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Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital hosts Unmasking Brain Injury event

This event has been postponed. Please see full information here.

ROCKFORD, Ill., Feb. 12, 2020 – To recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital will host its annual Unmasking Brain Injury event on Wednesday, March 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the hospital’s dining room located at 950 South Mulford in Rockford.

The event allows visitors to view the amazing and inspiring works of art created by patients. The colorful masks will help tell patients’ stories of living with brain injury and overcoming stroke. They depict the emotion, creativity and reality of experiencing these conditions. The event is open to the community, and the hospital has extended invitations to local stroke, aphasia and brain injury support groups. Light refreshments will be provided.

Unmasking Brain Injury is a national program designed to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury and to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with a brain injury.

The hospital has requested that guests RSVP prior to the event by calling 815-381-8552.

About Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Mercy Health and Encompass Health, is a 65-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, the hospital is located at 950 Mulford Rd. in Rockford, Ill. and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 133 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.


Michele Diedrichs | 815.381.8552