Tag: Polinsky

Don’t Make Me Go to Rehab

Just down the hall from us, here in the Miller-Dwan Building, some of our region’s most acutely ill patients are recovering. They’re re-learning daily living or speech skills after a stroke, they’re regaining physical strength after a car accident or accident at work, and they’re learning new ways of moving or performing tasks. They may […]

Dressing for ARTcetera

I go through the same routine every year. Order a dress, send it back. Order another one and send it back. It’s my annual ARTcetera calamity, and it’s because ARTcetera, our region’s largest fundraiser, is for me, such a big deal.   I didn’t grow up wearing dresses and attending parties. I grew up fishing […]

Have You Taken a Shower?

Have you taken a shower? Eaten breakfast? Pooped yet? For most of us these are routine everyday tasks. For many served by the Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, every move, every step, requires gargantuan effort.   Dolly was right-handed. When she had a stroke, she lost the use of her hand and used a walker to […]

ZeroG: Life-Changing Physical Therapy Equipment

Something amazing has happened at the Miller-Dwan Medical Center. Thanks to a new piece of physical therapy equipment funded by an anonymous donor and the Miller-Dwan Foundation, Lisa has walked for the first time in two months.   The equipment, call the ZeroG Gait and Balance System is a robotic body-weight support system on an […]

Employee Campaign, You Help Us Meet That Goal

The Miller-Dwan Foundation supports the historical specialty care areas of the former Miller-Dwan Medical Center. So we take care of the burn, wound and pain care departments, radiation oncology, surgical services that happen in the Miller-Dwan Building as well as mental health and physical rehabilitation care including Polinsky. What I mean by take care of […]