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Sheltering Arms Laburnum is Growing!

May 24, 2022

To better serve our patients, we are renovating and expanding the Sheltering Arms Laburnum outpatient clinic to provide additional therapies and advanced technology! Below are a few updates regarding this renovation: In addition to physical therapy services, occupational therapy and speech therapy will also be provided at Laburnum after the renovation is complete. Sheltering Arms […]

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NeuroFit Aquatics Makes a Splash

April 8, 2022

New pool component improves outcomes for patients with neurological conditions Exercise physiologist Hope Adams began noticing many patients with chronic pain utilizing the therapeutic pool at Sheltering Arms’ Bon Air center and thought to herself, “This could really benefit our population with neurological conditions.” She embarked on a research journey to explore the benefits of […]

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Sheltering Arms Team Members Help Pull Off Dream Proposal

August 2, 2021

On a summer evening, Josh Smith knelt on his deck as he awaited his girlfriend, Grace Thompson, ring in hand. But Josh’s journey to arrive in that kneeling position was not easy – it took ingenuity, teamwork, and a bit more planning than the average proposal. Seven years ago, Josh was at the beach with […]

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Wearable Robot Helps People Walk Again

May 17, 2021

Exoskeleton that has enabled over 125 million steps around the world now available in Central Virginia RICHMOND, Va. (May 18, 2021) – Syndicated Article from Sheltering Arms Institute Sheltering Arms Institute, a collaboration with VCU Health, is enhancing its rehabilitation programs by now offering the EksoNR™ robotic exoskeleton to help patients who have experienced neurological […]

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Now Open: Our Newly Renovated Hanover Location

March 12, 2021

We have transitioned to our beautiful, newly renovated Hanover facility with new and improved physical rehabilitation technologies! Take the 3D Virtual Tour Learn how Sheltering Arms is pioneering physical rehab to provide our patients with the highest quality care to achieve their best results for the most complete recovery. We look forward to an exciting […]

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Sheltering Arms Institute Hosts First Community Research Symposium

January 19, 2021

 Syndicated Article: Sheltering Arms Institute Sheltering Arms Institute hosted a virtual research symposium on January 13, 2021, in an effort to collaborate with the wider Richmond-area community on current research impacting clinical practices. The symposium was attended by at least 60 people and opened with remarks from Amber Walter, clinical science manager, highlighting the potential […]

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Dianne Jewell Appointed President and CEO of Sheltering Arms

January 7, 2021

Sheltering Arms Corporation announced that Dr. Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Jewell will lead Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers’ team across its network of outpatient physical rehabilitation clinics and wellness centers throughout central Virginia. “Sheltering Arms is inspired by our vision to shape the future […]

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Our Hanover Atlee Road Location is Moving!

December 11, 2020

We will be transitioning to our beautiful, newly renovated Hanover facility with new and improved advanced technology! Click the button below to get more information about our new location. Get Directions & Info   Here are some things you need to know about this transition: This location will be closed on Monday, December 28 for […]

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Sheltering Arms President to Retire

December 2, 2020

Mary A. Zweifel, president and chief executive officer of Sheltering Arms Corporation, is retiring effective December 31, 2020. Ms. Zweifel joined Sheltering Arms as chief operating officer in 2012 and became president and CEO in 2016. Prior to her tenure at Sheltering Arms, Ms. Zweifel served as CEO of Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital. Zweifel’s […]

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Sheltering Arms One of Thousands of Healthcare Organizations Impacted by Blackbaud Cyber Security Incident

September 15, 2020

Sheltering Arms has recently learned that one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”), was the victim of a cyber security incident. Blackbaud is a company that Sheltering Arms contracts with to host our fundraising database. This incident impacted thousands of healthcare organizations across the country and Sheltering Arms was one of them. To read the […]

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We’re Open! Here’s What You Can Expect at Your Next Visit

July 10, 2020

Physical rehabilitation is essential to continue on your recovery journey and regain your function. Our team members have been working diligently with our infection prevention specialist and closely following CDC and VDH guidelines to develop and implement enhanced procedures to safely resume services for our patients. Give us a call at (804) 764-1000 to schedule […]

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Sheltering Arms Nurse Awarded VHHA Speak Up for Safety Honor

June 30, 2020

On Friday, June 5, we had the pleasure of awarding Tessa Keller, RN, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s (VHHA) Virginians Speak Up for Safety award! All hospitals throughout the commonwealth had the opportunity to nominate team members and Tessa was selected as one of two winners out of 34 nominations for this year’s first […]

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Sheltering Arms Institute, New Physical Rehab Hospital, Nears Grand Opening

May 29, 2020

Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health are pleased to announce the grand opening of their collaboration on a destination rehab facility, Sheltering Arms Institute. The 114-bed, state-of-the-science physical rehabilitation facility is situated on 46 acres in the West Creek Medical Park off Broad Street Road, just east of the state Route 288 interchange in Goochland […]

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Sheltering Arms and VCU Health to Hold Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Hospital

May 12, 2020

Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health will hold a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for their brand-new, 114-bed, destination rehab facility Sheltering Arms Institute. Thursday, June 4, 202012-12:30 p.m. – Virtual Ribbon-Cutting or Sheltering Arms Institute is situated on 46 acres in the West Creek Medical Park off Broad Street Road, just east of the […]

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PT Works Relocating Services

March 9, 2020

Thank you for the trust you have placed in Sheltering Arms to provide your physical rehabilitation care. While it has been a pleasure to offer services for you at our West End PT Works location, we want to inform you that, effective April 3, 2020, this location’s services and its team members are moving to […]

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Sheltering Arms Launches New Brand

January 1, 2020

Sheltering Arms, a 130-year-old Richmond healthcare provider that operates two inpatient physical rehabilitation hospitals and 10 outpatient clinics across the greater Richmond area, announced today the launch of its new brand. “Sheltering Arms is moving forward, growing and innovating to provide the best care for our patients and we wanted our logo to reflect that,” […]

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Community Health Needs Assessment

July 8, 2019

As a non-profit hospital, every three years Sheltering Arms is required by the Internal Revenue Service to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). By taking a minute or two to complete the survey using the link below, you will be helping us identify the needs of individuals with physical disabilities who live in our […]

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Sheltering Arms Institute Names Chief Medical Officer

June 4, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (June 4, 2019) — Sheltering Arms Institute, a collaboration with VCU Health, announced today the appointment of Richard Kunz, MD as chief medical officer. Kunz currently serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the VCU School of Medicine. He is also the medical transitional team […]

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Cross-Country Ride for Paralysis Wheelchair Journey to Stop in RVA

May 21, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (May 10, 2019) – Nearing the end of his 3,000 mile wheelchair journey, Janne Kouri, President and Founder of NextStep, will stop in Richmond before concluding his cross-country Ride for Paralysis in Washington D.C.  Sunday, May 12, 20193 p.m. – Interview opportunities with Kouri and Lombardo2000 Wilkes Ridge Drive, Henrico, Virginia 23233 Kouri […]

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Sheltering Arms Partners with Feedtrail to Enhance Patient Experience

April 11, 2019

As the premier physical rehabilitation provider in the state of Virginia, Sheltering Arms, has proven its commitment to prioritizing a personalized patient experience to accompany rapid expansion. In a departure from traditional post-experience pen and paper surveys, Feedtrail enables Sheltering Arms to engage with patients in real time via smart phone or tablet to learn […]

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