2022 Class of Fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Inducted

The Fellow designation (FARN) is the most distinguished level of membership within the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and a hallmark of professional esteem within rehabilitation nursing. It is awarded to nurses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and have provided notable contributions, service, and commitment to the specialty and to ARN.

After Nationwide Search, Three Sub-Specialty Physicians Join Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

“We selected physicians with years of education, extensive experience and sub-specialty training to expand our services and to strengthen our existing programs,” said Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., chair, vice president and medical director of JFK Johnson. “We wanted physicians not only with the training but also with the passion to work in their specialized fields. These committed doctors made our decisions easy.”

New Study in Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Explores Predictors of High School and College Graduation for Young People with Traumatic Brain Injury

“A broad range of efforts across society are needed to understand and combat racial inequity in the school systems to better support students with traumatic brain injury who come from ethnic and racial minority groups,” said Ashley Kakkanatt, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and a coauthor of the study who worked on it during her fellowship training there. She now serves as an attending physician at JFK Johnson.

Michigan Medicine receives grant recognizing it as a top U.S. program for spinal cord injury

Michigan Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation received a federal research grant for spinal cord injury – reflecting its comprehensive care for patients with SCI and signifying the program as a national leader in the field. Michigan Medicine rejoins the Spinal Cord Injury Model System program, a network of health systems supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Announces Class of 2022 Fellowship and Residency Graduates

“We’re incredibly proud of each and every one of our graduates,” said Sara J. Cuccurullo, M.D., chair and medical director of JFK Johnson. “We know they will contribute to the advancement of the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation around the nation — and provide the highest quality care for patients.”

Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Physicians Present Groundbreaking Stroke Research at International Conference

Dr. Cuccurullo and Dr. Fleming outlined the on-going JFK Johnson Stroke-HEARTTM Trials that showed how a Stroke Recovery Program that includes medically supervised exercise, prescribed therapy, and physician follow up can reduce the chances that survivors of serious stroke will die within the year by 76 percent.

Nearly Half of COVID-19 Patients Left Hospital in Worse Physical Condition

Much of the conversation around COVID-19 focuses on death and survival. But 45% of patients hospitalized for the virus at Michigan Medicine during the pandemic’s first wave experienced significant functional decline. Nearly 20% were discharged to a location other than their home. Researchers say this information highlights the true impact of COVID-19.

Millennial Acute Care Rehabilitation Nurses Forming Transpersonal Caring Relationships With Patients

Problem: Millennial nurses are the largest proportion of the profession reporting burnout and compassion fatigue. The millennial generation was impacted by the explosion of technology in the late twentieth century. Constant technological stimulation heavily impacted developmental milestones.The millennial generation communicates through technology…

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 2020-2021 Board of Directors Installed

In August of this year, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership elected new members to their Board who were installed into their positions at the ARN Annual Membership Meeting, Thursday, October 22, during ARN’s 46th annual educational conference, REACH 2020, presented virtually. ARN is governed by a nine-member board of directors, consisting of three officers and six directors who guide the direction of the association and provide visionary leadership reflecting the diverse interest and needs of its members.