STORIES OF TRIUMPH AND PROGRESS FROM CASA COLINA CENTERS FOR REHABILITATION
Dear Supporters of Casa Colina Contents Rehabilitation Services
of Casa Colina
I t has been my pleasure to support Casa Colina and
serve on the Board of Directors for many years.
I join our management and staff in feeling pride in
our new campus with its state-of-the-art hospital,
medical, imaging and therapy facilities. I am even more
We have received recognition from so many in the
business and political worlds. And we have had support
from you as well as other individuals in our community.
Yet our job is not done. Individuals will continue to
have health and rehabilitation needs. The demand for
A Message from the CEO
The Grandeur of Casa Colina’s Grand Opening
How a Hero Deserves To Be Treated:
for the treatment of
conditions that include
◆ Audiology/Hearing Disorders
The Jarod Behee Story 4 ◆ Autism Spectrum Related
proud of Casa Colina’s continued success in maintaining Casa Colina to fulfill these needs will increase and Disorders (ASRD)
and improving the quality of its health care in our country will continue to change. Physician Specialty Centers Shaping the Future 10 ◆ Balance Disorders
◆ Brain Injury
specialty medical rehabilitation Although these are all great challenges, the permanence
services in all areas of its of your support will help us remain steadfast in meeting A Singular Focus on Multiple Sclerosis 12
◆ Congenital Deformity
continuum of care. them. With you on our team, we will keep this Center News from the Foundation 14 ◆ Developmental Delay
This will be my second stint of Excellence thriving and serving the people of
◆ Hand Injury
as Chairman of the Board of our community. Memorials 14
◆ Infectious Disease
Directors. I take this post with On behalf of the Board of Directors, please accept Donors Who Made a Difference 15 ◆ Lymphedema
◆ Movement Disorders
humility because I recognize how my thanks and gratitude. The fact that you value the
◆ Multiple Sclerosis
great the effort has been by so rehabilitation that Casa Colina provides, and understand Gifts of Time and Talent 19
◆ Multiple Trauma
many people over decades – and how important it can be to the life of a child, a mother, Grants Turn Possibilities Into Realities 19 ◆ Neurological Disease
◆ Orthopedic Injury
especially over the last six years. They are the reason why a father, or any loved one faced with an injury or
Casa Colina is now able to help so many people in such disability, means so much. This is what guides us in Tribute to Courage 20
◆ Parkinson’s Disease
a wonderful environment. They have ensured that our the task of developing a new Casa Colina to serve us Trends in Autism Conference 22 ◆ Pulmonary Disease
patients receive the kind of care and compassion that all in this next century.
◆ Spinal Cord Injury
yields positive results. 24th Annual Padua Village Golf Classic 22
Along the way, we have had extraordinary leadership, 26th Annual Casa Colina Golf Classic 23 ◆ Urinary Dysfunction
◆ Work-related Injury
a flexible and dedicated staff, a visionary Board, and a
sharp focus on getting the job done. We have earned the Denim & Diamonds Country Extravaganza 23
Casa Colina Centers for
confidence of our medical community, which is evident .
Samuel P Crowe, Esq. The Healing Powers of Water 24 Rehabilitation includes
by its referrals and membership in our staff and clinics. Chairman, Board of Directors, Casa Colina, Inc. ◆ Casa Colina
Feel Better & Smarter 25 Hospital/Inpatient Services
◆ Dr. S. Jerome & Judith D.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS News from the Centers 26 Tamkin Outpatient Center
Casa Colina, Inc. and Affiliates Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Foundation ◆ Laband Transitional
The Scope of Casa Colina’s
CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Living Center
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Samuel P Crowe, Esq.
. Frank S. Alvarez Steve Norin Robert Balzer ◆ A. Gary Anderson Family
Rollyn Melvin (Mel) Butler, M.D. Gregory Bentley, Esq. Children’s Services Center
VICE CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN
Steve Norin .
William P Dwyre Felice L. Loverso, Ph.D. Randy Blackman ◆ Helen A. Kellner Adult
Cover photo: The Behee Family reflects on a proud moment after Jarod was awarded the Purple Heart
Steve Graeber Day Health Care Center
PRESIDENT SECRETARY Mayor Jon Blickenstaff in a formal military ceremony at Casa Colina in November 2005.
James Henwood ◆ Rancho Piño Verde
Felice L. Loverso, Ph.D. Lori Barragar .
Samuel P Crowe, Esq.
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A message from the CEO
The first priority at Casa Colina is our patients.
It is for the patients we are treating now – and those who
will come to Casa Colina in the future – that we have built a
T HE GRANDEUR OF CASA COLINA’S
new hospital and a new campus. They are why we have
gathered a staff of outstanding therapists, nurses and physicians
to sit knee-to-knee with the person in need who may one day
be your mother, father, spouse, grandparent, son or daughter.
We understand the power of medical rehabilitation to
make people’s lives better, whether it’s helping a 70-year-old
grandparent or a 20-year-old Iraqi War veteran return to
home and family and begin living
again after a brain injury, stroke, or
spinal cord injury; or a teenage athlete
recovering from a sports injury so that
he can safely continue with his favorite
sport; or a person with MS making the
best use of her energy and strength.
These are examples of what
rehabilitation is about. It is a special
task that Casa Colina has taken on as its mission.
On behalf of the thousands of patients we serve, and
myself personally, we all have a great appreciation for the
value that you have for our efforts to help so many people.
Your support has nourished the mission of Casa Colina,
since it began in 1936. It has allowed us to meet challenges
head on and keep the quality of care to our patients as
(From top to bottom)
our first priority.
