HealthSouth Memphis Hospitals Hold Superhero Toy Drive to Benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis, located at 1282 Union Ave., and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital-North, located at 4100 Austin Peay Hwy., will host a superhero toy drive from Sept. 1 – 15 to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children aged 2 ½ - 18 years with life-threatening medical conditions. Donations will be accepted at both hospitals from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Items collected must be new and of non-violent nature. They will be distributed to boys and girls as “ice breaker gifts” by a Make-A-Wish Mid-South liaison when determining the child’s ultimate wish. Welcomed superhero-themed donations include action figures, comic books, T-shirts, school supplies, cartoon DVDs, coloring books, gift cards, puzzles, Lego sets, play sets, crafts and costumes.
“Our staff is inspired by our patients every single day, watching them overcome life-changing illnesses and injuries. We understand not all superheroes wear capes,” said Adam Yoe, CEO of HealthSouth North Memphis. “Make-A-Wish Mid-South serves many superheroes that are battling life-threatening medical conditions, so this was a natural fit for us to support them through this drive.”
The toy drive is being held as part of HealthSouth’s National Rehabilitation Week campaign, “The Power of Rehabilitation,” a superhero-themed celebration observed annually at HealthSouth hospitals across the country during the third full week of September.
For more information about the toy drive, please email Gloria.Fagan@healthsouth.com.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis is an 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Mid-South, the hospital is located at 1282 Union Ave. and on the Web at www.healthsouthmemphis.com.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - North
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital- North is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Mid-South, the hospital is located at 4100 Austin Peay Hwy. and on the Web at www.healthsouthnorthmemphis.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.