1 CANDO! Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Magee:Bigger and Better at 50 Hospital expands with new facility at the Watermark Building in Philadelphia 2008 ANNUAL REPORT
2 Table of Contents 4 Working Man Former Patient, Andrew Ecker, Talks About Life After Magee Cover: Linda Rizzo, Physical Therapist, works with Samuel Scott at Magee s new outpatient facility at the Watermark building Senator Christine Tartaglione Receives Tuttleman Award Bigger & Better Magee Opens New Outpatient Facility 13 Friends of Jerry Segal Host Event; Announce Return of Segal Classic Development and Public Relations Six Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, PA Phone MageeRehab.org 14 Above and Beyond 2008 Humanitarian Award Dinner Raises Funds for New Magee Dialysis Center 17 Going Global Magee Creates Training Materials for US Army Editor: Kerry O Connor, Director of Public Relations Please write to us at the address above if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive Can Do! or future fundraising requests to support Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation 2 Can Do!
3 Annual Report 2008 A Letter from our President & CEO Dear Friends: In the last Can Do!, I promised all of you that Magee was not going to rest on our laurels, and that this, our 50th year of caring, was a jumping off point for bigger things to come. We've wasted no time getting started. In September, we opened a brand new outpatient facility in the Watermark Building in the Logan Square section of Philadelphia. The 1500 square foot facility, just 4 blocks from the hospital, will treat both residents of the Watermark, a retirement community, and adolescents and adults from the surrounding communities of Logan Square, Center City, and Fairmount who need physical rehabilitation due to orthopedic conditions, balance disorders, arthritis, sports injuries, spine surgery, neurological conditions and those who need post-surgical conditioning. The addition of the Watermark facility is a wonderful way to increase the care we give the community, supplementing the work we've been doing at the Riverfront facility since Here at the main hospital, we ve built a state-of-the-art pharmacy, are renovating the cafeteria, and have opened a brand new dialysis center, which will save our patients the trip to receive dialysis elsewhere. Magee isn't just increasing care here in Philadelphia, we've also gone global. This past summer, Magee was asked to create a wheelchair training video and instructional materials for Iraqi citizens by Benjamin Kenion, a Captain in the U.S. Army (and Magee Occupational Therapist) who is in Iraq working with the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team. Captain Kenion realized the need for such materials when working with the Babil Regional Rehab Center. Magee happily obliged and the training materials were delivered, along with 2,000 wheelchairs from Latter Day Saints Philanthropies, in October. This project marks the first time an Iraqi rehabilitation facility has worked with a rehabilitation hospital in the United States, and we could not be prouder of our own Captain Kenion, the staff here at Magee that volunteered their time and expertise to create the materials, and the video production team of Independence Blue Cross and Flatworld Productions, who donated their time and equipment to bring the whole project together. I want to offer special thanks to Magee's Foundation Board who approved the funding for the Iraqi wheelchair training video, and to Foundation Board member and longtime friend to Magee, Jerry Segal, who brought the Independence Blue Cross video production team to the project on a volunteer basis. Nothing that happens at Magee would be possible without you, our friends and supporters, who time and time again generously support our initiatives and our patients, not the least of which are the members of the President's Council, Foundation Board, and Hospital Board of Trustees. Happy 50th Anniversary to all of you, the Magee family. Here's to what the next 50 years of caring will bring. With a start like this, anything is possible! Jack A. Carroll, Ph.D., M.H.A Annual Report 3
4 Just Checking In... Former Patient Talks T About Life After Magee Every now and then, former patients drop us a line and let us know how they re doing. This time around, we received a letter from Andrew Ecker. To my Friends at Magee, Thank you. My name is Andrew Ecker, and four years ago on August 20th, 2004, I suffered a broken neck at the hands of a poorly placed sandbar while swimming in the ocean. I was only 17 years old, and a mere ten days from starting my first year at college. The incident rendered me paralyzed from the neck down, with very little chance to ever walk again. Following being flown to Jefferson, undergoing multiple surgeries, enduring severe spinal shock, seizures, and three pulmonary embolisms I began my road to recovery at Magee. Unfortunately for me by this time I was now 18. The road looked long, and my chances of living a normal life seemed slim. But, I had not counted on just how spectacular the staff of nurses, aides, physicians, and therapists at Magee were. Terry, Lanae, Anthony (we called him Tange), and Fritz Louis-Jean showed me from day one that I was still strong, and that my recovery started with me. I learned more about myself in my time at Magee than most men and women do in their entire lives. I was able to find strength I didn't know I had, and discovered the person I truly was. And when the task seemed too difficult, and failure on the brink, I was lifted up by the loving arms of the people who worked there, my peers, and my family. Almost four full years have passed since I was discharged from Magee. If those same people could only see me now. I was able to attend college the following year, and stayed at my original university of choice, Hofstra (Dr. Fried's alma mater) for three semesters when I decided that I wanted to become a paramedic. I currently work as a Critical Care technician for Kennedy Health System's SCTU division, and am an Interning Paramedic with Virtua Health MICU. My Paramedic boards were held this past December. I would never have been able to achieve these goals without Magee. My ambitions are still unfulfilled, but that s because my thirst for knowledge grows stronger everyday. I take what I learned inside the walls of Magee to work everyday, as I try to impact my community in the same manner to which Magee impacted my life. I have a very hectic schedule, but I am writing this letter as both a thank you and a request. I am hoping that I can volunteer my time to Magee whenever I can as both a peer mentor, and a member of the ThinkFirst program. I have been given so much from this institution, and I would really enjoy the opportunity to give something back. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Andrew Ecker Andrew Ecker 4 Can Do!
