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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Project SEARCH celebrates the class of 2015

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital October 5, 2015 News Releases

(L to R) Michelle Epstein MSW, LCSW, CBIS,
Manager of Community Outreach, Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital; Mr. David De Notaris, Executive Director
for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; Donna
Phillips, President and CEO, Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital; and John J. Lynch III, President and CEO,
Main Line Health

Mr. David De Notaris congratulates the 2015
graduates of the Project SEARCH program

16 students graduate the program

(Malvern, PA) – On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital hosted the 2015 Project SEARCH Graduation. Over 80 people were in attendance to celebrate the 16 graduates. The audience was filled with love and support from families, friends and support networks of the graduates. Staff from Project SEARCH Business Partners; the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; as well as, Brad Vasoli, Legislative Aide, Office of State Representative Duane Milne; and Kurt Imhof, Regional Representative, U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. joined in the celebration.

Keynote speaker, Mr. David De Notaris, Executive Director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation addressed the graduates and guests with a moving and inspirational speech. Attendees also had the privilege of hearing from Mr. John J. Lynch, III, President and CEO of Main Line Health and Mr. Lior Liebling, a 2015 Project SEARCH Graduate.

The Project SEARCH team is very proud of the 2015 Graduates and knows they will become an integral part of society. Project SEARCH at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is an educational and work transition program for adults with disabilities, to achieve sustainable employment and greater independence. A goal of the program is to work with the business community to effectively access this underutilized worker pool to strengthen and diversify the workforce.

About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The hospital received Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, and is accredited by the Joint Commission; is designated as a NICHE facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital treats patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopaedic injuries. Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient Network treats individuals with a wide range of conditions and injuries from brain injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease to concussions, pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently located throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia.