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Certified rehabilitation registered nurses improve patient outcomes at Madonna
In the News
November 17, 2021

Rehabilitation nurses play a crucial role in improving the lives of patients recovering from illness or injury. These are individuals who’ve received advanced training and have earned the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) distinction. We’re proud that of the 135 registered CRRNs in the state, more than half, 72, are employed at Madonna. Learn more about the role of the CRRN, their critical role within Madonna’s care team and the impact they make on patients in their care.       

Western New York gains access to ICARE
In the News
September 07, 2021

 
 
The number of new sites with the ICARE by SportsArt, a rehabilitation technology developed at Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, is growing with the latest installation in the Buffalo, New York region. The ICARE helps patients, such as those who have experienced a stroke or spinal cord injury, address their walking, fitness, balance and arm rehabilitation goals simultaneously.

Judith M. Burnfield, Ph.D., P.T., Institute Director, who leads research to advance guidelines for use of the ICARE, made a special visit to Western New York to oversee the introduction of the new equipment purchased by the Motion Project Foundation. Natalie Barnhard is the founder of Motion Project. She sustained a spinal cord injury at work in 2004 and is making a difference for others through The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery located in Cheektowaga.

“Natalie is just fantastic. She and her family are real visionaries for making rehabilitation available in the community for people,” said Dr. Burnfield. “She recognizes that rehabilitation and fitness are not just something you do in the hospital but a lifestyle you pursue once your return to your homes and communities.”

The Madonna ICARE by SportsArt integrates an external body weight support system, as well as an elliptical, with a specialized motor that can sense the need for assistance for the user. The ICARE system allows persons with serious injuries and illnesses to exercise safely for longer periods of time while lessening the physical demands placed on clinicians’ and fitness trainers’ bodies while assisting.

“We had a wonderful time working with Natalie and her trainers and helping them learn how to use the ICARE,” said Dr. Burnfield.

Q&A with Respiratory Therapists
October 29, 2020

In celebration of National Respiratory Therapy Week, we caught up with two Madonna RTs and asked about their career path and the ways they make a difference in our patients' recoveries. 

Madonna’s Research Institute guides new PM&R residents
In the News
September 18, 2020

Madonna's partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center was strengthened in 2018 with the launch of our physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. This year two residents have partnered with our research institute to find out how Madonna is remaining a leading-edge innovator in rehab technology. 

Helpful Hints for Helmets
July 16, 2020

From toddlers to teens, ride-on toys are popular toys. They can be a lot of fun, encouraging kids to remain physically active and enjoy the outdoors. However, 18% of parents say their child doesn't wear a helmet when riding a bike, a number that increases dramatically for other wheeled toys. Learn more and get helpful tips for protecting your child's brain from injury.