5 Givers Corner Former Patients Give Back People often are introduced to Magee when they or a loved one become a patient. They may not have known about Magee previously, but it doesn t take long for them to realize and appreciate the wonderful work that happens inside these doors every day. When they finally leave Magee, it is always refreshing to see them come back to help and assist others who also have been seriously affected by an injury or an illness. Caren Sydnor Former Magee patient, Caren Sydnor, her husband Jason, and son Wesley paid a visit to Magee on September 3. Along with saying hello to her former therapists and friends, Caren did something BIG! After much planning, Caren and her family made a gift of $100,000 to start the Sydnor LT Fund! The fund will help others participate in the Locomotor Training therapy that was a crucial part of Caren s rehabilitation. It's always wonderful when individuals and families who have faced challenges and overcame them can think of others like Caren did. And, she promises that this gift is just the beginning as she is working with our Development team to raise money for the fund from family and friends. Caren Sydnor Janet Margolies For former patient, Janet Margolies, occupational therapy was a lifeline. After a fall left her with a smashed femur and broken wrist in the winter of 2008, she came to Magee to receive occupational therapy preparing for the activities of her daily life which included everything from being able to work to preparing her own meals. During April, which was Occupational Therapy Month, Margolies partnered with Magee s Occupational Therapists and Grant Writer/Special Event Coordinator Suzanne Smalley to hold a month long Kitchen Shower to re-supply the three kitchens where patients are taught new ways to cook, bake, and regain their independence. All hospital staff were encouraged to purchase kitchen items listed on registries at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. As a result, sets of pots and pans, coffee makers, mixers, silverware, and countless other gadgets arrived at the hospital. Janet herself wrote over 450 letters to family, friends and colleagues asking for donations. So far, over $10,200 has been sent to help the cause. Janet Margolies (left) helps therapists inventory items Magee received through her kitchen shower in May. The life of a person consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If you would like information about how you could raise funds to support the mission of Magee, please contact the Magee Development Office at Annual Report 5
6 Magee Eagles Visit Philadephia Eagles Training Camp On July 26, members of the Magee Eagles Quad Rugby team trekked up to the Lehigh Valley to spend some time watching the Philadelphia Eagles practice and drill for the upcoming season. But they did more than just watch from the sidelines. McNabb signed two jerseys and a photograph, said Magee Eagles veteran, A.J. Nanayakkara. Almost all the players signed a football. The Philadelphia Eagles have a long standing relationship with our wheelchair rugby team and it s no surprise that they took some time to sign autographs, pose for pictures, and talk sports with our guys. Mike Brown Receives Reach For Tomorrow Award During Rehabilitation Week, September 22-26, Magee President/CEO, Jack A. Carroll, recognized Mike Brown as the recipient of the Reach for Tomorrow President s Award. Magee Honors Patients During 2008 Rehab Week Celebration As part of National Rehabilitation Week, four outstanding former Magee patients were recognized for their amazing efforts regarding their rehabilitation and their ability to give back to the Magee family. Congratulations to: Joseph Stein Jennifer Salomon Michael Esquivel William Jerdon (General Unit) (Neuro) (Spinal Cord) (Outpatient) Donovan McNabb signs a football for Magee Eagles The award, given to Mike for his hard work and dedication, was presented on the rooftop during an all-staff barbecue that celebrated our 50th Anniversary and Rehabilitation Week. As a gift from the hospital, staff received black leather portfolios and copies of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book. Joseph Stein Jennifer Salomon Brian Dawkins poses with Magee Eagle, Brandon Culp The book, Celebrating 50 Years of Caring was put together by the Development & Public Relations Department and tells the story of the hospital founding right up through the generosity of Jerry Segal and the leadership of Dr. Carroll as President & CEO. Michael Esquivel William Jerdon 6 Can Do!
7 Magee Hosts Reunion for Nurses in Honor of 50th Anniversary In October, Magee held a get-together for members of our current and former nursing staff. The event, which was heavily attended by nursing alumni, gave members of our expansive Magee family the opportunity to rekindle old friendships while enjoying hors d oeuvres prepared by our own Food Services Department and live music performed by a jazz trio. Julie Rece, Laura Bittner, Donna Lefevre, Lisa Cinousis-Lynch Michelle McKeever, Dawn Frederickson Cay Ambrose, Sharon Harton, Barbara Miller Art Therapy Program Receives 5 Year Grant As a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital, Magee knows that helping patients heal involves more than just treating their bodies. It means healing their souls. Thanks to a 5 year grant from the Gray Charitable Trust, a small family foundation based in Bryn Mawr, Magee's Art Therapy program will be doing a lot more of that. The grant provides Magee with the funds to increase the amount of time patients spend creating, venting, expressing and enjoying themselves through art by allowing for a full-time Art Therapist. And the benefits are vast. "Patients use a variety of materials to create drawings, Art Therapist Lori Tiberi paintings, collage and sculpture," said Magee's Art Therapist, Lori Tiberi, who is looking forward to doubling the amount of time she spends working with patients from 20 to 40 hours per week. "Doing so increases fine motor skills, upper extremity strength, and coordination and balance. Emotionally, patients increase self-esteem, selfawareness and insight, reduce stress, develop coping skills, and learn self expression through creativity." Art Therapy is just a part of Magee's Clinical Outreach Program, which also includes horticultural therapy, theatre classes, pastoral care, and various sports programs Paralympics Medalist Visits Magee Magee honored local Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Laura Schwanger, at a rooftop cookout at the hospital on Friday, September 26, as part of Magee's National Rehabilitation Week celebration. Schwanger, who resides in Elkins Park, brought home the bronze medal for the armsonly singles rowing event during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. The medal is Schwanger's twelfth. I have four gold from Korea, three silver and a bronze from Barcelona, and three silver from Atlanta, said Schwanger, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis while serving in the Army in But they were for track and field events. The Paralympics in Beijing were my first as a rower, and I'm proud of my bronze medal. Although Schwanger was never a patient at Magee, she credits the hospital with introducing her to wheelchair sports. Through Magee, I learned about wheelchair sports. I participated in track and field, softball, and swimming and then branched out to other programs, even sled hockey, said Schwanger. Magee Night At Citizens Bank Park On May 28, over 120 Magee employees watched the Philadelphia Phillies play the Colorado Rockies. Employees received discounted tickets and the left field scoreboard acknowledged Magee and its 50th Anniversary Annual Report 7
