Rehabilitation Institute of Washington Receives National Award

Posted on April 14th, 2011

We are extremely proud to announce that Rehabilitation Institute of Washington has been named as a 2011 Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society. This is one of only five awards presented nationally this year. The award will officially be presented at the President’s Awards Recognition Reception at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society in Austin, TX in May 2011.

The American Pain Society provides the following description of the awards on its web site:

“The American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards Program helps advance the quality of pain management in the United States by recognizing and rewarding excellence in quality clinical care.

Central to the APS vision: “APS envisions a world where pain prevention and relief are available to all people”—this program aims to identify U.S.-based, multidisciplinary teams providing distinguished, comprehensive pain care to serve as examples to other pain management programs.

These awards are given annually and recognize pain-care teams that overcome difficult challenges to provide outstanding, exemplary care for those with chronic pain disorders, acute pain after surgery or trauma and in palliative care settings for pain from cancer and other terminal conditions.”

RIW is honored to receive this recognition and is committed to maintaining and improving excellence in pain management.

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