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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards $20,000 Grant to Marianjoy Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion

Thursday, August 23, 2007 General News J E 4
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WHEATON, Ill., Aug. 22 The Community Foundationof the Fox River Valley (formerly The Aurora Foundation) awarded a $20,000grant to Marianjoy for the newly renovated Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion.The grant is specifically targeted for Marianjoy's day rehabilitation andoutpatient programs, which provide state-of-the-art comprehensiverehabilitation outpatient therapy to Kane, Kendall, and western DuPage Countyresidents facing a temporary or permanent disability.

The Marianjoy Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion features spacious state-of-the-art rehabilitation gyms, a warm water therapy pool, clinicsspecializing in balance, swallowing, and lymphedema, and comprehensivepediatric outpatient clinics and programs. Also located in the Pavilion aredriver rehabilitation, an assistive technology center, a motion analysislaboratory, and the Marianjoy therapeutic golf program. The MarianjoyOutpatient Pavilion also includes a beautiful interactive garden foroutpatients in keeping with the Marianjoy philosophy of incorporating thebeauty and serenity of nature into the healing process.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, one of the nation'sfirst community foundations to be recognized for operating in accordance withthe National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, is a collection ofindividual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and supportthe quality of life in the Fox River Valley of Illinois. For more informationvisit http://www.communityfoundationfrv.org.

Marianjoy recently opened its new $60 million, 120 all private roomreplacement hospital in Wheaton -- a state-of-the-art facility designed toenhance the naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. The new flagshipfacility features uniquely designed accessible gardens, a labyrinth, chapel,and a meditation room. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital was founded 35 yearsago by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, and maintains an extensive network ofinpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout theChicago area. Dedicated to the delivery of physical rehabilitative medicine,Marianjoy also provides programs for community re-entry including driver andvocational rehabilitation. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton FranciscanHealthcare, which owns and operates more than 100 health and shelter serviceorganizations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

SOURCE Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
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