8 Dr. Lane Brown Named Program Director for the Brain Injury and Stroke Programs Dr. Lane Brown is certainly not a newcomer to Magee. Throughout the 15 years of service she has given to the patients, she has been asked to fill a variety of roles. And Dr. Brown has just accepted another. Dr. Brown has been named the Program Director for the Brain Injury and Stroke programs. Dr. Brown brings a wealth of knowledge, talent and skill to her new role at Magee. More significantly however, she brings strength as a leader, outstanding character and a wonderful personality to this new role which will be a tremendous asset to our program, patients, family members and the community. This is a strong and vital program and I m looking forward to joining this outstanding group of clinicians, said Dr. Brown. Together, we ll continue to move the program forward. Dr. Lane Brown World Series Trophy...and Santa...Visit Magee There are very few things that could overshadow Santa Claus at a holiday party, and the Phillies World Series Trophy is one of them. On Sunday, December 21, both were at the 12th Annual Holiday Party for Patients. Along with the special visitors, (which also included Pat Croce) festivities included catered food, holiday treats, and toys handed out to children. The children's gifts are donated each year by IBEW, Local Union #98. The party is hosted each year by Magee s Assistant Vice President of Development, Mark Chilutti, and his family. Chilutti experienced what spending the holidays in a hospital can be like when he was admitted to Magee in 1996 after he was shot when his jewelry store was robbed. "Being in a hospital during the holidays is very difficult," said Chilutti. We want to make sure all the patients and their families have cards and gifts to open, and to have a party of their own to celebrate the season." Magee Paddlers Not Dragon Their Wagons On October 4, several Magee employees were part of the 7th Annual International Dragonboat Festival, winning all three of their races and walking away with gold medals for the hospital division. Dragonboating consists of 20 paddlers who move in unison to the beat of a drummer, combining strength with teamwork in an elaborately designed boat that originated in ancient China. The Parkway Cruisers certainly worked as a team, paddling better this year than any of their previous dragonboat performances. Team organizer and Magee therapist, Lori Schwarz, displays the hardware. 8 Can Do!
9 M a g e e P r o v i d e s V o t e r R e g i s t r a t i o n t o P a t i e n t s On Monday, September 1, Magee set up a voter registration booth at the hospital s traditional Patient & Family Labor Day BBQ on the roof of the hospital. Some of our patients were with us for a while, said Fritz Louis-Jean, Coordinator of Concierge Services and Hospitality Services at Magee. We wanted to make sure they had the chance to vote in this important presidential election by providing them with the chance to register, or to fill out the forms necessary to do an absentee ballot. The voter registration and absentee ballot forms for the BBQ were provided by the office of Pennsylvania State Senator Christine Tartaglione, who is a former Magee patient and current board member. Become a Member of the Anna Magee Society The Anna Magee Society recognizes those individuals who support Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in the same tradition as Anna J. Magee, whose generous bequest established the Hospital in Today, Anna Magee's gift continues to generate funds through the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation that support patient programs at Magee. Through bequests, endowments, charitable trusts, insurance, and gift annuities, members of the Anna Magee Society understand the importance of ensuring that Magee's services are available far into the future. Gifts such as these allow individuals and families to invest in and support Magee, guaranteeing its success for future generations. Magee Rehabilitation Hospital invites you to become a member of the Anna Magee Society. The following wording can be used to include Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in your will: I give, devise, and bequeath to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, a charitable corporation existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and located in Philadelphia, PA, the sum of dollars (or % of my residuary estate), or description of securities, property, etc. For more information on the Anna Magee Society, assistance with estate planning or creating a will, or other planned giving options, please contact Mark Chilutti, Assistant Vice President of Development at Ways to support the patients of Magee Rehabilitation Make a gift of cash, check, credit card, or appreciated securities to the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation by using the return envelope in this magazine. Choose Magee as a beneficiary of your gift to the United Way by using donor designation code Give online at MageeRehab.org. Your support enables us to change lives and is truly appreciated! 2008 Annual Report 9
10 S TATE SE N A TOR CHRISTINE T A R TAGLIONE RECEIV E S T U TTLEMAN AW ARD FO R E XCELLENCE IN HEAL THCARE Pennsylvania State Senator, Christine Tartaglione, received the Tuttleman Award for Excellence in Healthcare at a luncheon at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, June 4. Senator Tartaglione who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a boating accident in 2003 has been a strong advocate for those with disabilities. She has also been a tireless champion for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (where she received treatment) and the quality of care patients receive there. Senator Tartaglione also serves on Magee s Board of Trustees. Not only does she speak about her experience at Magee, Senator Tartaglione has also been instrumental in helping the hospital secure funding. The luncheon and award presentation were part of the Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar. Pennsylvania State Senator, Christine Tartaglione, receives the Tuttleman Award for Excellence in healthcare from Magee President and CEO, Jack A. Carroll. Sponsored by the Tuttleman Family Foundation, the Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar provides those who work on the clinical side of spinal cord injury, as well as those living with spinal cord injuries, the opportunity to learn about new technology, techniques, and clinical trials. This year s seminar featured a presentation by world renowned researcher, Wise Young, MD, PhD. Dr. Young is the founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is recognized as one of the world's outstanding neuroscientists. Dr. Young presented on pharmocolgical, surgical, and cellular therapies for spinal cord injury. Gregory Nemunaitis, MD, Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University, spoke on the use of functional electrical stimulation for persons with spinal cord dysfunction. This is the third year the Tuttleman Family Foundation has sponsored the seminar. World renowned researcher, Wise Young, MD, PhD, presents at the Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar. 10 Can Do!
