HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami will join hospitals across the country to celebrate National Rehabilitation Week, September 15 – 21.  The festivities will culminate with a FREE Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. on the HealthSouth campus located at 20601 Old Cutler Road.

There will be fun activities for the whole family.  Kids will have a blast with “The Fun Bus”, arts & crafts, a bounce house, face painting and pony rides.  Meet special guest, nationally-known, bi-lateral athlete Hector Picard, who embarked on a cross-country bicycle trip to raise money towards the purchase of prosthetic arms for a child who was born without arms.  The Marlins Street Team will add to the excitement of the day, plus there will be live music, martial arts demonstrations, art exhibits, jewelry displays and more.  Visit a variety of wellness specialists, including acupuncturists, massage therapists, nutrition & skin experts, and chiropractors.  Attendees will also have a chance to win special raffle prizes every half hour, as well as enjoy delicious treats from a variety of food trucks, including Sir Pizza and Ms. Cheezious.

Get a checkup of your health with FREE Screenings, including: bone density, blood pressure and stress tests.  Plus, HealthSouth rehabilitation experts will be providing FREE Consultations and Tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

“During National Rehabilitation Week, we recognize the professionals who provide rehabilitation care and applaud the accomplishments of people with disabilities,” said Elizabeth Izquierdo, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami’s CEO. “This fair provides a great opportunity for our hospital to interact with the community and let people know about the importance of rehabilitation in a patient’s recovery and how we give hope and healing to those who have experienced traumatic illness or injury.”

For more information about the Community Health Fair, please call (305) 251-3800 or visit


About National Rehabilitation Week

National Rehabilitation Week was established in 1976 to create awareness of people with disabilities and the effects of rehabilitation. In 1990, a presidential proclamation designated the third week of September as National Rehabilitation Week, which has grown to include more than 7,000 organizations.


About HealthSouth Miami

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami is a 60bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injury, amputations, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Accredited by The Joint Commission, the hospital is located at 20601 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida and on the Web at


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 satellites, and home health agencies. HealthSouth strives to be the nation’s preeminent provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services and can be found on the Web at

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