If you are like many people who have experienced a catastrophic injury or illness, your stay in the acute care hospital or trauma center was punctuated by the thought "Thank God, I survived!" But now the long road of rehabilitation has begun, and it is totally new territory for you. To help you through the next few steps on your journey, it might be helpful to visit with someone who has a child who experienced a similar injury or illness and has been through rehabilitation.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital's Peer Volunteer Program matches parents of children who have completed rehabilitation with people who are just starting the process of rehabilitation for the purpose of sharing meaningful life experiences and providing hope for the future. Adolescents who completed rehab are also available as a peer volunteer.
Peer Volunteers contribute in a number of ways, including:
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital has been designated a Passy-Muir, Inc. Center of Excellence. Madonna’s Pulmonary Program staff and patients are featured in Passy-Muir’s World Progress Report documentary. The video illustrates the life-changing benefits of the Passy-Muir Valve for ventilator and tracheostomy tube patients when utilized by a team of skilled rehabilitation specialists.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to increasing education and understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the community. In addition to partnering with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and their COPD Breathe Better Campaign, Madonna has joined with the American Lung Association to offer education and support.
American Lung Association (ALA)
US COPD Coalition
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)