June 23 2011 - Amputee Bike Ride Arrives At TMF Rehab Hospital


For Immediate Release

June 23, 2011


TYLER, Texas - Amputees Across America, a group of amputees making a transcontinental bike ride for the 10th consecutive year, will arrive at Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital at 10 a.m. on June 24, 2011. A welcome reception will be held in honor of the cyclists who are riding in relays across the United States and visiting hospitals to increase public awareness of amputees as people with active lifestyles.

While in Tyler, Amputees Across America members Boston Bill Hansbury, Abel Cruz, Jeff Martin, Joe Sapere and Doc Milligan, will visit Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital patients and staff to share stories of overcoming their amputation to live healthy, fulfilling lives. The event is open to the community.

"We are delighted to host Amputees Across America at our hospital and celebrate the group’s 10 year anniversary," says Sharla Anderson, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital chief executive officer. "Our hospital strives to provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to amputee patients. This visit provides an excellent opportunity for those patients as well as those in the community to see that a physical disability should not keep anyone from living an active lifestyle."

This is the 10th year anniversary of the AAA cross-country journey. The riders departed on June 1, 2011, from HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital in California. To reach their final destination at HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla., on July 22, 2011, the group will travel 3,500 miles and stop at 19 HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals in less than 60 days. For more information about this year’s journey and the riders who make it possible, visit http://www.tmfrehabhospital.com/news_events.asp.

About Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital is a74-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and home health services. Serving patients throughout Tyler and East Texas, the hospital is located at 3131 Troup Highway and on the Web at www.tmfrehabhospital.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. Operating in 26 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injury, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.


For more information, please contact Lisa Robinson at 903 510-7003.