporter. Proceeds from the evening help MedStar NRH continue the work Skantze admired most: the network’s mission to help people with disabling injuries or illness reach their maximum level of function and independence. She also had a special place in her heart for the wounded warriors who have given so much for their country. MedStar NRH designed Las Vegas Night to attract young Washingtonians and future supporters who turned out in “spades” for the event. Old and new friends used “funny money” and tried their luck at gaming tables featuring Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, and Texas Hold’em Poker, testing their skills against against each other and the “house.” Guests chowed down on great food and posed for souvenir pictures in a photo booth, while a guest DJ played tunes. A silent auction and raffle offered up a great bounty of items including VIP tickets to the Preakness, a Las Vegas getaway, gold estate jewelry, dinner for 10 at Ping, a Capital Grille gift certificate and a Jack Daniel’s “Jack and Coke” gift basket. Honorary Chair Carole M. Randolph Event Chairs:  Charles and Christiana Chiang Colleen Evans Shahin Mafi Howard and Dotsy Steele Timothy and Patricia Trudeau

L to R: Carlie McCallie, Meredith Renegar, and Caroline Mernick

L to R: Barbara McConaghy-Johnson, Janie McNamara, and Idy Marcus

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Double Down Sponsors Morrison Healthcare Food Services Reyes Holdings, LLC Casino Royale Sponsors Beveridge Seay MedStar Health George & Thene Mernick Nauticon

Lucky 7s Sponsors CPS Gumpert MedStar NRH Medical Staff Rolyn Companies, Inc. Wheel of Fortune Sponsors Rafael J. Convit, MD, FACS Francis and Julia Creighton Rich Daniel Joel Jankowsky Juran Institute, Inc. Hassan Massali and Shahin Mafi Ourisman Automotive of Virginia Annie Totah Michael and Julia Van Zetta

Full House Sponsors Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Mid Atlantic Lift, Inc. High Rollers Karlen Francis Leonard and Linda Greenberg Treazure Johnson Richard Keller and Jennifer Sheehy Keller Dr. and Mrs. Rafik Muawwad Pat Murphy Sheehy Terrance Sheehy
L to R: Dr. Hassan Massali and Mrs. Shahin Mafi, Timothy and Patricia Trudeau, Carole M. Randolph, John Rockwood (President, MedStar NRH), Robert Hartmann, and Annie Totah

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Thank You to Our Generous Donors
Every year, we take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to MedStar NRH’s generous donors and celebrate their dedication to our mission and vision. For more than 27 years, our supporters have been critical to the development of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network as an internationally respected clinical, education and research facility. We will now be recognizing our most generous donors on an annual basis through The Victory Society. The Victory Society demonstrates our commitment to use every dollar our donors entrust to us with thought and care. We understand that each philanthropic gesture is a confirmation of the work we do each day. Donors enable our patients to be victorious in their battle against disabling injury and illness. Donations enable us to continue to provide the best medical rehabilitation care in the region, allow our researchers to develop innovative advancements in rehabilitation medicine, and provide the funds we need to recruit top rehabilitation professionals. The Victory Society recognizes any individual, trust, corporation, or family foundation who donates $1,000 or more to MedStar NRH during a calendar year. We’ve named each level within the Victory Society to correspond to the letters in the word ABLE—which means having the capability to perform. We believe it’s a fitting representation of the true meaning of MedStar NRH. Rehabilitation is focused on helping people re-learn the skills of day-to-day life after suffering a disabling injury or illness—it’s treatment to make them able to live fully and independently. The Victory Society levels: Achiever’s Circle--$1,000 - $2,499 Believer’s Circle—$2,500 - $4,999 Leader’s Circle—$5,000 - $9,999: Edward A. Eckenhoff Founder’s Circle—$10,000 and more

No matter what our supporters are able to give, they are a very important component to our success and we are grateful for the steadfast devotion of our growing family of donors and friends.

MedStar NRH Today • Spring-Summer 2013


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Victory Society
All contributions—small or large—combine to become a powerful force for change. Our accomplishments are not possible without the confidence and consistent support of our loyal friends. We gratefully recognize the commitment demonstrated by donors who have made annual gifts of $1,000 or more in support of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in 2012.

