HealthSouth recognized by town at recent Health Fair

Pictured (l-r) are Hector Picard; Elizabeth Izquierdo, CEO; Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin, and Councilmember Sue Ellen Loyzelle.

Pictured (l-r) are Hector Picard; Elizabeth Izquierdo, CEO; Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin, and Councilmember Sue Ellen Loyzelle.

The Town of Cutler Bay participated in a health fair hosted by H e a l t h S o u t h R e h a b i l i t a t i o n Hospital of Miami on Saturday, Sept. 21, and presented HealthSouth with a proclamation recognizing its service to the community.

The event celebrated the culmination of a week of activities in recognition of National Rehabilitation Week, recognizing the work and dedication of rehabilitation caregivers including therapists, physicians, nurses, case managers, and support staff who help patients and families in need of rehabilitation services.

More than 60 vendors and healthcare providers were on hand and an estimated 400 attendees were able to receive multiple health screenings, heart healthy cooking demonstrations, community partner education and give-a-ways, performances by local schools and much more.

The featured speaker was Hector Picard, who is a bi-lateral amputee, tri-athlete and former HealthSouth patient. He spoke to the crowd about perseverance and courage. The Heroines choir, consisting of breast cancer survivors, also performed. Children who attended enjoyed a bounce house and pony rides.

“HealthSouth Hospital of Miami has been serving families of Dade and Monroe counties for 29 years and is proud to partner with the Town of Cutler Bay and all the gracious other community partners who attended this very special event,” said Marla Y. Fant, marketing coordinator for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami.

Cutler Bay Councilmember Sue Ellen Loyzelle said after the event that she was pleased to participate and recognize HealthSouth’s important role in the area.

“It was a wonderful event well attended by the community,” Loyzelle said. “I’m looking forward to many more events. They’ve been very supportive of our Senior Initiative in our town through our Communities for a Lifetime Committee. They’re a great community partner and I think that these types of collaborations are very beneficial to build quality of life in our community. This was a great community health fair for families”

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 20601 Old Cutler Rd. in Cutler Bay.

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