Dick Vermeil and Dan Polett Named Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s 2012 Humanitarians of the Year

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Vermeil and Polett will be officially recognized at the 2012 Humanitarian Award Dinner on November 13

Their commitment to the hospital is unwavering, and we are honored to have them on our team.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital named former Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil and Dan Polett the 2012 Humanitarians of the Year for their outstanding contributions to the community and the hospital. Vermeil and Polett will be honored at the 2012 Humanitarian Award Dinner on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia.

“Magee’s Humanitarian Award is about giving back to the community and our patients in meaningful and powerful ways—and I can think of no two people who deserve this year’s award more than Dick and Dan,” said Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “Their commitment to the hospital is unwavering, and we are honored to have them on our team.”

Dick Vermeil is a former head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001–2005). Each of these teams had a losing record when he joined them—and he brought them all to the playoffs by his third season as coach. Vermeil came into acquaintance with Magee when he visited Penn State player Adam Taliaferro in 2000. Since then, he has regularly supported the Magee Night of Champions and is an honorary chair of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Rehabilitation Golf Outing.

Dan Polett is President, CEO and Dealer Principal of Wilkie Lexus in Haverford, Pennsylvania and Lexus of Chester Springs. He has served on the leadership committee of past Magee events, and helped to raise the funds necessary to open up the Magee Dialysis Unit. Through his personal connection to Magee, Polett became very familiar with Magee’s programs and services, and all they can do for patients. This inspired him to support Magee in its endeavors to provide top-quality rehabilitation and improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

The Humanitarian Award Dinner begins with a VIP Reception at 5:00 p.m. and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the 2012 Humanitarian Award Dinner, including tickets and sponsorship, please visit MageeRehab.org or call (215) 587-3090.

About Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a founding member of the Jefferson Health System and part of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley and a model center for spinal cord injury, is the Philadelphia region’s original provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation. The not-for-profit health organization provides lifetime rehabilitation and wellness programs for individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, orthopedic injury, geriatric illness or work injury.

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