Edward A. Eckenhoff Founder’s Circle Recognizing Annual Gifts of $10,000 or Greater
Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carter Clark-Winchcole Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Cohen Compass Group, The American Division Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Eckenhoff Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. FitzGerald, Sr. Frank M. Ewing Foundation, Inc GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Leonard A. and Linda K. Greenberg Charitable Foundation, Inc Dr. and Mrs. E. Claiborne Irby The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes

Leader’s Circle Recognizing Annual Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
Alan & Amy Meltzer Family Foundation Bodman Family Foundation BP Products North America Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Clark III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Collamore, Sr. CPS || Gumpert Darren Star Foundation Mr. J. Scott Fechnay Roger S. Firestone Foundation KPMG Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc The Meltzer Group Nauticon Imaging Systems, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Pado PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rao Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Reiver Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockwood Guy T. Steuart Foundation Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Mrs. Earthaleen Woods

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Steuart II

Achiever’s Circle Recognizing Annual Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499
ab+c Creative Intelligence American Physical Therapy Association AMN Healthcare Apple Signs, Inc. Mrs. George Arnold Mr. Norman B. Asher and Dr. Jeanne P. Asher Ms. Carol B. Bartlett Ms. Virginia W. Bergsten Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boemmel Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brickley Ms. Patricia G. Farmer Brown Mr. Frank P. Buckley Patricia C. Bullard-Bates, MD Center Radiology, PC The Chalfont Foundation Chicken Out Rotisserie Coloplast Medical Supplies, Inc. Comm-Tronics, Inc. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Rafael J. Convit, MD, FACS Mr. and Mrs. John H. Costello III Mr. and Mrs. William K. Coulter, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Creighton Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Curran Deco Recovery Management Dr. and Mrs. Gerben A. DeJong Dell Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Martin T. Donnelly Dr. and Mrs. Alex W. Dromerick Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy R. Eakin III Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Ellis Ms. Mary C. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ford II Ms. Yvonne M. Francis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery E. Frank Mr. and Mrs. John J. Geer, Jr. Genesis HealthCare Corporation Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman Chartered Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Gunther Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. George A. Guthridge III Ms. C. Anne Harvey Ms. Linda M. Hooks

Believer’s Circle Recognizing Annual Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
Mrs. Pamela L. Ashby Bank of America Merrill Lynch Cerasoli Stafford Media Management Cerner Corporation CFC National Capital Area Global Impact Clyde’s Restaurant Group Colex and Associates Dion Johnson Foundation Ms. Andrea E. Ferris Mr. and Mrs. Alan Graham The Hartford Hill Management Services Inc. Mr. Wallace F. Holladay, Jr. James S. Jelinek, MD Mr. Russell C. Lindner Ms. Ann B. Malcolm The Merrill Foundation, Inc. Rolyn Construction Corporation Martha Washington Straus & Harry H. Straus Foundation, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Rothenberg Mr. Terrence C. Sheehy

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Jankowsky, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lane, CPA MedStar Health, Inc. Mr. Edward F. Mitchell, Jr. Estate of Barbara A. Mosgrave The Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ourisman Mrs. Jeanne Ruesch Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Wagner Walter Brownley Trust The Wonderful Life Foundation

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Ms. Susan J. Irving Ms. Treazure R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Karr Mr. Richard D. Keller and Mrs. Jennifer C. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Korengold Dr. and Mrs. Dallas A. Lea II Leach Wallace Associates, Inc. Legal Resources LifeStar Response of MD, Inc. Mrs. Valailuck H. Limpawuchara Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marsteller Mrs. Rosa N. Martin Dr. Hassan Massali and Mrs. Shahin D. Mafi Ms. Cynthia McDonald MedStar NRH Medical Staff Mr. and Mrs. George H. Mernick III Miles & Stockbridge Foundation, Inc. More Direct, Inc. Ms. Lorraine E. Murphy Nascott Orthotics & Prosthetics NCO Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Olza M. Nicely Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Odeen Mrs. Thomas W. Perry, Jr. Pi Kappa Phi Theta Eta Chapter American University Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association Progressions Salon Spa Store Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ritzenberg Mrs. Donna T. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Samet Mr. and Mrs. Marc Schie Mr. Alan W. Smith, Jr. and Mrs. Marcia Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Somerville, Jr. Ms. Lunar Song Streetsense Consulting, LLC Ms. Christine M. Swearingen Ms. Catherine M. Szenczy Cassidy Turley The Kiplinger Foundation The Lemon Foundation Trion Group Eric R. and Laura M. Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Seth A. Watkins Jacqueline A. Watson, DO Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Ms. Rosemary C. Welch Dr. Michael R. Yochelson and Mr. Guy Parker Xerox Corporation