The health care environment has been in a constant state
of change for several decades and there is a tremendous
upsurge of new health care needs headed our way as baby
Ribbon cutting, pictured from left, Dr. Felice Loverso,
President & CEO of Casa Colina; U.S. Rep. David Dreier of
Glendora; Robert Duncan, 2005 Chairman of Casa Colina
Inc. Board of Directors; and Gloria Negrete-McLeod,
F or the past five years, Casa Colina’s Board of Directors
and staff couldn’t wait to show the world their new
68-bed rehabilitation hospital and 20-acre renovated campus.
the background as a hint of the catered buffet to come.
Just before dusk, the formal dedication and ribbon-
cutting ceremony took place with numerous dignitaries in
On the evening of October 14, 2005, they finally had that the audience – state and local government representatives,
a member of the Assembly.
boomers reach the ages of higher medical and rehabilitation chance with a grand opening celebrating local, regional and nationally-renowned
A United States Air Force Honor
demands. As an independent, non-profit organization, we the hospital’s completion. As the invited physicians, rehabilitation professionals,
Guard presents a formal pledge
cannot control those outside forces. Yet we can control the of allegiance and flag ceremony. guests drove up the new palm tree-lined and a variety of hospital and rehabilitation
20 acres of our Pomona campus and our other sites across Dr. Felice Loverso describes the driveway, they could see how Casa association executives. Casa Colina’s
Southern California. In those places, we can maintain the planning involved in creating the
Colina had been completely transformed, donors, neighbors and supporters, as
quality of care, individualized attention and rehabilitation new Casa Colina Hospital and
campus specialty centers. not only for this special night, but for well as the vendors involved in the new
expertise that makes Casa Colina truly unique. With your
Casa Colina’s Board of Directors, years to come. hospital’s architectural design and
continued support, we are committed to do just that and more.
pictured in front of the new Casa Colina rolled out the red carpet building process, were also in attendance.
hospital entrance, enjoys a
for the 1,600 attendees in every possible way – as staff The audience was also filled with many inspiring
members, jugglers, magicians, a stilt walker and a live individuals who overcame injuries and other debilitating
Stiltwalkers and jugglers
entertained guests of all ages. band greeted the guests. The carefully orchestrated conditions through weeks and months of inpatient and
Felice L. Loverso, Ph.D. grand opening commenced with a social hour when outpatient medical and rehabilitative care at Casa Colina.
President & CEO everyone had the opportunity to mingle, sample gourmet Seeing their faces in the crowd served as a reminder
A red carpet was rolled out as
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation 1,600 guests were welcomed to hors d’oeuvres, and take a tour of the new hospital. of what a difference care, compassion and perseverance
the new hospital and campus. Adding to the excitement, a large white tent loomed in can make.
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How a hero quickly bandaged his wounds. Medics had been alerted.
A helicopter was en route to meet them.
“Every member of our team that could be spared was
on the roof,” a fellow soldier recalls, “I remember providing
security as they moved him downstairs and into the back
of a humvee. Initially Jarod was unconscious, but he awoke
while we moved him. The ride back was very hectic and
wild. My roommate, who was gunning the humvee, held
his hand the entire time, telling him to hang on and to
squeeze his hand. After all that happened, he responded
to commands. We took Staff Sergeant Behee directly to
the medics, who had just enough time to change his
dressings before the helicopter came.”
He was airlifted to a hospital at Camp Speicher, 42
miles north of Baghdad where doctors repaired a blood
very night on the news we hear of U.S. soldiers
clot in his head. Then he was transferred to another
injured in Iraq. They are the brief sound bites that
military hospital at Camp Anaconda, 60 miles north near
fail to tell the pain and sacrifices that these brave
Takrit, where he received an emergency surgery on his
men and women make each day, thousands of
skull (a left craniotomy), before being transferred to
Staff Sergeant Jarod Behee from San Dimas is one
of them. On his first tour in February 2003, he went
with the Army’s V Corps into Baghdad. A soldier through
and through, he volunteered for his second tour of duty
in Iraq with the Army National Guard in November
decision to stay
2004, leaving his wife Marissa and young daughter
stateside and wait
for her husband’s
It was his nature to volunteer. So, on the morning of
Jarod in the Intensive Care Unit at return. “We called
May 25, 2005, he offered to join a lieutenant colonel’s National Naval Medical Center in every three hours
personal security detail in Bayji. Bethesda, Maryland. to check on him,”
When they arrived, Jarod was assigned to take a
she recalls. His doctors had to perform another craniotomy
position on the roof of the police station to provide
on his right side to remove a large piece of bone because
maximum security for the lieutenant colonel and
of the swelling of his brain. After five days, he was
stabilized and ready to return on a Medi-vac flight to
A quiet morning of small talk was suddenly
Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
interrupted by a crack of gunfire. Jarod was hit in the
head by a bullet. Though he was wearing a Kevlar
helmet that no doubt saved his life, the bullet’s impact Back on American soil.
crushed his skull, causing an immediate stroke. Army doctors assessed his injuries and determined
Miraculously, the bullet entered the helmet’s right side them to be too severe to treat at their facility. So, after
and exited the left side without penetrating his head. a few hours, Jarod Behee was transferred to his fifth
Another soldier rushed to his aid with a medical bag. hospital in a week – the National Naval Medical Center
Despite the chaos of battle, his comrades responded like in Maryland because it was better equipped for head
a well-oiled machine. By the time another soldier ran injuries. When Marissa finally saw Jarod again, she found
up two flights of stairs with a stretcher, the other had he was severely disfigured by his injuries.
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her husband at He was placed on a respirator to help him breath and
Home sweet home. his dinner with
wife Marissa at
NNMC Intensive When Jarod first arrived at Casa Colina Hospital in Casa Colina’s
Care Unit in given medication to stabilize him. They put him in a acute rehabilitation
October 2005, there was a huge welcoming committee
June 2005. medically induced coma for five weeks in order to give hospital.
of young children from his daughter’s preschool. They
his body and brain a chance to heal.
organized a welcome reception with a large sign painted Left to right:
After seven weeks, he was transferred to a VA hospital
by the children. It’s time to get
in Palo Alto, California. “We were six hours away from moving again.
