Tag Archives: rehabilitation

Early Rehabilitation

The Benefits of Starting Rehab Early

Editor’s Note:Henry Ford Health System received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its early rehab program, whichprovides services to the medical intensive care unit at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as well as 50 additional beds at three other locations. Henry Ford Health System was among a number […]


Don Frega, MS, OTRL Don Frega, MS, OTRL, has worked with Henry Ford Health System as a rehab manager for 15 years. He oversees acute care PT and OT at the main hospital as well as multiple outpatient locations.

Don Frega, MS, OTRL has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Family Engagement

Empowering Family Members to Prevent Falls

Editor’s Note: This week’s Encore Presentation describes how the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute fixed a safety problem by increasing the engagement of family members. In addition to preventing patient falls, the program improved family communication and satisfaction and unexpectedly decreased the number of patients who needed to transfer to skilled nursing facilities. The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received […]


Denise Maillet is director of quality and patient safety at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute in Hollywood, Florida. As part of her role, she strives to use data analysis to assist her team in developing innovative ways to improve patient care.

Denise Maillet, OTR/L has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Long-term care

Engaging Residents With Personalized Music

Editor’s Note: The Lutheran Home of Southbury’s “Music and Memory” program was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. In addition to selecting Sherman Award winners each year, the judges name finalists when the caliber of their projects warrant special […]


Janice Lexton is the quality assurance nurse at the Lutheran Home of Southbury, in Southbury, Connecticut. In that role, she incorporates evidence-based practice to improve resident care. She has led several quality improvement projects at the facility, including reducing antipsychotic medications, fall prevention, developing a congestive heart failure program and enthusiastically supporting all departments in their quality improvement efforts. Janice received her doctorate of nursing practice from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Janice is Board Certified in gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Association and received certification as a Quality Certified Professional through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination in partnership with the American Association of Director of Nursing Services.

Janice Lexton, DNP, QCP, RN-BC has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

2018 Sherman Award Winner

Training Family Members for Fewer Falls and Better Outcomes

Editor’s Note: The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received a 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its fall prevention program. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and was awarded at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress held recently in Boston, Massachusetts. Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, located in Hollywood, Florida, […]