Face of


One sunny day in May 2011, Linda Greenberg felt a bit under the weather. Still she pushed the feeling aside when her husband Lenny came home, and suggested a walk to check out a street festival in downtown Bethesda, and lunch at an outdoor cafe.

L to R: Lenny Greenberg, Liz Marra, Linda Greenberg and Artist Phillip Ratner

It was all picture perfect—a sunny day and a great view of all the noisy action from their curbside table. Then Lenny noticed a frightening change in his wife. “Her speech slurred suddenly and her face drooped on one side,” Lenny says. “I knew right away that she was having a stroke.” Across the crowded street, EMTs were staffing an ambulance as part of the festival. The EMTs rushed to Linda’s side, quickly stabilized her, put her in the ambulance and sped away to nearby Suburban Hospital, where she was intubated and administered tPA—a clot-busting drug that can prevent or diminish damage from stroke. But Linda needed complex care, so she was air lifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. While she had gotten help quickly, Linda was critically ill and in a coma. “The medical team was preparing us for a poor prognosis,” says Lenny. Then Jonathan Slotkin, MD, stepped in to take over Linda’s care. “Dr. Slotkin turned things around,” Lenny adds. Within days, Linda was making progress. In two weeks, she was ready for rehabilitation at MedStar NRH. “I simply can’t say enough about the incredible culture of healing at MedStar NRH,” says a very grateful Linda. “They put me through my paces—it’s hard work. But everyone was so skillful and caring—from Dr. Brendon Conroy

and my physical therapist Liz Marra—to the janitorial staff. Everyone knew my name, everyone said hello, and everyone cared about my progress.” After a month of inpatient rehabilitation, Linda was on her way home. And with outpatient therapy at NRH Rehabilitation Network, Montrose, she quickly moved from a wheelchair to a walker and ultimately to a cane. Today, Linda is strutting her hard-earned independence, working with a trainer, and happily sitting behind the wheel, grateful to “be able to just get in my car and go anywhere I want,” she says. The Greenberg’s appreciation for her care is “immeasurable,” and they felt a special connection to Marra, who spent hours a day coaxing Linda into recovery. “Len called Liz the ‘stroke whisperer,’” Linda says, laughing. To commemorate Linda’s recovery, and as a token of their regard, the Greenbergs commissioned artist Phillip Ratner to create a plaque of Marra’s image with angel wings, pushing a patient in wheelchair—and emblazoned with the words “Stroke Whisperer.” Now the couple is demonstrating their gratitude in a more substantial way. They have become generous donors, and Lenny, a successful businessperson, has joined the MedStar NRH Board of Directors. “We want to ensure that this remarkable hospital is always here for anyone who needs it,” Linda says. 11

