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AMRPA Launches New Website to Connect Patients to Medical Rehabilitation Care

AMRPA Launches New Website to Connect Patients to Medical Rehabilitation Care
Consumer-focused site features educational resources, data-driven studies, personal stories of treatment success and a unique provider locator tool

(WASHINGTON – October 29, 2020) – In line with its vision to transform lives through access to the highest quality of medical rehabilitation care and reinforce its focus on the patient, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) recently launched a new website for consumers, especially potential patients and their families. Announced by AMRPA Board Chair Dr. Robert Krug on the final day of the association’s Fall Educational Virtual Conference & Expo earlier this month, the website provides a number of educational and practical tools and resources for those looking for care for themselves or for their loved ones.

Designed with a patient-first approach, the site offers care seekers user-friendly experience, where they can learn what about the inherent benefits of inpatient medical rehabilitation compared to other types of post-acute care through commonly asked questions, data-based infographics and patient testimonials and personal stories of success.

AMRPA’s unique search database that finds a provider based on location and distance is also prominently featured on the site, providing users with all the information they need to not only choose this type of care but get connected with the medical rehabilitation hospital or unit closest to them to help them start and navigate their journey to recovery.

This new tool is one of many introduced in 2020 and to come next year, as part of AMRPA’s comprehensive, strategic plan to increase awareness of medical rehabilitation, promote access to care and continued support of its member facilities and the field as a whole through ongoing, patient-centered advocacy with federal legislators.

“Heading into 2021, one of our overarching goals is improved engagement with patient groups,” said Board Chair Dr. Krug in unveiling the site to virtual attendees of AMRPA’s Fall Conference.

“Through this type of tool, we can make sure we continue to emphasize the patient perspective in our meetings with regulators and congressional offices.”

In a year of multi-faceted diversification for the association, AMRPA has introduced a number of new online features and communication channels for members and patients. In addition to the regularly published member-submitted Patient Success Stories and a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center, it also most recently launched the publicly-accessible AMRPA Access blog, complete with the latest regulatory and congressional updates and information on topics of interest to the industry.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Adam Robertson
Marketing Communications Manager
American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
(815) 901-2632 | [email protected]