11 Magee Hosts Art Exhibit On June 6th, 2008 Magee hosted a reception to unveil the artwork of photographer, Faye Murman, who spent three months capturing the relationships that form between patients, their families and staff while going through the joys and challenges of therapy. Her subjects were patients Kyle Hoff, Skip Bisset, Daren Dieter, and James London. The reception gave over 70 patients, staff and the general public their first glimpses of The Fifth Floor: Spinal Cord Injuries at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a project consisting of four photodocumentary slideshows and several framed photographs. The gallery atmosphere for the evening was created through the art displays, and completed with sparkling cider served in champagne flutes, a variety of hors d oeuvres prepared and artfully arranged by Magee s Food Services. The reception was even listed as a stop on the First Friday gallery and museum listings. This is an unprecedented look into what occurs during the physical rehabilitation process here at Magee, said Kerry O Connor, Director of Public Relations. Faye did an excellent job capturing the compassion, inspiration, challenges, and relationships that form between our patients, staff, and families. If you would like to see the slideshows (complete with audio interviews) visit Faye s website at Annual Report 11
12 Magee Opens New Outpatient Facility at Watermark Building in Philadelphia On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital opened a brand new outpatient facility in the Watermark Building at 2 Franklin Town Boulevard in the Logan Square section of the city, just four blocks from the hospital. The new, 1,500 square foot facility will treat residents of the Watermark a retirement community and will also treat adolescents (14 & up) and adults from the surrounding communities such as Logan Square, Center City, and Fairmount. We were looking to expand our outpatient physical therapy services, and the Watermark was looking to partner with a physical therapy provider with an excellent reputation, said Rosemarie Battiato, Magee s Outpatient Administrator who oversees Magee s outpatient facility on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia and the new Watermark site. We re looking forward to serving the Watermark residents, and new patients from the community will be able to get an appointment within twenty-four hours, and walk-ins might be available as well. The new outpatient facility can serve those who need physical rehabilitation due to orthopedic conditions, balance disorders, arthritis, sports injuries, spine surgery, neurological conditions and those who need post-surgical conditioning. To schedule an appointment, call Can Do!
13 Segal Classic is Back! September 25,2009! A Message From Jerry Segal As you are aware, due to an unfortunate fall last March, it was necessary to cancel what would have been the 19th Annual Segal Classic. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my many friends and sponsors who, in spite of the fact that there was no golf tournament, enabled the Friends of Jerry Segal to donate over $500,000 for the patients at Magee. I will be forever indebted to you for your support and friendship and I look forward to seeing you on September 25, Jerry and Carolyn Segal Friends of Jerry Segal Host Unique Event On Monday, October 13, 2008 Segal and his generous friends, along with Kerry Pacifico and the Pacifico family, and Dr. Fred Simeone hosted Race Cars for Rehabilitation, a fundraiser at the brand new Simeone Foundation Race Car Museum in Philadelphia. Attendees of the event had the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and dining while viewing 60 of the world s most beautiful and rare race cars. For those who wanted a more exclusive experience, VIP tickets provided a tour of the museum s collection with Dr. Simeone, the founder who has intimate knowledge of each of his cars. Jerry Segal and Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter Magee Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Guy Fried, Friends of Jerry Segal member, John Wendkos, Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, Jerry Segal, Dr. Fred Simeone and Magee President & CEO, Jack A Carroll Several of the vintage cars on display at the Simeone Foundation Race Car Museum 2008 Annual Report 13
14 Martie W. Gillin is Magee s 21st Humanitarian Award Recipient Since 1997, Martie W. Gillin and her family have worked tirelessly through their foundation, AIDS Alive, to end the stigma of HIV/AIDS and to help young people gain self-esteem so they will make positive, safe, life decisions. On Tuesday, November 18, Gillin received the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Humanitarian Award at the hospital's 50th Anniversary Celebration dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Gillin is the award's 21st recipient, and past winners include Philadelphia notables such as Lynn Abraham, John Dougherty, Jerry and Carolyn Segal, and Tim McCarver. The Humanitarian Award recognizes those who contribute positively to the role of healthcare and/or the lives of individuals with disabilities in the Philadelphia Region. Numerous individuals are reviewed each year by a selection committee. Magee has a special place in Gillin's heart. Her sister, MQ Reimel, was a patient at Magee after being stricken with encephalitis, which left her in a coma for almost three months. Although the chances of her recovering were doubtful in the beginning, Gillin hoped beyond hope that the staff at Magee would be able to help her sister, and within Reimel's first week of therapy she started to make progress. Today, she has a quality of life never thought possible before coming to Magee. "Because our family has witnessed first hand the expertise, compassion, and dedication found within the walls of Magee, I and my family feel a great sense of pride being recognized by Magee for our work with AIDS Alive," said Gillin. Proceeds from the celebration, more than $184,000, are being used to build a dialysis center at Magee. Magee President & CEO, Jack A. Carroll, presents the Humanitarian Award to Martie W. Gillin Plasterers Union Local No. 8 Golf Outing Raises $16,000 for Magee October 4, 2008 was a beautiful day for golf at the John Byrne Golf Course in Northeast Philadelphia. Over 80 golfers participated in the 14th Annual Plasterers Union Golf Outing, which raised $16,000 for Magee. Golf was followed by a barbeque and raffle back at the Plasterer s Local 8 Union hall. Magee President & CEO, Jack A. Carroll receives a check from the Plasterer s Union Local 8 Business Manager, Tom Kilkenny Magee Board of Trustees members, Fred D Angelo and Patrick O Hara, were instrumental in making this partnership possible. Thank you to the following Magee volunteers for all your help to make this event a success! Laura Bittner Natalie Busillo Jack Carroll Mark Chilutti Guy Fried John Fox Kerry O Connor Ron Siggs Suzanne Smalley The 2009 Plasterer s Golf Outing is June 20! For more information, call Plasterer s Union Local 8 Business Manager, Tom Kilkenny and Magee s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Guy Fried Magee s Vice President of Development and Public Relations, Ron Siggs and Magee Chairman of the Board, Fred D Angelo, Jr. 14 Can Do!
