Burke Rehabilitation Center Honors New York Rangers Captain, Celebrated Philanthropist and Stroke Survivor at Centennial Burke Award Dinner

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This year’s Burke Award was presented to New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh, Not Impossible Labs Founder Mick Ebeling, and Brad and Jessica Berman, a stroke survivor and his wife who run a community campaign to benefit Burke’s lower extremity robotics program.

2015 Centennial Burke Award Honorees accepted their award at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on June 16.

2015 Centennial Burke Award Honorees from left to right: Not Impossible Labs Founder Mick Ebeling, Jessica Berman, Brad Berman and New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh

“We’re proud to honor these individuals on our 100-year anniversary. They have all made significant contributions to benefit the patients who come to us for care and the rehabilitative community at-large,” said Mary Beth Walsh, MD, Burke's CEO.

Burke Rehabilitation Center hosted its Centennial Burke Award Dinner the evening of June 16 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Burke Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Boards of Directors of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Burke Medical Research Institute.

The prestigious recognition is given to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation. This year’s Burke Award was presented to: New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh, Not Impossible Labs Founder Mick Ebeling, and Brad and Jessica Berman, a stroke survivor and his wife who run a community campaign to benefit Burke’s lower extremity robotics program.

“We’re proud to honor these individuals on our 100-year anniversary. They have all made significant contributions to benefit the patients who come to us for care and the rehabilitative community at-large,” said Mary Beth Walsh, MD, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s CEO and executive medical director.

This year’s Burke Award Dinner, which also commemorated the nonprofit organization’s centennial year, drew hundreds of leaders and supporters from the Burke community. Attendees came together to congratulate honorees and to celebrate Burke’s 100 years of cutting-edge research and advanced rehabilitative care.

Burke is hosting a variety of centennial-related events this year, including a lobby exhibit featuring “then and now” artifacts dating back to 1915 and illustrating the history and future of rehabilitation, such as a World War I naval uniform and a 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Burke encourages community members in Westchester County and the greater New York metro area to tour its 100-year-old campus, located at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.

Burke will host a free, family-friendly Community Birthday Extravaganza event the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 10. The event will feature fun activities for kids, arts and crafts, live music and refreshments. More information about Burke’s centennial-related activities is available at http://www.burke.org/100years. For more information about sponsorship opportunities with Burke, please contact Colleen Borrelli at (914) 597-2849 or cborrelli(at)burke(dot)org.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

About Burke Medical Research Institute
Burke Medical Research Institute is part of the Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also comprises the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital that is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1915, Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Along with the hospital’s world-renowned doctors and therapists providing state-of-the-art-treatment, Burke Medical Research Institute scientists explore the frontiers of rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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