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MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Benefactor Society
The Benefactor Society was created to recognize donors who have made substantial gifts to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, which cumulatively amount to $50,000 or greater. We proudly acknowledge the following loyal friends whose generosity has had a significant impact on the lives and health of the community we serve. Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation, Inc. HRH Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Altria Group, Inc. Dr. Nasser I. Al-Rashid Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Anonymous The Honorable Elizabeth F. Bagley and Mr. Smith W. Bagley Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Eric F. P. Billings, Jr. The Honorable Ann W. Brown and Mr. Donald A. Brown The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation The Coca-Cola Company Estate of Esther M. Cook Buch Construction, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Civera Clark-Winchcole Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Cohen Colex and Associates Compass Group, The American Division Continental Airlines Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Cooper Coordination Council for North American Affairs Crothall Healthcare, Inc. Ms. Priscilla Doris-Siegal Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Eckenhoff Embassy of the State of Kuwait Frank M. Ewing Foundation, Inc Mrs. Elinor K. Farquhar FedEx Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. FitzGerald, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ford II Robert M. Fisher Memorial Foundation Roger S. Firestone Foundation GEICO Philanthropic Foundation General Motors Corporation General Re Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Alan Graham The Honorable C. Boyden B. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Greenberg Leonard A. and Linda K. Greenberg Charitable Foundation, Inc Monica and Hermen Greenberg Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Healey Healthcare Everywhere Drs. Edward and Cheryl Healton Hewlett Packard Mr. Wallace F. Holladay, Jr. Hospital Satellite Network Dr. and Mrs. E. Claiborne Irby The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes Mr. and Mrs. Joel Jankowsky, Esq. The JM Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kanfer Mr. William M. Keck II Keyser Family Foundation Mr. Daniel L. Korengold and Mrs. Martha L. Dippell Land Rover Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lane, CPA The Lemon Foundation Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation Mr. John P. McDaniel MedStar NRH Medical Staff MedStar Health, Inc. MedStar Washington Hospital Center Corporation MedStar Washington Hospital Center Surgical Dept. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Mernick III Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation Mr. Edward F. Mitchell, Jr. Mobil Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Moore, Jr. Morrison Healthcare Food Services Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ourisman Paralyzed Veterans of America

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Nine-year-old Owin Vanderver loves Thanksgiving with all the trimmings— turkey, sweet potatoes, yummy desserts and a long holiday weekend. But last year Owin and his 7-year old sister Emma put a little extra “thanks” in the holiday when they made a very grownup decision to become philanthropists—and two of MedStar NRH‘s youngest donors. This generous philanthropic gesture began when a very inquisitive Owin asked his mother what happened to children who were hurt and in the hospital. Mom—Adeline Vanderver, MD, a pediatric neurologist at Children’s National Medical Center— tried to explain the inexplicable. “Some kids are injured so badly that they might not be able to walk, talk or even eat,” she told Owin. “Sometimes doctors in regular hospitals have done all they can to make them better with medicine. When that happens,” she explained, “doctors will transfer these children to a rehabilitation hospital. That’s where therapists and special doctors work to help make their bodies work better, so they can once again do the things kids love to do, like play, and run around,” Dr. Vanderver explained. His mother’s words affected Owin so much that he decided to donate his allowance to children in the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s pediatric unit, the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation. “Owin gets $2.00 every week for household chores. He had $50.00 and wanted to give it all to the children. That’s six months of savings for him—money he had wanted to use to purchase a much-wanted Lego set,” explained his mother. Still, $50.00 wasn’t quite enough for the entrepreneurial brothersister team. Owin and Emma decided they wanted to raise more money with a bake sale, and Dad
MedStar President John Rockwood with Dr. Sally Evans, and Emma and Owin Vanderver


suggested pumpkin pie in honor of Thanksgiving. The next day, Owin and Emma canvassed the neighborhood and came home with unexpected news: They had orders for nearly 30 pies! That’s when a family tag team worked in tandem in the kitchen—the kids rolled the dough and mixed the filling. Mom handled the oven. At $8.00 apiece, the Vanderver “pie kids” raised more than $500 for the children at MedStar NRH—and are already thinking ahead to Turkey Day 2013.

Cissy Patterson Trust Pepco Holdings Inc. Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation Premium Distributors PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP Primark Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rao Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockwood Rolyn Construction Corporation Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Frances M. Sargent Douglas P. Shepherd Mr. Alan W. Smith, Jr. and Mrs. Marcia Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Gerard C. Smith Southern Engineering Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Steuart Martha Washington Straus & Harry H. Straus Foundation, Inc. Guy T. Steuart Foundation Ms. Josephine M. Thompson Upjohn Company The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co. Verizon Walter Brownley Trust Watson Wyatt & Company Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Weiss Ruth S. Willoughby Foundation Ruesch Family Foundation Mrs. Earthaleen Woods The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation Mrs. Jean K. Zell

