HEALTHSOUTH AND MEMORIAL HEALTH BREAK GROUND ON INPATIENT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IN SAVANNAH

On Friday, May 15, HealthSouth Corporation and Memorial Health broke ground on a new, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, to replace its current 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that is located on Memorial University Medical Center’s campus at 4700 Waters Avenue in Savannah.

Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kathy Kleinsteuber, Memorial Health University Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Maggie Gill, Georgia Senator Ben Watson, M.D., and HealthSouth Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Mark Tarr provided remarks at the event.

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DRAGONBOAT BEAUFORT HOSTS FIRST OPEN PADDLE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND

DragonBoat Beaufort (DBB), a cancer survivor not‐for‐profit organization, will hold an open paddle event on Sunday May 17th at the Community Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head SC from 1pm to 4pm.The event is being held to give the community the opportunity to learn about Dragon Boating and to experience paddling in a dragon boat.

DBB was formed in 2012 and is based in Beaufort. This event marks the first time the Dragon Boats have traveled to Hilton Head

The event is open to everyone 16 and over. Dragon boat paddling is great fun and easy to learn. Cancer survivors especially welcome. Equipment and safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes.

Hilton Head Hospital will also be on hand to give out health information.

DBB is a not for profit organization consisting of cancer survivors and their supporters. Dragon Boat paddling has been shown to convey many health benefits to cancer patients. DBB has a competitive team that competes in races throughout the South East. DBB recently won the silver medal in the cancer survivor division at the Charleston Dragon boat festival.

DBB also has an outreach program that provides assistance to cancer patients and their caregivers in Beaufort County. If you know of anyone who is being treated or has recently completed treatment and require some assistance please contact us at outreach@dragonboatbeaufort.org.

HEALTHSOUTH APPOINTS KATHY KLEINSTEUBER AS CEO OF THE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF SAVANNAH

Kathy Kleinsteuber has been named as the chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, a joint venture between HealthSouth and Memorial Health. Prior to being named as CEO of the inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, Kathy had served as Memorial Health University Medical Center’s vice president of quality and patient safety.

In her position as CEO, she oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. Kathy has more than 35 years of experience in working in healthcare in management roles and as a physical therapist. Sixteen years of her experience have been with Memorial Health University Medical Center. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the Medical College of Georgia.

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The Literacy Center Seeks New Volunteer Tutors

The Literacy Center (TLC), Beaufort County’s only nonprofit adult literacy organization, is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language (ESL).

TLC students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. You can help these adult students achieve their goals by volunteering to teach or serve as a substitute tutor.

No prior teaching, tutoring experience, or knowledge of another language is necessary – only a desire to make a difference in someone’s life. TLC provides volunteer training, materials and support.  Daytime and evening opportunities are available in Beaufort, Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.

For more information about tutoring or other volunteer opportunities, call Ann Skinner at 843.815.6616 (Beaufort/Bluffton); Mike Powers at 843.681.6655 (Hilton Head Island) or visit  www.theliteracycenter.org.