LASCI Visits Spinal Cord Injury Patients at Summa Rehabilitation Hospital

On August 1st, 2012, UroMed’s spinal cord injury support group, Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI)  hosted a motivational seminar for newly injured SCI patients at Summa Rehab Hospital in Ohio. The event, led by LASCI founder Bert Burns, focused on how to live a full life after a spinal cord injury. Bert spoke about his experience as a Paralympic gold medalist and entrepreneur, and gave insights on:

  • Work/School,
  • Dating,
  • Children,
  • Marriage,
  • Sexuality,
  • Sports and
  • Bladder/Bowel Management.

The young man pictured had a spinal cord injury but is now able to walk with the use of a cane.

The event was attended by professionals and patients alike and some even shared their stories of hope and recovery. One young man had a spinal cord injury but is now able to walk with the use of a cane while another gentleman, injured in a 4-wheeling accident, had his house rebuilt thanks to students at the high school where he used to coach! After the program, UroMed representative Vicki Sizer  answered questions that participants had.

About Summa Rehab Hospital

Summa Rehab Hospital, a joint venture between Summa Health System and Vibra Healthcare, is a 60-bed acute medical facility providing a rehabilitation regiment based on the specific needs of each patient. The freestanding facility is dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation by a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurses, physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists and case management workers.

Summa has installed and implemented the most current technologies available in the rehabilitation field, including:

  • Body weight supported treadmill training and therapy for locomotor recovery
  • Active assisted motion technology for upper and lower limb recovery
  • Vital stimulation for swallowing
  • Car transfer simulation system

Summa Rehab Hospital CEO Cheryl Henthorn designed the Rehab Hospital .

Highlights of the freestanding, fully-dedicated rehabilitation hospital:

  • All private rooms with private baths on two levels
  • Rehab gym totaling more than 5,000 square feet with two-story elevation, natural light for improved health and quality of life
  • Private treatment space on two levels
  • Outdoor therapeutic ambulatory patio with various ambulatory surfaces
  • Bariatric rooms with overhead lift device to support 1,000 pounds
  • Bedside dialysis capability in all rooms
  • ADL suite – bath, bedroom, kitchen and living space
  • Day rooms located on two levels dedicated for patients, families and visitors
  • In-house radiology suite and pharmacy
  • Patient-specific e-Rehab outcomes data
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Classroom for community programming
  • On-site durable medical equipment and prosthetic services

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Life After Spinal Cord Injury [SCI] is a motivational program created by UroMed to assist people with disabilities, rehabilitation programs, medical education seminars and other community events. UroMed founder, Bert Burns, started LASCI as a way to reach out to others through public speaking because, more than anything, he wants to give other people in wheelchairs the same encouragement that he has received.

If you’d like to attend one of Bert’s upcoming engagements, please visit our Events calendar on our Facebook page. And feel free to contact us to invite Bert to participate in your program.

Join LASCI and be a part of a wonderful community!

Join LASCI and be a part of a wonderful community!

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-841-1233.

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