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Honor and Memorial Gifts
MedStar NRH is grateful to those donors who made a gift to the hospital during 2012 in honor or in memory of the following individuals:

In Honor of:
Diana Abdalla Cassandra M. Gray Suzanne Anderson, MD Dan Jamborsky Pamela L. Ashby Elspeth D. Salzman Barbara Ayers Richard Gnospelius Michael A. Boemmel Elspeth D. Salzman Kathleen Brady Dennis McClearn John C. Brickley Elspeth D. Salzman Linda D. Briggs Elspeth D. Salzman Alquietta Brown Paul R. Rao, Ph.D. Robert D. Bunning, MD Victoria Harold Robert L. Saloschin Dana L. Casson Elspeth D. Salzman Nancy M. DiBenedetto Elspeth D. Salzman Alex W. Dromerick, MD Elspeth D. Salzman Edward A. Eckenhoff The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Elspeth D. Salzman Seth A. Watkins Jeremy H. FitzGerald Peter G. Fitzgerald Robert Hahne Harry B. Freedman Milan A. Matey Howard A. Gilmer, DO Dudley Williams Therese M. Goldsmith MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Constance Guercin Henry A. Jordan Lauro S. Halstead, MD Margaret Adeniji Charles A. Baynard Marcia Bergeron Jacqueline K. Brittain Eleanor F. Carpenter Charles W. Craig J. S. Crossen Helen H. Ford William D. Hill Pamela J. Hindman Rubye Hughes Carolyn J. Hunt Carolyn F. Larrimore Paul M. Lewis Paul M. Munafo Bill B. Smith Mary Sprandel Joe F. Thomason Marjorie A. Watt Robert S. Hartmann Elspeth D. Salzman Jennifer C. Keller Pat M. Sheehy Elizabeth Ljung Joshua Justin Merck Partnership for Giving Elizabeth Marra Joshua Justin Merck Partnership for Giving MedStar NRH Network Nursing and PT Staff Barbara B. Frink George H. Mernick Johnnie M. Chaplinski Thene Martin Mernick Johnnie M. Chaplinski Dolores E. Mernick Barbara H. Winnik Diane Nichols Dennis McClearn MedStar NRH SCI Nurses, Techs and Therapists Dudley Williams MedStar NRH-Second Floor Nursing and Techs PT & OT Edward A. Eckenhoff Joshua Justin Merck Partnership for Giving Occupational Therapy and Speech Language & Pathology Month MedStar NRH Network Care Coordination Team Abel Putu Nikia L. Taylor Paul R. Rao, Ph.D. Elspeth D. Salzman Sara E. Reges Laurie M. Goldberg James Richards Andrew Miller Spenser Robbins James Robbins John D. Rockwood Elspeth D. Salzman Elspeth D. Salzman Susan H. Black Carolyn N. Mucciaro Sandeep Simlote, MD Stanley L. Berlinsky James S. Stanback Rosemary C. Welch Elspeth D. Salzman Curtis Whitehair, MD Elspeth D. Salzman Michael R. Yochelson, MD Paul R. Rao, PhD Elspeth D. Salzman