A month later, It was a big day. During Jarod’s first evaluation, his
home. I was living out of a hotel. Our daughter was Jarod receives
Marissa is still occupational therapist realized there was active movement
by Jarod’s side living with my parents,” his wife recounts. inpatient therapy
in his arm. “It was weak, but it was there,” Marissa at Casa Colina
at NNMC. “He was in rough shape,” Marissa recalls, “He couldn’t
recalls, “It just gave us a light at the end of the tunnel – Hospital’s new
walk. He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t even hold his head inpatient therapy
a sense that there was a chance of recovery.”
up. He was almost completely paralyzed on his left side.” gym. Jarod using
His hard work in the military prepared him well
Three months passed and his condition was slowly the treadmill at the
for long days of therapy. His daily schedule at Casa Tamkin Outpatient
improving. However, the VA doctors thought he would
Colina Hospital included the following: Center during his
never walk again, unless perhaps with the use of a outpatient therapy.
Madison taking a 7:00 a.m. Occupational therapy for dressing, bathing,
walker. “He was on his way to a nursing facility,” recalls
nap with her dad self-feeding, and more
at the Palo Alto Marissa, “I knew it could turn into a permanent situation Receiving more
VA Hospital because there was no chance to improve in that 8:00 a.m. Rest, medicine, and other nursing care outpatient therapy,
guided by therapist,
in California. environment. I couldn’t let that happen.” 9:00 a.m. Activity with family – activities given by
George Kopiloff, PT.
There were many people in Jarod’s surrounding therapist to work on during family visits
communities who were also pulling for him. 10:00 a.m. Physical therapy for transfers training,
One of Madison’s preschool teachers enlisted 200 standing, and ambulation
volunteers at three fundraising car washes in Covina, 11:00 a.m. Rest Left to right:
San Dimas and Azusa. Despite drizzly weather, they Noon Lunch in room, garden courtyard or Jarod was often
at Casa Colina.
earned $6,000. Her efforts inspired the National pumping iron one
He’s excited to be day room
in Pomona, only Insurance Crime Bureau in Glendora to raise $8,000 hour in physical
1:00 p.m. Rest therapy and
minutes away through a golf tournament. At Glendora High School,
from his family 2:00 p.m. Speech therapy working on his
where Jarod and Marissa met, students put on a fashion balance skills
in San Dimas. 3:00 p.m. Family time
show called “Runway to Recovery.” Their daughter’s the next.
preschool, Sonrise Christian School, offered them free 5:00 p.m. Dinner
tuition for a year. Three hours of therapy six days a week, and seven Receiving outpatient
Marissa created a web site to keep their loved ones, hours of nursing each day made an enormous difference. speech therapy with
Christian School, friends and soldiers up-to-date about Jarod. She posted, “Here we had improvements in the first week. There was Sara Burkett,
‘If anybody can give us any information about a good Speech Pathologist.
providing a hero’s such an effort to help Jarod get better. Just the caring and
welcome home to rehab facility to help him, please let us know.’ She the passion that all the nurses and therapists have,”
Jarod on his first
received numerous responses from friends in the area, Marissa fondly recalls, “It was such a breath of fresh air.
day at Casa Colina.
suggesting they look at Casa Colina. So for the first time They said, ‘He can’t do this now, but he will be able to
since he arrived stateside, Marissa left Jarod’s side, later,’ instead of ‘He can’t do this, he can’t do that…’”
entrusting his parents to keep a watchful eye on him. In November, Dr. Felice Loverso, President and CEO Preparing Jarod
She traveled to Pomona to take a tour of Casa Colina’s of Casa Colina, arranged for Marissa and her daughter for returning home
Dr. Loverso and
daughter Madison, new acute rehabilitation hospital, Transitional Living to move into one of Casa Colina’s wheelchair-accessible with occupational
Center and campus. She noticed a difference right away – therapy in the
during the Sonrise homes located right next to the campus, so they could
Christian School’s Activities-of-Daily-
from the individualized care provided by Casa Colina’s be closer to Jarod during his treatment and reconnect as Living Suite with
therapists to its innovative new facilities and equipment. a family during this challenging time. “He felt it was Sheila Mendon, OT.
This is what she wanted for her husband. She immedi- important for the family to stay together,” Marissa
ately made the arrangements for him to be admitted. recounts, “Once Jarod was cleared from the hospital for
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Purple Heart a couple of hours, he could come home for a meal and amazement, he reached over with his left arm and he’ll make even more progress in the months to come.
Ceremony with some much needed family time.” opened it. “It was the first time in seven months that He would like to be a soldier again. He would like to
Color Guard at Many soldiers receive a Purple Heart for their injuries I saw him use his left arm and hand or move his arm go snowboarding again. One thing is certain: he is
Casa Colina in
November 2005. while they’re still in their hospital bed. Marissa requested at all,” she recalls, “That was quite amazing.” Within getting back to his old self again.
that it to be awarded to him later. “I didn’t want them to two weeks of the surgery, Jarod met one of his biggest Though he’s a man of few words right now, he didn’t
pin it to his pillow,” she admits. On November 30th, Jarod goals by walking without any assistance. hesitate to say, “The miracle continues and it always will
proudly stood up with the assistance of a therapist and a In May, Jarod continued his therapy sessions at as long as there’s a place like Casa Colina.”
