Golisano Neurology & Rehabilitation Center turns 30

Rochester Regional Health’s Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center at Unity Hospital recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a patient reunion celebration. Survivors of traumatic brain injuries from major accidents, strokes and other life-threatening events were joined by volunteers, donors, doctors and staff to celebrate one of the leading programs of its kind in the nation.

“It’s humbling to reflect on what this program has done over the course of 30 years,” said physician Mary Dombovy, vice president of Rochester Regional Health’s Neurosciences Institute. “So many people have trusted us after accidents, falls, strokes, heart attacks — some of the most devastating setbacks imaginable. It’s been our honor to help these people rebuild their lives and we look forward to continuing our work for years to come.”

After traumatic brain injuries, patients stay at the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center to learn how to stand, walk, talk, eat and care for themselves so they can go home and back to their lives. When it comes to rehabilitation after a brain injury, the center is a unique resource for the Greater Rochester region with national recognition, according to a new release issued by the hospital.

The program, which started at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1989, is credited as the first step toward building what is now a comprehensive neurology, neurosurgery and neurologic rehabilitation service line at Rochester Regional Health.

Photo: Patients of Rochester Regional Health’s Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center at Unity Hospital during a recent celebration at the center.

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