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In Memory of:
Justin M. Carter Aijaz Ahmed Armando Alfano Jeffrey R. Allum Arete Associates Matching Gift Program The Boeing Company David Brennan Brett Buehl Mary E. Cardwell Brent A. Carter James W. Carter Robert A. Carter Nickie Chen Leslie D. Cheney Marie Coleman Tim Cotton Alan Cumming Roland D. Damiani Edward A. Eckenhoff Henry J. Eggert Elizabeth El-Nattar Andre Fernandes Tracy Goetz Carl Guild Cambria Hamburg Steven E. Harris Ian W. Hromada Michael A. Interbartolo Forrest Knowles Alison M. Lichy Robert Marsteller Donald Moricle Roy G. Nyren Charles Onthank Jessica Parker David L. Purette Laura Pyle Pyramid Systems, Inc. Paul R. Rao Anthony P. Ricciardone Kerry Richard John D. Rockwood Elspeth D. Salzman Steven M. Sloss Stephen R. Stanvick Gail S. Stein Justin Stuparitz Leroy E. Tirrell Denise M. Vandenheuvel Sara K. Vandenheuvel Aimee Whitten Michael R. Yochelson, MD Pauline A. Craver Linda L. Payne James J. Cromwell Ain & Bank, PC Manal Alaswadi Edmund B. Cronin Jo Ann H. Cruz Edward A. Eckenhoff William D. Foote Arrel Godfrey Ruth C. Hooper Jim Coleman Toyota Alan G. Kirk The Lemon Foundation Walter H. Magruder McCarthy Wilson. LLP Miles & Stockbridge Foundation, Inc. James A. Morrill Perennial Garden Club C J. Ritchie Rockville Cemetery Association, Inc. John D. Rockwood Leonard P. Steuart The Calvin H. Cobb Jr. Revocable Trust Charles E. Wagner G. K. Wall Jeffrey L. Ward Sidney DeJong Gerben A. DeJong, PhD Virginia Freeman Peter J. FitzGerald Kempton B. Jenkins Norman J. Asher Gilbert R. Callaway Edward P. Curtis Edward A. Eckenhoff George T. Esherick Stephen L. Gordon Robet R. Gosende John Griffith Fred C. Hart Maurice K. Heartfield Marvin Kalb Keith Loehlein Elizabeth F. Luttrell Robert Marsteller Margaret McKelway Casey Miller James A. Morrill Northfield Mount Hermon School Nossaman LLP Elizabeth L. Nottingham Henry Ravenel Cameron H. Sanders Sara Scherr Robert H. Shorb Nancy E. Symington Rosalie P. Keiser Kenneth Keiser John P. Leachman E C. Irby Suzanne S. Mitchell Edward F. Mitchell Patrick M. Scanlon Ellen M. Case Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP Communications Workers of America James B. Coppess Leonard J. Goldman Matthew Harris Karen A. Philipps Jacqueline Procaccini The Newspaper Guild Communications Workers of America United Mine Workers of America Patricia Skantze Marilyn H. Rose Margery E. Zylich Catherine M. Szenczy

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Renoir Society
“The pain ends, but the beauty endures.”
—Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the gifted French Impressionist painter, struggled with the disabling effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis. He persevered, however, and from his wheelchair he created assistive devices that enabled him to continue creating the art that we still enjoy today. The Renoir Society recognizes donors who have included MedStar NRH in their estate planning. These donors believe in the hospital’s mission of Adding Life to Years®, by remembering MedStar NRH in their wills or through some other type of estate planning. For more information on how you can make a difference and become a member of the Renoir Society, please visit our website at www.MedStarNRH.org/plannedgiving or contact the Philanthropy Office at 202-877-1772. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Cohen Dr. and Mrs. Gerben A. DeJong Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Eckenhoff Mrs. Betty B. Elmore * Jeremy Hardy FitzGerald Mrs. Swananoa P. Hill * Lucy Crichton Jenkins and Kempton Jenkins * Mr. Robert Marsteller Mr. and Mrs. George H. Mernick III Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Moore, Jr. Ms. Carole M. Randolph Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Rao Ms. Marilyn H. Rose Mr. A. W. Smith, Jr. and Mrs. Marcia Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Steuart II
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, SELF-PORTRAIT, 1876. Oil on canvas; sight: 70.8 x 54.61 cm (27 7/8 x 21 1/2 in.), framed: 98.11 x 82.23 x 6.35 cm (38 5/8 x 32 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.) Harvard Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.61 Photo: David Mathews © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Mr. Peter L. Violante Rev. Howard Lee Williams * Mrs. Earthaleen Woods and Mr. Willie Woods Dr. Michael R. Yochelson and Mr. Guy Parker * Deceased

Ways to Give to MedStar NRH
There are many ways that you can make contributions in support of the MedStar NRH mission, including personal contributions of cash, appreciated stock and certain personal property. Patients and their families often ask about making tribute gifts in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. We recognize planned gifts that support the future of the hospital through the Renoir Society. Individuals, corporations and foundations may also contribute through sponsorship of our special events. To learn more about the many ways you can support MedStar NRH, please visit our website at MedStarNRH.org or contact the Philanthropy Office at 202-877-1772.

