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Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist Honored with "Care Beyond Expectations" Award - April 20, 2008
Award from the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota showcases dedication to individuals with brain injury
(MINNEAPOLIS - April 20, 2008) – The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota recognized Rosemary Froehle with the "Caring Beyond Expectations" Award at their 23rd Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury. Endowed by Dr. Robert Karol, this award is given annually by the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota to a person who exemplifies passionate, personal direct service to persons with brain injury.
"Rosemary goes beyond what is expected of her to care for her patients and their families. Both in times of crisis and well after, she helps navigate the patient through the continuum of care from the ICU to rehabilitation and outpatient care to the return to school," says Janice Carey Wack, education manager for the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.
Froehle has given a lifetime of professional service to caring for children with brain injuries. She was instrumental in establishing the Pediatric Brain Injury Program at Hennepin County Medical Center in 1989 and she has been the administrative program coordinator of the program for many years, in addition to her clinical social work duties.
A passionate advocate for children with brain injuries, Froehle has worked long and hard on collaborating with school systems and educational professionals to get children with brain injuries what they need to successfully return to school. With Froehle's help the Pediatric Brain Injury Program at Hennepin County Medical Center was the first in the nation to create a brochure outlining the guidelines needed for a child with mild TBI to return to school.
She has served on the statewide Minnesota Department of Human Services TBI Advisory Committee for several years and she is active with the statewide TBI Education Network and its annual Family Retreat.
In addition to her dedicated work at Hennepin County Medical Center, Froehle volunteers her time and offers her experience to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota in a variety of ways, including teaching their Advocacy Training classes, serving on the professional conference planning committees, and as a reliable resource for the Association staff.
About the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Celebrating 24 years of service, the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to serving the 100,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them. The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota has programs and services designed to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all persons affected by brain injury. For more information, please visit www.braininjurymn.org or call 800-669-6442.
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