MSUToday
Published: July 22, 2016

Origami rehabilitation center celebrates $3.5 million expansion

Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center are celebrating a $3.5 million clinical and residential expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on Thursday, August 11 from 4-6 p.m.

In partnership with the osteopathic college and Peckham, Inc., the rehibilition center is a nonprofit organization located in Mason, just south of the MSU campus. The facility provides care for individuals who have sustained mild to severe brain injuries and has programs that provide the necessary resources to help people get back to their productive and active lives.

“We are now serving a record number of clients and we're especially pleased about the development of our staff, the growth of our fundraising efforts and the establishment of meaningful partnerships throughout the community - all of which allow us to continue along the exciting course we have plotted for our very bright future here at Origami,” said Tammy Hannah, executive director and an MSU graduate.

The college currently has three doctors affiliated with the facility and students have the opportunity to gain experience through residencies there. The expansion will also lead to a 25 percent increase of hiring clinician and direct care workers.

“The expansion allows us to further advance as Mid-Michigan’s leading expert in brain injury,” said Yvonne Fleener, business manager of Origami. “In addition to serving individuals with brain injuries, Origami contributes to the growth and sustainability of the Mid-Michigan area.”

To learn more about Origami visit them online at www.origamirehab.org.

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