STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Just as the 2012 Summer Olympics are coming to an end, so too are the Olympic-inspired games for rehab patients at Staten Island University Hospital. On Friday morning at 11:30, the outpatient rehab unit at the Ocean Breeze hospital will hold closing ceremonies, complete with a marching of our “athletes,” medal presentations, an extinguishing of the Olympic torch and an international lunch.
The games at SIUH are a way to make physical therapy fun and are a natural tie in to the excitement and determination of our U.S. Olympians in London, said Linda Spadafina,
assistant manager of the hospital’s rehabilitation medicine.
“Olympic athletes have a gold medal in mind,” explained Ms. Spadafina, who is a co-organizer of the SIUH Rehab Olympics. “Our patients have functional independence in mind.”
Staten Island University Hospital
360 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305