welcoming those walker to receive his Purple Heart award in a ceremony Casa Colina’s Tamkin Outpatient Center. He received
in attendance at in the courtyard outside of Casa Colina Hospital. “I knew more occupational, physical and speech therapy two Casa Colina is privileged to provide medical and
the Purple Heart he’d get better,” recalls Marissa, “He deserved to have it or three days each week. Many of these sessions were rehabilitation services to active military personnel injured
Ceremony – presented to him properly.” He did, indeed. designed to help prepare him for life in the military or in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as retired military personnel
area politicians, “I’ve never seen a Purple Heart ceremony like this civilian world again – working on a computer, using from all over the United States.
board members, one,” commented Kenneth O.Preston, Sergeant Major of hand-eye coordination, making financial transactions,
physicians, Jarod’s the Army. Family members, friends, military personnel and much to Marissa’s delight, even cooking.
therapists, friends and members of the press were all on hand to see him Since he no longer needed a wheelchair, the Behee
receive his medal. family moved into another Casa Colina home near Jarod with one of
campus, so the wheelchair-accessible home could be his doctors, Scott
Left to right:
Board member The care he needed. occupied by another family that needed it. board-certified
April Morris, In December, Jarod was transferred to Casa Colina’s
and Samuel Crowe,
Transitional Living Center (TLC) for five to six hours of So he can help others. office is located
on Casa Colina’s
intensive therapy each day to improve his physical, They were also thinking of important ways they could campus.
of the Casa Colina occupational (activities of daily living) and language skills help others in their situation. “We’re starting a foundation
Board of Directors. – many of the simple tasks we take for granted that can called ‘Heroes with Head Injuries’ for head-injured
The Behees on a
be so difficult to re-learn after a severe head injury. soldiers and their families,” Marissa explains, “According mission to inspire
Jarod standing at
His physical therapy focused on his balance, to studies done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in other “Heroes with
coordination and ability to move around a home Washington, D.C., 67% of injuries coming out of Iraq Head Injuries” in
by his physical
environment and eventually the Casa Colina campus. right now have some degree of head injury. So where Washington DC
in May 2006.
Aguirre, as Sgt. Speech therapy worked on his ability to concentrate and are they going? What are they doing with them? Most
Major of the Army,
communicate with others, as well as his logic and of them are pretty severe because of the type of warfare
Kenneth O. Preston
presents the reasoning skills. Occupational therapy addressed his fine going on in Iraq that involves Improvised Explosive
Purple Heart. motor and cognitive skills and his ability to be more Devices. That’s why we’re setting up this foundation to
Jarod with Madison
independent. With each session and each passing day at offer any kind of financial, educational support or enjoying a water
Marissa and Jarod
TLC, Jarod made remarkable progress. Yet, he was only resources we can provide. We’ve been down that path. fight on a hot day
reflecting upon the
on the brink of a major breakthrough. We know what worked for us.” in September 2006.
significance of the
ceremony. Jarod was due for his seventh surgery, a cranioplasty “I tell every family member of an injured soldier I see
that used two acrylic plates to repair the shape of his head, to check out Casa Colina. These are people that want to
in January 2006. “At the VA hospital, the doctors thought help you be your best. You don’t find that in very many
this would just be a cosmetic surgery,” Marissa recalls, places,” Marissa explains, “For everything that Casa
“Dr. Patterson (Casa Colina Hospital’s Medical Director) Colina has done for us, we’d love to share it with other
Jarod with said most people make a big leap in their recovery after people. And let them know there is a place out there Madison flanking
that surgery. So that’s what we were banking on.” that cares.” Jarod with kisses
President & CEO,
The operation was a complete success. Before his Today, Jarod continues to make progress on his in October 2006.
Dr. Loverso, after
the ceremony. surgery, he could walk with quite a bit of assistance and own by working out at Casa Colina’s gyms and
had very little movement in his left arm. When he was in participating in additional cognitive programs to help his
the Intensive Care Unit after his surgery, they put a tray recovery. In recent tests, he’s completely normal in three
table over him that had a little drawer. Much to Marissa’s areas of cognition, and doctors remain optimistic that
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CASA COLINA’S Why physician specialty centers are needed.
W ith the desire to put the patients’ needs first, Casa
Colina has attracted a roster of physician specialists
who are leaders in their fields. These doctors oversee unique
PHYSICIAN SPECIALTY CENTERS There are so many reasons. People with disabling
illnesses or conditions and people at risk of disability
and innovative outpatient medical programs that include:
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia – Antony Hou, M.D., board-
certified Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in Rheumatology
ARE SHAPING In 2001, Casa Colina opened the first of many physician
specialty centers – the Arthritis Center. It became the
often have difficulty getting this type of highly specialized
medical care. In some instances, it is a lack of awareness. Audiology & Hearing – Roger E. Murken, M.D., board-
They may not realize there is a physician who specializes
THE FUTURE OF blueprint for an innovative new model of care for patients,
physicians and hospitals. in their condition. In other instances, it is a lack of
resources. They may not have access to a specialized
Foot & Ankle – Michelle Ward, M.D., board-certified
Now, there was a physician specialist, rehabilitation General Rehabilitation – Shashank Arya, M.D., board-certified
HEALTHCARE staff and many healthcare resources devoted just to
patients diagnosed with this disabling disease. Now, there
physician within their health
maintenance organization or
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; David Patterson, M.D.,
board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Yong I.
