Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact Stephanie Sulmer, Public Information Officer, at ssulmer@shelteringarms.com.

Topping Out Ceremony Marks Major Milestone for Sheltering Arms Institute

December 4, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28, Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health System held a topping out ceremony for the new 114-bed rehabilitation facility, Sheltering Arms Institute – a Joint Venture with VCU Health. Patients, staff, and supporters of both organizations as well as construction crew members gathered to celebrate this major milestone toward the project’s completion. […]

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Welcome, Dr. Clanton!

November 1, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Samuel Clanton, MD, PhD to the Sheltering Arms physician team full time! Dr. Clanton is a familiar face at Sheltering Arms as he began working with us on a part-time basis in the summer of 2017 while completing a one-year Polytrauma/Brain Injury Fellowship at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs […]

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Sheltering Arms and VCU Health System Break Ground on New Rehab Institute

May 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (May 15, 2018) — Sheltering Arms and VCU Health System broke ground Tuesday to begin construction on their new 114-bed rehabilitation facility that will be located on 25 acres in the West Creek Medical Park off Broad Street Road, just east of the state Route 288 interchange in Goochland County. Officials and staff […]

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Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health System Announce Groundbreaking

May 11, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (May 10, 2018) — Officials from Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health System will celebrate the start of construction on a new state-of-the art rehabilitation institute during a groundbreaking event on Tuesday, May 15. Media are invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new “Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute – a joint venture with […]

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Power Punch Program in the VHHA REVIEW Magazine

March 23, 2018

Check out our two page spread in Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s REVIEW Magazine, highlighting our new Power Punch Program! The program uses boxing to help people with Parkinson’s Disease manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

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Celebration of The Power to Overcome

November 17, 2017

Wednesday evening, we had the privilege of honoring the thousands of Virginians, including all of the Sheltering Arms patients, who have found The Power to Overcome illness and injury, as well as the family members, loved ones and healthcare professionals who have helped them along the way. Katie Dupree, a certified broadcast meteorologist for WRIC-TV Channel 8, […]

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World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017

October 6, 2017

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a social movement created to ensure that everyone with cerebral palsy has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. Children with developmental disabilities are living longer due to improved technology and healthcare delivery. In response to that, the population of adults with cerebral palsy has increased. Adults with cerebral […]

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James River H.S. grad defies odds, surprises family and classmates by walking across stage

June 8, 2017

Originally published on ABC8 WRIC. For full story with images click here. RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A young woman who’s been unable to walk for years surprised her class Wednesday night by taking a confident stride into the future. Pomp and circumstance rang through the Siegel Center on Wednesday — it was time for James […]

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Sheltering Arms Running Injury Expert Featured on NBC12 WWBT

May 18, 2017

Jonathan “Jonny” Ebersole, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN, was featured on the Richmond, Virginia NBC affiliate’s “Now at Noon” on May 18, 2017. In his interview, he answered questions about common running injuries and how to avoid them. Click here to view the full interview.

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Advanced Technology Helps Sheltering Arms Patients Walk Sooner

May 2, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (May 2, 2017) – Sheltering Arms announced today they are the first hospital in Virginia to obtain the Erigo®Pro robotic device to improve mobilization and verticalization of patients with circulatory, neurological or musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy solution combines gradual verticalization, leg mobilization, and intensive sensorimotor stimulation through cyclic leg loading. It counteracts the […]

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Chesterfield man raises awareness for ‘Rare Disease Day’

February 28, 2017

HANOVER, Va. (WRIC) — Rob Drescher sits on the edge of a massage table while a team of Sheltering Arms physical therapists tends to him from practically every angle. Appointments like this one have been a way of life for as long as the 21-year-old can remember. “I was actually misdiagnosed since I was born,” […]

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Dry needling may be viable pain management alternative

February 27, 2017

Originally published by The Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 27, 2017, Health Section. Sometimes, human muscles can collect in taut bands that become tender and immobile, radiating pain throughout the body. They’re called trigger points, and sometimes they result from acute trauma or continued strain. As the modern workforce has taken to hunching over computer screens for […]

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Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Technician Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch

February 13, 2017

The power of perseverance – Ashley Battle improves quality of life for patients at Sheltering Arms By Alys Matthews, medical careers writer Photos by Darl Bickel Special careers supplement February 12, 2017 Richmond Times-Dispatch Imagine a veteran learning to walk with his new prosthetic limb. Or a child with developmental disabilities slowly beginning to speak […]

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Sheltering Arms Concussion Expert Featured on NBC12 WWBT

February 10, 2017

Cristin Beazley, PT, DPT, concussion program leader at Sheltering Arms, was featured on the Richmond, Virginia NBC affiliate’s noon news on February 10, 2017. In her interview, she answered questions about concussion symptoms and treatments. Beazley explained that a common misconception is concussions occur from contact sports. Any insignificant impact that makes a head and […]

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Monday January 9th Emergency information

January 8, 2017

Dear valued patients, families, and providers, Monday, January 9, we will be opening all sites as normally scheduled.

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Dear valued patients, families, and providers, Monday, January 9, we will be opening all sites as normally scheduled.

January 8, 2017

Dear valued patients, families, and providers, Monday, January 9, we will be opening all sites as normally scheduled.

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Sheltering Arms Makes Interim CEO Permanent

December 9, 2016

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Sheltering Arms Names New Chief Executive Officer

December 8, 2016

December 7, 2016 – Sheltering Arms announced today that Mary A. Zweifel will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2017. Ms. Zweifel, who joined the organization as chief operating officer in September 2012, has served as interim president and CEO since her predecessor’s retirement in December 2015. “Mary has […]

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New Technology Helps Sheltering Arms Patients Walk

November 26, 2016

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Getting to Know Mary A. Zweifel

November 26, 2016

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