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Ten years ago, Jimmy Reyes was invited to play 18 holes of golf with his brother Jude and some friends. Jimmy was anticipating a nice day, getting some sun, chatting up the guys and maybe sinking a few good putts. Instead, he met a force of nature named Ed Eckenhoff, founder of MedStar NRH. The encounter changed Jimmy Reyes’ life. Eckenhoff cut a striking figure—a tall man with braces on his legs, leaning against especially designed adaptive equipment that allowed him to swing his club with expertise, despite paraplegia. of a highly successful, international food and beverage distribution company. Reyes is working hand-inhand with Eckenhoff as co-chairman of the $25 million Adding Life to Years® campaign to establish the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research at the hospital, update the hospital’s physical plant, expand inpatient and outpatient services, grow fellowship programs, and convert the hospital to all private rooms. “Health care has changed a great deal since MedStar NRH first opened its doors,” Reyes says. “And we know that MedStar NRH must change, as well. For example, we once believed that sharing a room promoted recovery. Now we know that privacy is critical to a good outcome for patients. And today an aging population means greater numbers of people suffering disabling illness and injury, and we need to keep pace with this growing need. We also want to continue to be an important part of neurologic research about how the brain functions and recovers, which is helping to revolutionize rehabilitation.” MedStar NRH is on the cutting edge, Reyes adds. “The campaign is designed to keep us there.” MedStar NRH initially framed the fund raising campaign as a five-year-long effort. But Reyes, a generous donor himself, says, “I’m optimistic we’ll reach that goal sooner. We’re expanding our donor base, and educating more and more people about the ‘hidden jewel’ named MedStar NRH. “Every day, the staff at MedStar NRH is making miracles,” he adds. “We’re going to build a future that will allow them to keep making miracles for years to come.”


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Board of Directors
James V. Reyes Chairman Daniel L. Cohen Vice Chair Robert B. Ourisman Treasurer Thene Martin Mernick Secretary John D. Rockwood President Michael Boemmel Assistant Treasurer Michael R. Yochelson, MD Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE President & CEO, MedStar Health Samuel J. Bergman John R. Clark III Thomas J. Collamore Rafael J. Convit, MD Honorable Carol T. Crawford Julia B. Creighton Edward A. Eckenhoff Jeremy Hardy FitzGerald J. Scott Fechnay Leonard A. Greenberg Edward B. Healton, MD E. Claiborne Irby, MD Joel Jankowsky James S. Jelinek, MD Daniel L. Korengold William M. Lane Candace C. Somerville Charles E. Wagner Jacqueline A. Watson, DO

MedStar NRH Board of DIrectors President Jimmy Reyes

“He was amazing to watch,” says Reyes. “I knew I was meeting a ‘one of a kind’ person. He has enormous energy and passion for everything he does.” After the golf game, Reyes took a tour of MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and quickly became a “believer.” “I was blown away by what I saw,” he adds. “It was such a wonderful environment –cheerful, caring, life affirming.” A few years later, Reyes followed his brother on to the MedStar NRH Board of Directors. Last year, Reyes became board chair. Today, the network is benefitting from his vast experience as director

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MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Consolidated Revenue and Expense Statement and Statistical Highlights FY 2012
Statistical Highlights Inpatient Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,078 Average Length of Stay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.6 Average Daily Inpatient Census. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.7 Outpatient Visits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342,977 Average Length of Stay — Days 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20.2 19.2 17.9 17.2 17.3 16.6 17.4 16.4 17.2 17.0 17.6

Consolidated Revenue and Expense Statement
Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/2012 Revenue
Gross patient care revenue: Inpatient services Outpatient services Gross patient service revenue Less contractual allowances and charity care Net patient service revenue Other operating revenue Net operating revenue $ 95,171,658 $ 62,150,780 $ 157,322,438 $ 59,496,074 $ 97,826,364 $ 2,133,662 $ 99,960,026

Operating Expenses
Salaries and related expenses Supplies Purchased services Other expenses Allowance for bad debts Interest expense Depreciation and amortization Total operation expenses Earnings (loss) from operations $ 60,580,134 $ 5,210,096 $ 10,214,427 $ 10,683,944 $ 2,714,838 $ 2,156,938 $ 4,107,918 $ 95,668,295 $ 4,291,731