15 Thanks for your Support! Magee Thanks our Founders Circle Members We were pleased to welcome 102 members to the Magee Founders Circle during our last fiscal year. This distinguished group of individuals made personal leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the Magee Rehabilitation Foundation to support Magee patients. This year our goal is to reach 110 distinguished members. Your support is welcome to help us reach our goal, while helping to support the great work of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Gifts can be made by cash, check, donations of appreciated stock, or by credit card. To make a gift or for more information on the Founders Circle, please call the Development Office at Therapist, Alex Kobb, helps a patient walk 4th Floor Therapists Thanks to your support, the Nursing and Therapist Excellence Fund continues to train our staff members to be the best! Thanks to the generous support of our donors and friends, the Nursing and Therapist Excellence Fund continues to receive gifts that directly support educational and training opportunities for our staff. All funds raised through the Annual Fund campaign will be designated to the Nursing and Therapist Excellence Fund. An envelope is enclosed in this publication for you to make a gift to support this fund. Thanks to all for your continued support. Your financial support helps us to work harder each day at fulfilling our mission of improving the quality of lives of individuals with disabilities. Buoniconti Fund and Magee Host Fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park On Thursday, November 20, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis hosted the 5th Annual Raise a Glass for a Cure event at the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park. The fundraiser supported spinal cord injury research at Magee and the Miami Project based at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine. Those attending the event were treated to gourmet food stations, tours of Citizens Bank Park, and silent & live auctions. Philadelphia notables such as Eagles rookie sensation DeSean Jackson, former Eagles Vince "Invincible" Papale and Ike Reese, former Penn State Football Player Adam Taliaferro, the voice of the 76ers Marc Zumoff, Sports Radio personality Howard Eskin and the mascot of the 2008 World Champion Phillies, the Phillie Phanatic mingled with guests. Vince Papale Adam Taliaferro Phillie Phanatic DeSean Jackson 2008 Annual Report 15
16 Howard Eskin Helps Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Raise $170,000 at 8th Annual Night of Champions On Friday, May 9, Howard Eskin received Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Champion in the Community Award at the 8th Annual Magee Night of Champions. But that s not all. Pennsylvania State Senator and Magee board member, Christine Tartaglione, presented Eskin with an official letter of congratulations from the Senate recognizing him for his charitable work. I don t agree with every decision the Senate makes, but this is one of the smartest decisions they ve made, joked Eskin. Eskin didn't just accept the praise for his past involvement with the hospital-which includes donating the $13,000 raised by the sale of the Howard Eskin Bobblehead Doll in 2006-he volunteered as the guest auctioneer. WIP Radio Personality, Howard Eskin, served as a guest auctioneer and honoree at Magee s 8th Annual Night of Champions While local celebrities in attendance such as Vince Papale, Adam Taliaferro, Billy Cunningham, Mike Mamula, Mike Chalenski, Ed Stefanski, Ted Pendergrass, Phil Martelli, Fran Dunphy, and Jackie Frazier-Lyde looked on, Eskin cajoled and prodded bids from the event attendees. A Philadelphia Eagles helmet, signed by over 30 players and coaches, raised $2,200 alone. The fundraiser, which consists of dinner, raffle prizes and auctions of autographed sports memorabilia, brought in $170,000 for Magee s Community Program Fund which supports wheelchair sports, peer mentoring, support groups and more. The Night of Champions is held each year at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on Columbus Boulevard. The 9th Annual Night of Champions will be held Friday, May 8, For more information, call Howard Eskin holds his Champion of the Community Award while State Senator, Christine Tartaglione, displays the letter from the Pennsylvania Senate recognizing Eskin for his charitable work. 16 Can Do!
