BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan "Sue" Krinsky, RN, CRRN, a staff nurse at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital in Sunrise, Fla., was recently awarded the 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Staff Nurse Role Award. This prestigious award, which honors only one nurse in the whole nation, was presented at the ARN Annual Educational Conference held Oct. 2-5 in Charlotte, N.C.
The Staff Nurse Role Award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role. Sue's role at HealthSouth Sunrise is working in the day rehabilitation outpatient department with patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebrovascular accidents or neurological disorders.
"This award not only applauds Sue's clinical skills, but also her personalized approach to patient care," says Dexanne Clohan, M.D., chief medical officer of HealthSouth. "Because of her knowledge and passion, she always goes the extra mile to provide the ultimate rehabilitation experience for her patients and their families. We are grateful to have Sue as a part of the HealthSouth team."
Sue has worked as a registered nurse for 46 years and has served 25 of those years as an employee of HealthSouth Sunrise. In 2010, she was the inaugural recipient of HealthSouth's Outstanding Employee Achievement Award.
ARN is a professional healthcare association dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. For more information about ARN, please visit www.rehabnurse.org or call 800 229-7530.
HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.
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