IN THE U.S. was a team that understood the complexities of arthritis,
fibromylagia and other rheumatologic disorders, and
insurance company’s network of
doctors, or they may have to
Lee, M.D., board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;
Kevin Lawrence, M.D., board-eligible Physical Medicine and
every treatment option available that might help. travel great distances to find one. Infectious Disease – Dan Gluckstein, M.D., board-certified
Patients and their loved ones would no longer have Another big issue is ensuring Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in Infectious Disease;
Kerry Gott, M.D., board-eligible Internal Medicine with
to drive to Los Angeles or San Diego to receive the the supply of physician specialists.
sub-specialty in Infectious Disease; Luong (Mike) Ly, M.D.,
specialized care they needed. They could find the The area surrounding Casa Colina board-certified Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in
answers to their questions about this disease – and the has fewer specialists compared Infectious Disease; John Mourani, M.D., board-certified
with urban centers, and the Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in Infectious Disease
appropriate course of treatment – right here on Casa
number is going down. Research Kidney Disease & Hypertension Center – Michael H. Bien,
Colina’s 20-acre Pomona campus. More importantly,
M.D., board-certified Internal Medicine with sub-specialty
they could have hope because they found a physician-led shows that over 25% of physician in Nephrology
team with the expertise to treat their disease. specialists in our region reported Movement Disorders – Richard Shubin, M.D., board-certified
Primary care physicians now had a referral resource it was “very” or “somewhat” likely Neurologist with sub-specialty in Sleep Medicine; June-Chih
they could trust, based on Casa Colina’s long-standing that they would leave the Liu, M.D., board-certified Neurologist
reputation for providing rehabilitation services and its geographic region in the next five Multiple Sclerosis – Richard Shubin, M.D., board-certified
Neurologist with sub-specialty in Sleep Medicine; June-Chih
ability to attract outstanding physician specialists. years; and just over 50% said they
Liu, M.D., board-certified Neurologist
The success of this one physician specialty center would not recommend a new
Neurology/Orthopedics & Pain – Vincent M. Fortanasce,
soon spread. Within a few months, Casa Colina opened specialist move to this area. M.D., board-certified Neurologist
the Movement Disorders Center, the Multiple Scleroris Why do so many physician Osteoporosis & Bone Density – Antony Hou, M.D., board-
Center, Wound Care Center, and the Audiology Center. specialists want to leave our certified Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in Rheumatology
The physicians and their clinical teams reached out to community? Ironically, despite Pain Management – John Sasaki, M.D., board-certified
a rapidly growing population, Anesthesiologist with sub-specialty in Pain Management
the community with free health seminars and screenings,
these doctors are often finding Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Dev Wali, M.D.,
raising awareness about a wide variety of diseases and
board-certified in General Surgery with sub-specialty in
conditions, and in turn, helping more people. it difficult to get enough patient Plastic Surgery
referrals on their own. They also Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Rohinder K. Sandhu, M.D., board-
Taking a closer look at this new model of care. believe the current healthcare certified Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in Pulmonology
In 2005, UniHealth Foundation awarded Casa Colina environment is interfering with Sports Medicine – Christopher Chalian, M.D., board-certified
a three-year grant titled “Specialist Physicians in the their ability to offer good care. Orthopedic Surgery; Michael Marger, M.D., board-eligible
Rehabilitation Continuum” to help it grow its existing Due to an increase in managed
Urinary Dysfunction – Aaron Nguyen, M.D., board-certified
physician specialty centers and introduce new centers to care and contract limitations,
Urology and Elmer Pineda, M.D., board-certified Urology
the community. It also provided for research support for they lack the freedom to
Vestibular & Balance Disorders – Lucy Shih, M.D., board-
the University of La Verne’s Center for Health & Aging prescribe medications to meet certified Otolaryngology
to evaluate the innovative model of care and how it will patients’ needs, make clinical Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine – Kerry Gott, M.D.,
impact the hospital physicians and patients. decisions, and fully serve patients board-eligible Internal Medicine with sub-specialty in
with disabilities. Infectious Disease
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Inspiring a better way.
While most healthcare organizations are looking for A Place Dr. Richard Shubin, a
neurologist with special
ways to cut costs, Casa Colina is showing the world it training in MS, leads
the clinical staff at
is possible to deliver more specialized services to its Casa Colina’s Multiple
patients, especially those at risk for disability, while Sclerosis Center.
maintaining financial stability. It is possible to attract
top-notch specialists to our non-urban location and
provide them both job satisfaction and a steady flow
There’s a Top right:
MS patient Kim Davis,
with Casa Colina’s
of patients. Casa Colina is proving that a rehabilitation
hospital, with its skilled therapists, is an ideal environment Singular Gail Hartley, an
for a physician specialist to build a practice and provide Bottom right:
good medicine. physical therapist,
Furthermore, it is possible to offer a complete Kathy San Martino,
continuum of care without sacrificing quality of care.
More importantly, there are plans to demonstrate that Multiple with Glendora
resident and MS
patient Robert Stevens,
this can be done at similar hospital settings virtually using Casa Colina’s
anywhere. So, in the next two years, Casa Colina, Neurocom™ balance
UniHealth Foundation and the University of LaVerne
will continue to look at the overall success of
Number of Patient Visits at Casa Colina’s
W hen Montclair resident Kim Davis was diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2004, she needed
to find a physician who truly understood this complex
involved in over 30 clinical trials. It also recruited his nurse
practitioner Gail Hartley, an MS-certified nurse who helped
develop the MS Comprehensive Care Center at USC.
for its other patients. When he is not seeing individuals
with MS, he can be found helping Casa Colina patients
with traumatic brain injuries, sleep disorders, neuropathy,
Physician Specialty Centers disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord. After all, Dr. Shubin is joined by his associate, Dr. June-Chih Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries.
2240 the symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary widely in severity Liu, a board-certified neurologist who also specializes in “I came here for the opportunity to work in a unique
2000 and frequency, depending on the type of MS. She wanted the treatment of patients with other movement disorders, clinical setting that provides coordinated cared for
to know more – much more about the disease that would such as Parkinson’s disease. complex patients,” adds Dr. Shubin, “The team approach
1000 affect the rest of her life. Kathy San Martino, a neuro-certified physical therapist allows us to tailor care on the spot because we work
500 At Casa Colina’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, she not and certified specialist in MS, moved to Southern closely together. This integrated environment really helps
0 only benefited from the expertise of Dr. Richard Shubin, California from New England to work at Casa Colina. us provide better patient care.”
