The certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab
Partners provides hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed
to quickly and effectively implement an exceptional rehabilitation
plan for the patient, said Drew Snyder, director of oncology
services at Memorial Medical Center.
"Feeling well and being able
to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a
good quality of life for cancer survivors and their families,"
Snyder said. "Through the STAR Program, Memorial now provides
comprehensive rehabilitation care that is reimbursable by most
health insurance providers."
To receive the certification, Memorial carried out Oncology Rehab
Partners' evaluation and treatment protocols and rehabilitation
Specialty caregivers from a pool of disciplines -- physicians,
nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists,
speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and mental
health professionals -- will work together with each patient on a
personalized rehabilitation plan to increase strength and energy,
alleviate pain, and improve daily function and quality of life,
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Patients in the program are typically referred by their
physicians. For more information, call 217-862-0400.
[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]