17 Magee Partners with U.S. Army to Create Wheelchair Training Video for Iraqi Citizens Last summer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital was asked by the US Army to create training materials such as posters, brochures, and a video to help Iraqi citizens learn to properly use wheelchairs. Magee happily obliged and the materials were sent to the Babil Regional Rehabilitation Center in the Babil Province in Iraq in October. And the Army said thank you. On Tuesday, January 20, Army Captain Benjamin Kenion, who organized the project between Magee and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, delivered to each Magee staff member who volunteered their time and expertise an American flag that flew over the US Embassy in Baghdad. Pennsylvania State Senator, Christine Tartaglione, also issued citations to those involved. Because of his experience as an occupational therapist at Magee, Captain Kenion realized the need for such materials when working with the Babil Regional Rehabilitation Center, which treats 250 patients a day. The video and materials, which cover transfers, elevations, pressure relief, and basic wheelchair assessment, were produced in both English and Arabic to make them more versatile and user friendly. There is nothing like this in Iraq, said Dr. Sahir Jaleel Rashid Hamad Al-Maamoury, the Director of Babil Regional Rehab Center about the training video and other materials. This is the first time that a rehabilitation hospital in Iraq has worked with one in the United States. Also, Iraq gets many donations, but most are not translated or translated properly, which makes them useless. But the video will serve more than just those with wheelchairs. Showing women working with patients has provided motivation for young women to pursue an education in the rehabilitation field. A copy of the video was presented to the Human Organization for Democracy and Woman s Rights, a women s non-governmental organization (NGO) center in Iraq, as well as throughout the world. We are very proud to have been a part of this project, said Deb Kucera, Director of Therapy at Magee, who was instrumental in producing the materials. Everything, from the brochures and posters, demonstrating proper wheelchair techniques in the video, even the narration were done by staff who donated their time and expertise. We also were fortunate to have assistance from the video production department at Independence Blue Cross and Flat World Productions who donated their talent and equipment to produce the video. The Magee team that worked on the project include Lori Nicolini Kelly LaBlanc Christina Rinehimer Katrina Banfe Kristine Stryd Kerry O Connor Caitlin Doyle Kate Pantalino Susan Lawall Jeannette Morrissey Deb Kucera Magee staff (front row) Christina Rinehimer, Katrina Banfe, (back row) Caitlin Doyle, Virginia Burmeister, Susan Esposito, Kerry O Connor (Director of Public Relations), Deborah Kucera (Director of Therapy), Lori Nicolini, Kristine Stryd, Kate Pantolino, and Kelly LeBlanc, produced the training materials for the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team Annual Report 17
18 Financial Reports Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2008 and 2007 PATIENT OCCUPANCY STATISTICS Admissions 1,222 1,376 Average length of stay (in days) Total patient days 30,161 28,235 Percentage of occupancy Outpatient units of service 62,475 54,458 OPERATIONAL DATA (in dollars) Operating revenue Net patient service revenue $51,813,587 $ 45,508,884 Investment income 55,529 14,789 Other revenue $5,042,261 $10,702,968 Net assets released from restrictions - - TOTAL REVENUE $56,911,377 $56,226,641 Operating expenses Salaries and employee benefits 34,454,513 34,512,158 Supplies 1,269,218 1,076,932 Depreciation and amortization 2,191,222 2,129,801 Interest expense 48, ,058 Insurance 5,183,213 7,752,762 Provision for bad debt 734, ,247) Other 11,534,317 9,417,845 TOTAL EXPENSES 55,415,305 55,569,803 NET REVENUE FROM OPERATIONS $1,496,072 $656,838 COMMUNITY SUPPORT Income from the Anna J. Magee Trust $1,455,546 $1,503,000 Unrestricted gifts and contributions 667, ,246 Restricted contributions and grants 2,023,593 1,538,288 Total $4,146,314 $3,525,534 COMMUNITY EXPENDITURES hireability and Legal Clinic for the Disabled $223,963 $108,781 Medical Education 544, ,401 Wheelchair Athletes 169, ,409 Community Benefit Programs and Needy Individuals 3,307,504 22,637,318 Total $4,245,619 $3,212,909 Taking Time to Care During the past year, more than 187 volunteers gave 20,069 hours of service to Magee. At an average hourly rate of $16.54,* this represents a gift to the hospital worth $331,933. * Supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 18 Can Do!
19 Annual Gifts Magee Rehabilitation Hospital gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations and corporations who supported patient services and programs. Those who sponsored the 2007 Jerry Segal Classic, 2007 Humanitarian Award Dinner, and the 2008 Night of Champions are also listed in this section. Magee Rehabilitation Hospital recognizes these benefactors for their contributions during the fiscal year (July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008). Leadership Benefactors $100,000 and above Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Aronson Friends of Jerry Segal The Percival Roberts, Jr. Trust Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Department of Economic Development Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Department of Health Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Department of Public Welfare Jerry & Carolyn Segal 2008 Annual Report 19