Disability Class (FY 2012) Amputee 3.6% Arthritis 0.3% Stroke 27.6% Cardiac 4.7% Other Neurological 13.5% Head Trauma 21.6% Spinal Cord Inj. 5.5% Other 6.8% Orthopedic 16.4% Total 100.0%

Non-Operating Gains (Losses)
Financial Class (FY 2012) BlueCross 19.3% Medicaid 13.3% Medicare 32.5% Other 2.6% Workers Comp. 2.2% Managed Care 23.0% Commercial 4.5% International 2.6% Total 100.0% Investment income Grant revenue Grant expenditures Net gain on sale of investments Total non-operating income (expense) $ 420,400 $ 3,123,931 $ (3,123,931) $ (286,475) $ 133,925

Patients’ Resident State (FY 2012) Maryland 47.4% D.C. 41.3% Virginia 8.2% Other States 2.7% Foreign Countr. 0.4% Total 100.0%

Excess of revenues over expenses to reinvest into physical plant and patient care operations Unrealized gain on investments held for physical plant improvement Income tax provision Excess of expenses over revenue

$ 4,425,656 $ (816,864)

$ (122,627) $ 3,486,165


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

ZeroG™ overground weight support system

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Rehabilitation Robotics

Brain Injury
Improving Outcomes in Acute Rehabilitation for TBI November 1, 2007 – June 30, 2012 Funding Source: International Severity Information Systems, Inc.; National Institutes of Health Individual Planning for the First Year Following Acute Rehabilitation October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2013 Funding Source: The Ohio State University Research Foundation; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehab Evaluation (I-CARE) Stroke Initiative July 1, 2007- July 31, 2013 Funding Source: University of Southern California; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health Grip Force Control as a Diagnostic Tool for Mild TBI September 1, 2010 – January 31, 2012 Funding Source: Navy Bureau of Medicine SISTERS: Spasticity in Stroke – Randomized Study September 19, 2012 – September 18, 2017 Funding Source: Medtronic International Left Lateralization Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 Funding Source: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Functional Ambulation: Standard Treatment vs. Electrical Stimulation Therapy (FASTEST) Trial in Chronic PostStroke Subjects with Foot Drop June 1, 2010 – May 31, 2013 Funding Source: Bioness, Inc. Overground Gait Training with a Novel Dynamic Body-Weight Support System October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2013 Funding Source: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education

Reach Forward: Mechanisms of Practice-Induced Reaching Improvement after Stroke January 20, 2010 – December 30, 2014 Funding Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education Stroke Disparities Project: PROTECT DC September 30, 2007 – August 31, 2012 Funding Source: Georgetown University; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
*Research grants and awards ongoing and pending January 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012.

Center For Post-Acute Innovation And Research
A Practice-Based Evidence Study in SCI Rehabilitation (SCI-REHAB) October 1, 2006 – September 30, 2012 Funding Source: Craig Hospital; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology and Research Center at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital December 6, 2004 – October 28, 2014 Funding Source: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Spinal Cord Injuries
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in SCI October 1 2009- September 30, 2014 Funding Source: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education

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October 30, 2013 Gala Victory Awards®
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will celebrate its 2013 Gala Victory Awards® on Wednesday, October 30, at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel. Senator and Mrs. Timothy Johnson will co-chair the evening, which will feature a live and silent auction, seated dinner and the presentation of the annual Victory Awards.
MedStar NRH created the Victory Awards® in 1986 to celebrate the Victory of the Human Spirit and to honor individuals who best exemplify exceptional strength and courage in the face of physical adversity. Over the years, the Victory Awards® have honored 74 people from all walks of life. Many of them have been celebrities from the fields of arts and entertainment, sports and politics. Others have been extraordinary community leaders, advocates for disability rights, champion athletes, teachers, parents, and students. The event raises significant dollars for the network’s world-class services, helping to provide high quality care for persons with disabling illness and injury. To learn more about the 2013 Victory Awards®, contact leslie.concha@medstar.net.

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