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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Contact: Angela L. Yu
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SUNNYVIEW REHABILITATION HOSPITAL RECEIVES $15K FROM WOOD FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Troy-based not-for-profit Northeast Health, has received a $15,000 grant from The Charles R. Wood Foundation towards the purchase of new rehabilitation technology to help patients with stroke and other neurological conditions.

The funds will support the purchase of The InMotion Robot for Rehabilitation, advanced technology that has shown to provide substantial functional and motor recovery for patients, including individuals who are months and even years post-injury. The system also is capable of assessing and responding to the patient's movement and guiding their changing abilities.

Sunnyview is nationally recognized as a leader in neurological patient care for patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. A dedicated rehabilitation hospital, Sunnyview is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program, brain injury and stroke specialty programs.

The Charles R. Wood Foundation was founded in 1978 with its mission to provide assistance to areas of special need in the Lake George region and surrounding areas. Not-for-profit organizations with an emphasis on programs for children, healthcare and the arts are the beneficiaries of Wood's generosity. For more information, please visit www.charlesrwoodfoundation.com.

Northeast Health -- a regional, comprehensive, not-for-profit network of health care, supportive housing and community services comprised of The Eddy, Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Sunnyview -- has joined Seton Health, a comprehensive, not-for-profit, integrated health care system anchored by St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, and St. Peter's Health Care Services to form St. Peter's Health Partners. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.

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