Helping Young Patients Overcome Big Challenges

In 2015, donors gave more than $52,000 to help children in our rehabilitation services reach their full potential.

Just like the kids they serve, the need for Fairview’s Pediatric Rehabilitation services keeps growing. Thanks to the generous support of our donor community, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Fund is helping to ensure that our care teams can keep pace with the increasing demands.

Consider the numbers:

  • 100 percent growth in the last five years
  • More than 50,000 patient visits in 2015
  • 84 therapists today, up from fewer than 30 in 2007
  • 13 pediatric rehabilitation clinics, the largest number of any Minnesota provider

“It is truly a big year for pediatric rehab, and we are fortunate to have so many supporters by our side,” says Diana Nowatzki, vice president of rehabilitation services.

Creating larger spaces to meet wider needs

In 2015, donors gave more than $52,000 to help children in our rehabilitation services reach their full potential. These gifts are already making a lasting impact on the most pressing need of 2016: more treatment space.

“As our pediatric rehabilitation programs continue to grow, space is really an issue,” says Dave Skansberg, director of outpatient rehabilitation, south region. “We’re expanding our spaces to meet the growing needs in our community.”

Construction is underway at our outpatient clinics in Edina and Maple Grove, increasing our total treatment space by more than 4,000 square feet. Plans also call for updates to our recently acquired clinics in New Hope and Monticello.

Using quality equipment for great clinical results

Gifts to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Fund also help purchase vital equipment that best serves the needs of patients in the new treatment spaces—everything from gait trainers and adapted bikes to development toys and sensory tools. Gifts from donors like you can guarantee that every moment of every visit makes a difference for our youngest patients.

“Donor dollars directly impact the quality of the care we provide and the experience patients have,” says Dave. “Parents recognize the investment and get excited about it as their kids get better.”

“We want our facilities to match the quality of the professionals who provide rehabilitation services. We will work diligently to ensure every dollar is wisely spent and put it where it will make the most difference for kids for years to come,” says Diana.

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