Baseline* 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
July-Sept 05 Oct-Dec 05 Jan- Mar 06 Apr-June 06 a renowned board-certified neurologist who specializes She evaluates patients with the doctors, looking for all the The Multiple Sclerosis Center works closely with the
in MS. She soon discovered that everyone at the Multiple ways they might benefit from Casa Colina’s wide range of National MS Society. Each week, Jill Jones, a licensed
*“Baseline” represents the six month average prior to starting the study
Sclerosis Center had specific training in the treatment medical and rehabilitation services. Once a plan is in place, clinical social worker (LCSW) and field program
Casa Colina’s physician specialty centers and share its of MS. she may also provide these patients with physical therapy. manager for the Inland Empire region, visits Casa Colina
model with other healthcare There was no need for Kim to travel far for this Some patients require specialized tests for balance, to meet with patients and
providers across the state and highly specialized care. In fact, she didn’t need to go hearing or diagnostic imaging, while others need provide information,
the nation. As the graph on anywhere else – her lab work, physical therapy, and wheelchair fitting, physical therapy or occupational counseling, and resources.
this page shows, we – the medical consultations were done right at Casa Colina therapy. Casa Colina also offers MS patients aquatic Both organizations
community, patients, and by its MS “Dream Team.” therapy in a cool-water pool as well as an adaptive driver collaborate to provide a
“Everything is available to me – even help with program to help ensure they are safe behind the wheel. James French, MS patient from 12-week “Living Well
physicians – have every Monrovia, seeks education and
transportation,” explains patient Kim Davis, “The staff There’s even the opportunity for some patients to benefit Program” at Casa Colina
reason to remain optimistic. counseling at Casa Colina
is wonderful about providing what I need.” from the newest breakthroughs in treatments by with Jill Jones, LCSW, of the for its patients with MS.
Casa Colina searched the country to find the right participating in clinical trials. National MS Society. The Multiple Sclerosis
people for its Multiple Sclerosis Center. It found Dr. In this collaborative environment, Dr. Shubin’s patients Center is just one example of how Casa Colina’s
Shubin, a USC faculty member and associate professor have access to many services that may help their condition. Physician Specialty Centers provide a convenient
who has published numerous research articles and been In turn, Casa Colina benefits from Dr. Shubin’s expertise one-stop resource for medical and rehabilitative care.
12 c a s a c o l i n a . o rg ◆ 13
within the last year
Casa Colina would like to recognize the following individuals for their many
years of service. We are forever indebted to them for their tireless efforts,
enthusiasm, and wonderful ideas that helped make this place what it is today.
D onors Who Made a Difference.
Casa Colina Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their support.
Their generosity has helped Casa Colina expand its services and develop important new Centers of Excellence to meet
our community’s present and future needs. The following gifts were received between April 2005 and June 2006.
After two years as the Chairman of
Sandra Salgado devoted her entire career to rehabilitation, which began as an
the Foundation Board of Directors, I occupational therapy assistant in 1994 at USC University Hospital. She was Corporations, Crown Printers International House of Pancakes Pepsico Foundation The Tax House
continue to be amazed by the generous inspired to become a licensed vocational nurse. After completing Foundations, Cumbre, Inc. International House of Pancakes – Pertronix, Inc. Thoren Family Charitable Trust
Curley’s Key Shop Delta Pan #6 Inc. PFF Bank & Trust Three D Demo
gifts of time and resources from Casa her degree, she joined Casa Colina in 1999 where she demonstrated Small Businesses, Irwindale Speedway LLC
Curt’s Pharmacy Pharmedica Communications, LLC Todd Memorial Chapel
Clubs & Organizations
Colina’s many friends in the community. compassion, empathy and a deep understanding of how to work Daisy Wheel Ribbon Co., Inc. Isis Inc. PM Technologies Toston Building
A & W Produce IX2 Networks, LLC
effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment. She gave herself to A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pomona Blvd. Industrial Park Training & Health Services
Your commitment has enabled us to her job and was a patient advocate, motivating her co-workers by AB Promotions International, Inc.
Dieterich Intl.Truck Sales, Inc. J & K Orthopedic Pomona Valley Hosp. Med. Ctr. Tri Xecutex
Digital Insight Corp. Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service Profit Technologies Corporation TRL Systems, Inc.
meet great always doing the right thing for patients. Sandra’s relentless spirit and signature ACE Maintenance, Inc.
Document Fulfillment Group Jensen Family Trust ProMed UniHealth Foundation
Aetna Inc. JLMC, Inc.
challenges, grow, salutation of “Hola, amor” will be missed by everyone at Casa Colina. Ahmanson Foundation
Document Storage Corporation
John Daly Charitable Foundation
PTL Insurance Brokers, Inc. Unisource
Dorothy Phillips Testamentary Trust PVA Tepla America Inc. United Pacific LLC
AIG Matching Grants Program
and help so Dr. Eugene Boling was the Program Medical Director at Casa Colina’s Arthritis Albertsons Inc.
Douglas F Tessitor, CLU, CHFC Johnston Manufacturing Quest Dairy United Way California Capital Region
Edison International Joseph K. & Inez Eichenbaum Questar Construction United Way Inland Valleys
many individuals Center since 2004, and new Osteoporosis & Bone Health Program that began in Allied Refrigeration, Inc.
