The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) has appointed Anthony Cuzzola, Vice President JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute as the Chair of the AMRPA Board of Directors. AMRPA is the national voluntary trade association representing inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, hospital outpatient departments and settings independent of the hospital, such as comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, rehabilitation agencies and skilled nursing facilities.
“I’ve had a passion for the mission and work of AMRPA for many years, and I look forward to stepping into the role of chairman and leading such an outstanding group of hospital leaders through the new year,” said Cuzzola.
Cuzzola leads the operations of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute a U.S. News ranked top 25 Rehabilitation Hospital in Edison, NJ. Serving the residents of the NJ/NY area for nearly 50 years, JFK Johnson provides quality rehabilitation for adults and children living with disabilities to obtain optimal function and independence within an accepting community. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation includes specialty programs in brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics/musculoskeletal and sports injuries, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, women’s health, pediatrics and a prosthetics and orthotics lab.
“I recognize that 2021 will bring with it, new challenges for the field at large. I will continue to work with my AMPRA colleagues to break down the barriers in access to care for all patients. We will also restart our free, industry-wide calls focused on COVID-19 issues, protocols and procedures. In early phases of the PHE, the calls were critical to member engagement and education. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that our members continue to have access to the latest clinical, operational and policy resources.”
In 1997, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) was founded to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, policy development, educational resources, and technical assistance; and to advance the interests of the medical rehabilitation providers community overall.
Since its inception, AMRPA has been a membership-driven organization, one that listens to its members, supports their operational and informational needs, advocates on their behalf and works with them to ensure their viability and access to the care they provide in an ever-changing health care world.
About Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Offering New Jersey’s most comprehensive rehabilitation services, the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is a 94-bed facility located in Edison, N.J. serving residents of the tristate area for more than 40 years. Its mission is simple: provide quality rehabilitation for adults and children living with disabilities to obtain optimal function and independence within an accepting community. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation has developed programs in specialties that include brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics/musculoskeletal and sports injuries, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, women’s health, pediatrics and a prosthetics and orthotics lab. It is the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. To learn more, visit www.JFKJohnson.org.