Heinz Rehab Hospital Brain Injury Patient Gives Back

Heinz Rehab Hospital Brain Injury Patient Gives Back

Hailee Cook-Snyder, a past patient, recently stopped by Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre to make a donation to the Brain Injury Program. In April of 2010, Hailee suffered a severe brain injury as a result of an auto accident. She was admitted to the Heinz Rehab Hospital, the area’s only CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Brain Injury Specialty Program in the area, where she received intense physical, occupational and speech therapy, and psychological services.

On arrival, Hailee had many physical limitations in addition to severe speech and cognitive issues. With the motivation to overcome her challenges, and the expertise of the Brain Injury Program staff, Hailee has made a remarkable recovery. She currently serves as the Director of Residential Wellness at Our Orangeville Manor, a personal care home that focuses on veteran care.

Without the help of the staff at John Heinz with their compassion, patience, and constant encouragement I would’ve NEVER made it this far!!   I will forever hold them close to my heart!!Hailee Cook-Snyder

In recognition of her success, and with gratitude for the Brain Injury Program at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Hailee and the Resident Council at Our Orangeville Manor raised funds to support the Brain Injury Program that she credits for her remarkable recovery. Hailee and some of the residents at her facility recently toured the facility and presented a check to Ann Cwikla, Administrative Director of the Brain Injury Program. For information about the Brain Injury Program at Heinz Rehab Hospital visit alliedservices.org or call 570-826-3885.

PHOTO ID: Seated, left to right Gerald Barker; Alexander Faulkner; Hailee Cook-Snyder; Ronald Salvage; Dominick Flis. Standing, left to right Laura Kintner-Kuzio, MS OTR/L ; Colleen Mattey, RN; Donna Kopicki, LCSW; Ann Cwikla, OTR/L; Warren Utermahlen; Bonnie Mras, Phys. Asst.; Marion Flannelly, RN; Patty Mitchell.