20 Annual Gifts Magee Rehabilitation Hospital gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations and corporations who supported patient services and programs. Those who sponsored the 2007 Jerry Segal Classic, 2007 Humanitarian Award Dinner, and the 2008 Night of Champions are also listed in this section. Magee Rehabilitation Hospital recognizes these benefactors for their contributions during the fiscal year (July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008). GlaxoSmithKline Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Krancer Lillie I.W. Baker Trust Metro Development Milberg, Strauss & Leibowitz Families A Friend of Magee Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham Gersten Savage LLP Gray Charitable Trust IBEW, Local Union #98 Independence Blue Cross Kamco Building Supply Major Benefactors $25,000 - $99,999 Lee & Jane Seidman The Tuttleman Family Foundation The Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Inc. Platinum $10,000 - $24,999 Karr Barth Associates Katie Samson Foundation Fred Kirschner Mr. John F. Kistner Lydia Fisher Warner Memorial Trust Steve Pavlis Norman Raab Foundation PECO Press Communications/Alfred & Nicole Colantoni & the Stevens Family Seth & Filomena Tobias The Wendkos Family Segal, Wolf, Berk, Gaines & Liss, Attorneys Shields Construction Co., Inc/Penn Construction Co., Inc. The Watermark The Zisman Family Foundation A Best Vending, Inc. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Altria Assured Guaranty, Ltd. Atlanta Consulting Group Bassman, Laserow & Co., P.C. Beneficial Savings Bank Dr. Leonard Bruno & Dr. Gene Salkind Bryn Mawr Trust Company Canada Dry Delaware Valley Bottling Company Mr. and Mrs. Gerard V. Carey Keystone Outdoor Commonwealth Insurance Company The DiBona Family Duffy + Partners Mr. and Mrs. John S. Estey Hon. Lynne Abraham Adam Taliaferro Foundation Bass Trading Blank Rome, LLP Cambridge Companies, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Carr Jack A.Carroll,PhD, MHA The Closeout Group Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Collins Mr. and Mrs. William L. Conrad Cozen O'Connor David Cutler Group Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. D'Angelo, Jr. Exelon Power Team Diamond $5,000 - $9,999 Exelon Power Team Steve & Debra Gautier Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gerlach Mike & Jean Grasso Guardian Building Products Hangley Aronchik Segal & Pudlin Richard H. Kaplan, MD and Shelley Kaplan Keystone Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc. Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar Vivian & Oscar Lasko Ms. Eileen C. Leahy Ute & Horst Linden Charles Matsinger Architects Ms. Loretta M. McLaughlin Miller Tabak & Co., LLC Mrs. Aurora O'Brien Mr. W. Gresham O'Malley, III Gold $2,500 - $4,999 Dr. and Mrs. Guy W. Fried David Glanzberg, Esquire Ms. Juliet J. Goodfriend Mrs. Samuel Hamilton Susan and Brandon Hamilton Tom and Susan Hill Harold Katz Family Foundation Knight Ridder Selma & Goncer Krestal Lakeview Custom Coach Ilene Liss & Family Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McLaughlin NFL Films Nemacolin The Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation Peskin Realty & Construction Co. Philadelphia Activities Fund, Inc. Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Margo & Dan Polett/Wilkie Lexus Ethan Grindlinger, ChFC - Smith Barney and Shirley Rich Ron & Marcia Rubin Sea Gull Lighting Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Smith Sovereign Bank TD Banknorth Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Turnkey Construction Services, Inc. Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen Windsor Suites PNC Bank Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure Samuel Pond, Esq. Republic First Bank Rothstein Kass Samson Asset Management Dr. and Mrs. William E. Staas, Jr. Stradley Ronon Susquehanna International Taplin, Canida & Habacht, Inc. Torcon, Inc. Wachovia Bank & Wachovia Wealth William Penn Realty 20 Can Do!
21 Silver $1,000 - $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. S. Peter Albert The Ann Ferren Charity Anonymous Anthony Baratta Foundation Ardmore Toyota & Central City Toyota Ms. Patricia J. Arrington Auxiliary of Magee & Alcove Gift Shop Mr. William Avery Bayada Nurses Phyllis Berk Ms. Booth and Mr. Bernatavicius James J. Binns Blank Rome Mr. and Mrs. David Blum Patricia Boyle & Frank Boyle Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC Thomas S. Brown, Esq. Barbara J. Browne, MD Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C. Mr. Thomas P. Callan and Mr. Martin McNamara Morton Check Chickie & Pete's Café Mr. and Mrs. Brad Childress Mark and Jayne Chilutti Collingswood Middle School Collins Capital Comcast Corporation Comcast Spectacor Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joel Cooperman Crown Holdings, Inc. Deutsche Asset Management Diversified Search, Inc. David F. Duys Mr. Thomas Ecker Stuart Ettingoff, Wachovia Bank Executive Diversions - Kevin Scanlon Farber Foundation Mr. Herbert J. Feinzig and Dr. Kathleen McGinniss- Feinzig Debra and Chris Formal Fox Rothschild LLP Franklin Templeton Institutional, LLC Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gillen Roger Gordon The Graham Company Stephen and Karen Gross Rabbi Max & Shirley Hausen Judith L. Harris and Mark Kaufman Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Harris Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Herman Illuminations, Inc. Ira Ingerman Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Jones Robert Kautzman Mr. John H. Kennedy Keystone Mercy Health Plan Katie Kirlin Fund Kraft Global Foods Fran Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Kronfeld The Lenfest Foundation Lorel Marketing Group, LLC Ms. Tracy D. Marcotte Medical Rehab Centers of PA (MRCP) Mr. and Mrs. Barry H. Milberg Mr. J. William Mills, III Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads Mitchell & Hilarie Morgan Morgan Stanley The Morris Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Gilead Morse National Basketball Association Naulty Scaricamazza & McDevitt, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Irvin S. Naylor NorthMarq Capital Nuveen Investments, Inc. NWQ Mr. James M. O'Hara Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. O'Hara Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America Philadelphia Eagles The Phillies Plumbers Union Local #690 Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Pride Mobility David S. Rasner, Esq. Raymond James Financial, Inc. Raynes McCarty Mr. and Mrs. Theodore