Edison International –
Ram Business Systems, Inc. United Way of Blythe
All-Pro Enterprises Inc. K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC
and their 2006. He distinguished himself as a true innovator, always searching Employee Contributions Campaign RD Benefits Group United Way Special Distribution Account
A-Med Health Care Center Eisai, Inc. Kintetsu International Express (U.S.A.),
for new ways to help his patients, medical peers and community. Amherst Real Estate Capital Inc. Relocation Director Inc. University of La Verne
families with Casa Colina is indebted to Dr. Boling for his many contributions, AMR Advertising & Marketing
Endrizzi Excavating, Inc.
Kramer’s Masonary Response Envelope Valley Printers
Engelsma Dairy Richard Hibbard Chevrolet Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co.
Laird Properties, LLC
the rehabilitation including his encouragement to purchase a state-of-the-art bone Angelica Textile Services Environmental Control Systems, Inc.
Latheworx Rite-Way Roof Corporation Verizon
Anheuser-Busch Sales WDC Essentials Day Spa & Salon
services they densitometer to help prevent or detect osteoporosis. This diagnostic Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, Inc. Estate of Ulla Brigitta West Law Offices of Brian W. Collins Robert Brkich Construction Corp. Vineyard Bank
Rock Honda Pacific GMC Truck Vita-Pakt
need to regain tool will serve patients in our community for years to come. Dr. Boling’s Armstrong Garden Centers, Inc. Estate Strategies, Inc.
Law Offices of Herbert Hafif
Roger & Priscilla – W. & J. Office Products, Inc.
Arrowwoods Works Inc. LDR Neurosurgery Group
uncompromising dedication to patients will be missed. Estrada Hardware
Leighton and Associates, Inc.
Schultz Family Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation
independence Associated Engineers Exact Print Solutions
Lifestyles Landscapes, Inc.
Roger A. Ginsburg Wasserman Foundation
Atlas Company Systems, Inc.
and build lives after devastating injuries. Robert Allen Keith, Ph.D. joined the faculty of the Claremont Graduate Executive Moving Systems
Roger R. Meadows, Inc Wellpoint Associate Giving Campaign
B. W. Enterprises Fabco Steel Fabrication, Inc. Rogers, Clem & Company
University where his long and productive academic career began in the 1950’s. BAE Systems Employee Los Angeles Times Wells Fargo Bank
The need for rehabilitation services This is when he also started volunteering as a clinical psychologist Community Fund, Inc.
Ludwick Family Foundation
S & S Commercial Environment Services
Wells Fargo Community Support
Ball Corporation Lupe’s Wheel Center
increases daily, while the economic at Casa Colina when it was still located in Chino. His interest soon Banner Mattress
Farrand Enterprises, Inc.
M.J.A. Advertising Inc.
Sammons Preston Rolyan Western Allied Corporation
Femino Foundation San Antonio Community Hospital Western University of Health Sciences
pressures in health care continue to turned to the organization and effectiveness of rehabilitation. As a Bioness, Inc.
Five Star Catering
Mad Hatters of Glenkirk San Gabriel Valley Family Dental Group Williams Architects, Inc.
impact people’s ability to access these result, he became a pioneer in the study of outcomes. In the Research Blue Diamond Carpets and Flooring
Flexfirm Products, Inc.
Magparts San Manuel Tribal Administration Williams Sign Company
Bob Wright Industrial Properties Inc. Mahoney & Soll LLP Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P.
Department he developed at Casa Colina, he mentored generations Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Foothill Independent Bank
Mangels and Associates
life-defining opportunities. You make of graduate students, joining the two focal points of his career. Dr. Keith will be Operating Account Fritz Duda
Mark Warren Realty & Investments, Inc.
SBC Employee Giving/United Way
Winner Advertising, LLC
Frontier Homes Woodwork Creations, INC.
the difference. Your support – through missed by all who strive to understand the power of rehabilitation and its ability Burke Foundation
Future Concepts Internet Solutions, Inc.
MBS Holdings, Inc. Schaefer Ambulance Service, Inc.
C. D. J. Construction McCormick Construction Company Schapiro & Leventhal
attending events, making donations, to change lives. In his memory, Casa Colina has dedicated the medical library in California Box Company Gasperon Healthcare Consulting Inc.
Medicine Creek Pheasant Ranch, Inc. SCI Special Fund
Zenith Insurance Co.
General Pump Co.
volunteering, remembering Casa Colina its new hospital as the Robert A. Keith Medical and Research Library. California Community Foundation
Gentiva Health Services
Mentor Sears Anonymous
California Kidney Specialists Metavante SEI Investments Individuals
George Elkins Mortgage Banking
in your will, or becoming involved with Robert Lewis was a successful race-horse owner, and one of Casa Colina’s most California Newspaper Partnership
Milton B. Newman Trust Service Motor Parts Co. Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Abrams
Calmark Majella Abris
planned giving – has made it possible loyal philanthropists. He helped launch Casa Colina’s Padua Village Golf Classic Cal-Swim Aquatic Services, Inc. GlobalVision Systems, Inc.
MMP Inc. Shaw & Sons
Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Adelson
Mortgage Plan Shearer & Associates
24 years ago to help support housing and care for developmentally Carl E. Wynn Foundation Golden Pacific Insurance Services, Inc.
Moss Adams, LLP Sheldon Mechanical Corp. Khawaja Ahmad
for Casa Colina to create a unique place disabled individuals. Despite his busy career as founder and owner CB Richard Ellis Investors Greater Twin Cities United Way
Mt. Baldy United Way Shelton’s Poultry Teresa L. Aitchison
Haaker Equipment Company
for healing and restoration that is of Foothill Beverage Company, he always found time to support and CFC-LA, Designations
Hackney Electric, Inc.
