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Encompass Health of Fredericksburg announces partnership with the Amputee Coalition

Fredericksburg, VA, June 15, 2021– Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg is proud to announce a partnership with the Amputee Coalition, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people affected by limb loss and limb difference to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Through the partnership, Encompass Health of Fredericksburg and the Amputee Coalition will provide education and resources for amputees and their families, including the implementation of the Coalition’s nationally recognized Certified Peer Visitor (CPV) Program at the hospital, with a goal of making sure that no amputee goes through their limb loss recovery journey alone.

“We are proud to be a powerful extension of the patient-centered care that hospitals and rehabilitation centers provide to the limb loss and limb difference community,” said Mary Richards, President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition. “Before and soon after amputation can often times be the most vulnerable and influential stages of a patient’s journey. Through our partnership with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg, we are bridging the gaps between care and support to ensure patients, and their families, have access to vital resources, peer support, and community connections they need to not feel alone and to help achieve outcomes that are necessary to thrive.”

Learn more at Inside NovaEncompass Health partners with Amputee Coalition