FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
SCHENECTADY, NY – March 27, 2013 – The Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation has received a donation of nearly $1,200 from the Credit Unions Cares for Kids Program, which is comprised of Hudson River Community Credit Union, TCT Credit Union, and Saratoga’s Community Credit Union.
The funds will enable Sunnyview to purchase two IPads for bedside use with inpatients and outpatients at the hospital, as well as for children Sunnyview treats from the Head Start program of Schenectady County.
The computer technology will enable the use of applications to help children with a variety of conditions, including swallowing issues, articulation in speech therapy, literacy, math and language skills. Additionally, the technology will help adolescent patients with traumatic brain injuries to think, reason and problem-solve, as well as augment communication for those individuals who can no longer speak but can touch and allow the IPads to speak for them.
Founded in 1928, Sunnyview’s 115-bed rehabilitation hospital is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It provides acute medical rehabilitation services as well as comprehensive outpatient services to patients in 40 counties from 10 states. For more information, please visit www.NortheastHealth.com/Sunnyview.
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 12,500 employees at more than 165 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 $1.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.
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