MWB Copy Products Silverado Enterprises LP Mr. and Mrs. Peter Albrecht
CFC-Orange County, Designations National Adult Day Services Assoc. Smith Barney Citigroup Kevin Aldag
accessible to all. Thank you for your attend this event, which continues to experience outstanding growth CFC-Riverside, Designations Hafif Investment
National Alliance for Philanthropy Snells R.V. Repair Joe Alderete
generosity and your true caring about thanks to his numerous contributions. At this year’s tournament, CFC-San Bernardino, Designations
Hidden Villa Ranch
National Autism Association Inc. South Pacific Financial Corporation Catharine C. Alexander
Chaparral Medical Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kurt H. Allan
Casa Colina introduced The Bob Lewis Cup as a way to pay tribute to his Hiller Family Foundation
New Direction SPS Data Communications
people whose lives are being made so lasting memory.
Chino Valley Medical Center
Hot Dog on a Stick
Nordstrom Anonymous Staples Business Advantage Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Allen
Cigna Nova Steel Company State Farm Insurance Jane M. Allison
much better by Casa Colina now and Citizens Business Bank Hub International
NTD Architects Stater Bros. Markets Mr. and Mrs. Isagani Altez
Peter F. Drucker was born in 1909 in Vienna, Austria. Through a life of study, Citrus Motors Ontario, Inc. Hunter Construction
Oak Tree Charitable Foundation Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Alvarez
in the future. observation and critical thinking, he was known throughout the world as “the City Plumbing, Inc. Huntington Beach Chapter NAPH, Inc.
Old Republic Title Company Strategic Capital Management George Alvarez
Claremont Auto Care IDA Property Management Company Henry C. Anchondo
father of modern business management.” But on his 90th birthday, Clarke American Indian Hill Management, Inc.
Ontario Emblem Club #196 Superior Scientific, Inc.
Erik K. Anderson
Ontario Neon Co., Inc Swenson Corporation
he described his life work more simply: “I looked at people, not at Colonies Crossroads, Inc. Inland Empire United Way –
OPARC Team Lighting Jette R. Anderson
San Bernardino County Designation
machines or buildings.” He was the author of 32 books, consultant Commercial Roofing Resources, Inc.
Inland Envelope Company Orange County Winwater Works, Inc. The Alton A. and Shirley J. Perkins Joan Anderson
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Charitable Foundation .
Mr. and Mrs. Norm P Anderson
Steve Norin to governments and major corporations, and a treasured professor Compushare Inc.
Inland Pulmonary Medical Group Ornest Family Foundation
The Camden Group Gary Andreasen
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Orthopaedic Medical Group
at Claremont Graduate School since 1971, where the management Concrete Connection, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher E. Angelo
Chairman, Board of Directors Inland Valley Humane Society Partee Insurance Associates, Inc. The Crebs Family Foundation
school is now named after him. He was also a good friend of Casa Colina, lending Covington & Crowe
Inland Valley Infectious Disease Patton Sales Corporation The Fibromyalgia Support Group Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Annett
Casa Colina Foundation his notoriety, observations and wit as the keynote speaker at Casa Colina’s Business Creative Press Medical Group PBS & J The Hat No. 3 Maria C. Anorve
Credit Bureau of San Bernardino, Inc. Inter Valley Health Plan PCG Foundation The JRS Company Matt Ansari
and Professional Leader’s Forum in 1989, which helped raise funds to support Credit Union of Southern California International Exchange Service, Inc. Penn Corporate Relocation The Robert B. Lewis Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Angelo C. Antonelli
Casa Colina’s programs.
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D onors Who Made a Difference. D onors Who Made a Difference.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Arnold Jennifer Capitano Michael Dossey Janet L. Gazda Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. Holton Lori Lake Lloyd Meissenburg George Parker Kimberly A. Rountree-Johnson Traci Stoddard
Francine P Aron Carl A. Capozzola Mr. and Mrs. Jack Doyle Steven Gazda Geoff Holzrichter Gisela Lakkees Jennifer Melroy Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Parker Aaron L. Rubin, M.D. Carolann Stoney
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D.M. Aronow Ed Cappello Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Dresman Richard H. Geary Kristin M. Horn Mr. and Mrs. Bryan K. Lamb Tony Mendoza Jeffrey R. Parker Barbara A. Ruger Forrest J. Stowells, III, DDS
Mr. and Mrs. David Attaway Christina Cardenas Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Driftmier Sandra George Melvin Hornbaker Dorothy E. Lamb Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Merck Holly Parsons William S. Rugg Susan Stroebel
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P Augustyn Richard L. Carr, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Peter Drucker Claude Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Horoshak Mr. and Mrs. Denis J. Lambert Dr. and Mrs. James H. Meriwether, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Pash Patricia R. Sailors Krista Struve
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Auzenne Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carr, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dudeck Dr. Arnold Giesbret Melissa Howard Mr. and Mrs. William Landecena .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F Merrill Dr. and Mrs. David R. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Motomu Saito Glenn Sugiki
Lina Avalle Leonard Carreathers Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Dudeck, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Huber Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Landell Dr. and Mrs. John H. Mertens Donald M. Pattison David M. Salaiz .
Thomas P Sullivan
Richard Avent Fabiola S. Carreon Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Duim Celina Gillette Heather J. Huisar Mr. and Mrs. John Landherr Orville L. Mestad Debbie A. Pearcy Susan Salazar Mr. and Mrs. Kaoruhiko Suzuki
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund A. Avila Kit Carson Celeste Dunlap Suzanne Gillette April Huitrado Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lang Rosalie M. Metzger Mr. and Mrs. Rick Pedevill Maria Salcedo Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Swager
George Aviliz Mr. and Mrs. James Carter Karen E. DuPont Linda M. Gish George Hulbert Mr. and Mrs. George E. Langley Ruby Meza Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Peek Dr. and Mrs. Charles Salemi Mr. and Mrs. Richard Szymanski
Mr. and Mrs. Guilford C. