Submitted by Communications Team on January 14, 2019 - 7:39pm
Recently, Special Tree’s own Kate McClain, Director of Workforce Engagement, and Michelle Kruz, Behavioral Program Technician, were guests on “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee,” which airs on CBS Detroit, AM 1270 at 8:00 am every Sunday morning. They discussed the different ways that Special Tree helps employees to manage stress and work-life balance through their innovative training program.
Submitted by Communications Team on September 17, 2018 - 9:15pm
Congratulations to the eight Special Tree team members who recently passed the exam to become Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). They join 120 Special Tree team members who have earned the voluntary certification since 2004. It requires class time, extensive preparation, and passing a national exam administered by the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS). Initiated by the BIAA the AACBIS program was established in 1996 to improve the quality of care given to individuals with brain injuries through the continuing education of those who work i
Submitted by Communications Team on May 8, 2018 - 7:57pm
Congrats to Nicole Curzydlo, Special Tree’s Quality Program Manager, who was named to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In the world of organizational quality, being selected as an Examiner is a pretty big deal. Nicole joins a national team of 350 experts who were competitively selected to evaluate and provide feedback to organizations across the U.S.
Submitted by Communications Team on April 17, 2018 - 9:43pm
Special Tree’s Jack Richert, Vice President and Director, Referrals & Admissions, wias honored at the annual Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Legacy Society Tribute Dinner on April 21, 2018 at the Suburban Collection Showplace’s Diamond Center in Novi.
Submitted by Communications Team on January 30, 2018 - 12:56am
Special Tree is proud to announce another step in improving the delivery of care for our patients. Fully accredited lab services are now available at our NeuroCare campus in Romulus. The new lab offers many common diagnostic tests and screenings including CBC’s, Electrolyte panels, BMP, CMP’s, Liver function Panels, and Lipid Panels for patients in our sub-acute and residential programs. The lab is accredited by the CLIA, a regulatory division of the FDA.
Submitted by Communications Team on October 20, 2017 - 6:32pm
Special Tree’s nurses are an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Specializing in rehabilitation and post-acute care, our nurses play an active role in helping patients and their families through recovery from brain and spinal cord injury. Our nurses strive to provide the highest quality care along with compassion, motivation, and hope to help patients achieve the highest quality of life.
Submitted by Communications Team on January 17, 2017 - 10:02pm
Special Tree is excited to announce Home Health Care, a new home-based program to help individuals make a smooth transition home. Whether a person wants to return home or to live on their own in the community, Special Tree's Home Health Care team provides customized care and support to help them achieve their goals for more independence. Special Tree’s Cortney Richert explains how Home Health Care is helping individuals to head home with confidence.
Submitted by Communications Team on October 13, 2016 - 8:38pm
By Jackie Cunningham, PT, CBIS -- As the temperature cools, the autumn leaves change colors, and the calendar flips to October, so begins National Physical Therapy Month. PT Month is established to increase awareness to the profession. As a physical therapist for over 25 years, I often get asked the questions: are you happy with the profession you chose, and what do you like about being a physical therapist?
Submitted by Communications Team on May 26, 2016 - 11:16pm
Special Tree takes great pride in the recognitions we’ve earned for our commitment to quality, but we’re especially proud of our staff members who strive for quality excellence in everything they do each and every day. Special Tree recognizes staff for their outstanding dedication to quality with the coveted “Lynn Slevin” Quality Award, named after Lynn Slevin, Special Tree’s Quality Officer who retired in 2015.
Submitted by Communications Team on May 19, 2016 - 5:55pm
Around Special Tree, Todd Hammons is known as a strong advocate for persons with spinal cord injury (second from right in photo). As Special Tree's Accessibility Advisor, he orchestrates our annual Mobility Expo as well as a monthly Spinal Cord Injury support group. Not only is he passionate about showing people what they CAN do after spinal cord injury, he's also dedicated to preventing serious injury in the first place, especially among teens.