L. Reimel Rosenstein & Romano, P.C. Howard & Shirley Rubin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ryan Peter and Lynne Samson Mr. Thomas J. Schmidt Selfcare Mediquip, Inc. Roy & Elaine Shapiro June Siegel Siemens Caring Hands Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Siggs Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sklaroff Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Snyder Sovereign Bank-Mid Atlantic Division Ms. Susan Springsteen Mr. and Mrs. Louis Starkman Joan Switt Langbord T & T Floor Co./ Paul Tighe Tasty Baking Company Jack Udell & Family Patricia Underwood Ms. Carol Ann Vinci Marlene & Alan Vogel Herb Zayon - Senora Zayon Zuritsky Family/Parkway Corp Bronze $500 - $999 Acteon Networks, LLC The Ashbridge Corporation Ann and Mark Baiada Beneficial Savings Bank The Binswanger Company Ms. Juanita Cochran-Boone Bradley H. K. Cooper, Esq. Ms. Kim E. Craven Mary, Don, & Ali Damico Lauren E. DeBruicker, Esq. Alfred and Eleanor Dezzi Dr. Jeanne and Roger Doherty Cynthia & Steve Doroghazi Drexel University Ellen and Stephen Exelbert P.F.N. Fanning Firstrust Bank Mr. Lawrence F. Flick, IV Friends of Denny O'Brien Mr. James J. Golden Mr. and Mrs. Morton Goldfield Mr. Joseph L. Gray Greater Philadelphia Pain Society Harmelin Media Mr. Matthew G. Hauenstein & Family Herman Goldner Co., Inc. Ms. Carolyn P. Hunt Invacare Corp. J.P. Rainey & Co., Inc. JeffQuip Rehab Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Klehr Ms. Deborah Kucera Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Liberty Resources, Inc. Mr. Thomas A. Moore & Family Margo & Alan Orlin Karen and Michael Ossip Mr. Edward Petka Reinforced Iron Workers Local Union 405 Mr. Mark Sarnow Sara, Charles and Diana Sears SMW LU-Union 19 Ms. Eileen Sowa Stewart Business Systems, LLC. Mr. Michael Stiles Subaru of America, Inc. State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thompson Ms. Colleen Tighe Ms. Jacqueline Pfeiffer Ms. Pat Underwood Vermeil Enterprises Mr. Vincent F. Volpe Jack Wolgin 2008 Annual Report 21
22 Patron $250 - $499 Alpha Phi Delta Delaware Valley Alumni Club Alstin Advertising Associated Medical Specialties, Inc. Ms. Rosemarie V. Battiato Ms. Sarah S. Berlin Ms. Laura Bittner Mr. Perry J. Bolton Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Breskin Capitol Beverage Service Mr. Paul R. Carmine Dr. and Mrs. Ta-Mu Chien Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chilutti, Jr. Mr. Junius R. Clayton CleanTech of Philadelphia, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Colsher Mr. and Mrs. Irvin L. Crawford II Mr. and Mrs. Jack Culp Delaware Valley Healthcare Council The Honorable and Mrs. Alfred J. Dibona Jr. Maria DiCicco Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Elkman Esther Ellis Mitchell Freedman, DO & Liane Sher Freedman, MD Ms. Gail R. Glenn Mr. and Mrs. E. Howard Goodwin Jr. Val S. Greenfield, M.D. HCSC, Hospital Central Srvs., Inc. Mr. C. Lawrence Holmes Werner and Nancy Hoppe Inglis Foundation Ms. Prudence K. Johnson Mr. Leroy Kean Ms. Julie E. Kelly Mr. Paul L. Keperling Ms. Irene Kiesel Knipes Cohen Court Reporting Service Krapf's Coaches, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Mendel Kupfer Ms. Angela Laspas Dr. Helena Lax Jeff Lichtman Esq. Ms. Mary Ellen MacKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Robert Madonna Dr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Marone McKee Financial Group Ms Ruth Mercer Mid-Atlantic Health / Sunrise Medical Mr. Chandell Bey Miller Morton Shull Advertising, Inc. National Seating & Mobility, Inc. State Representative Dennis M. O'Brien Mr. Fred W. Ottinger Ms. Robin J. Peirce Penn Jersey Paper Company Performance, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Pirillo Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Protesto The Ralph & Suzanne Roberts Foundation Richard L. and Mary Schmidt Read Lisa Reese Mr. John A. Rendfrey Earl Richardson Mr Robert A. Rovner Joe and Patty Rubertone Ms. Melanie Schilling Mr. Matthew J. Schwenderman Mr. Bernard T. Shields Mr. Gregory Siano David F. Simon Esq. State Representative Bill Keller Bayard and Frances Storey Temple University Health System The Phoenixville Area Middle School Faculty and Staff Bill & Jody Topkis Dr. and Mrs. George Trajtenberg UPS Information Services Ritner E. Walling Ms. Vernice Wooden Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wylie Jr. Sponsor $100 - $249 Ms. Rhoda S. Abrams Mr. Tony Abshire ACE INA Foundation Meryl and Stewart Ain Ms. Elizabeth Anderson Applebee's- The Rose Group Archer & Greiner, P.C. Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John E. Arnold Ms. Susan M. Artison Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Atkins Mr. and Mrs. David Azarian Eugene and Judy Baisch Veronica Balog Robert and Francis Barchi James A. Barthold Mr. Edward G. Berry Mr. Gary Bevilacqua Mr. Roosevelt T. Billiups Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Bisgaier Ms. Helen P. Black Fred & Annette Bovoso Ms. Hildegarde S. Boylan Mr. and Mrs. Barry K. Bracken Ms. Venus Bradley Mr. Christopher J. Brennan Mr. James E. Brigandi Mr. Nicholas A. Brigandi S. Lane Brown Mr. Michael Brown Mr. and Mrs. F. Clark Burk Burke Family Mr. Elwood D. Burkey, Jr. Ms. Janet Carruth Mr. Joseph A. Centonze Ms. Kathleen Centonze Ms. Aaliyssa Chanthakounsy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Cicon, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Class The Closeout Group Inc. Ms. Donna Cochrane Mr. Charles R. Coffin Mr. Jerry Cohen Dr. Mark and Adele Cohen Ms. Michelle E. Cohen, M.Ed Joseph and Cecelia Conroy Mr. S. Richard Cook Betty Lou & Lou Coursen The Craig Family Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cheskoff Mr. Richard Cunningham Ms. Anne Marie Dahan Mrs. Barbara M. Day F. Stewart DeBruicker Ph.D. Mr. John W. Dennis Mr. and Mrs. James W. Dibeler Councilman Frank DiCicco Digitas Health Ms. Lisa Maria Donnelly Beth Dossick Mr. Michael E. Duckery Ms. Marianne Eckert Mr. and Mrs. Marty E. Ellner Emms Electric, Inc. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Fishman 22 Can Do!