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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards $20,000 Grant to Marianjoy Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion

Contact: Karen L. Tornberg, 630-909-7105 or ktornberg@marianjoy.org

Wheaton, IL (August 22, 2007) The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (formerly The Aurora Foundation) awarded a $20,000 grant to Marianjoy for the newly renovated Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion. The grant is specifically targeted for Marianjoy’s day rehabilitation and outpatient programs which provide state-of-the-art comprehensive rehabilitation outpatient therapy to Kane, Kendall, and western DuPage County residents facing a temporary or permanent disability.

The Marianjoy Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion features spacious state-of-the-art rehabilitation gyms, a warm water therapy pool, clinics specializing in balance, swallowing, and lymphedema, and comprehensive pediatric outpatient clinics and programs. Also located in the Pavilion are driver rehabilitation, an assistive technology center, a motion analysis laboratory, and the Marianjoy therapeutic golf program. The Marianjoy Outpatient Pavilion also includes a beautiful interactive garden for outpatients in keeping with the Marianjoy philosophy of incorporating the beauty and serenity of nature into the healing process. 

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, one of the nation's first community foundations to be recognized for operating in accordance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley of Illinois. For more information visit www.communityfoundationfrv.org.

Marianjoy recently opened its new $60 million, 120 all private room replacement hospital in Wheaton – a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance the naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. The new flagship facility features uniquely designed accessible gardens, a labyrinth, chapel, and a meditation room. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital was founded 35 years ago by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, and maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Dedicated to the delivery of physical rehabilitative medicine, Marianjoy also provides programs for community re-entry including driver and vocational rehabilitation. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, which owns and operates more than 100 health and shelter service organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.