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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045



    SCHENECTADY, NY – January 10, 2013  – Donna Stressel, occupational therapist and program director of driving rehabilitation services at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, has been recognized by the New York State Association of Traffic Safety Boards with the 2012 Novelli Award.

    The award honors Stressel for her dedication, commitment and contributions in developing the CarFit Program which helps older driver in the Capital Region.

    Stressel is also a certified driver rehabilitation specialist and a New York State certified driving instructor. A resident of Guilderland, she has been with Sunnyview for nearly 26 years.


    St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has more than 11,700 employees at more than 125 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of nearly $1.1 billion. For more information, please visit

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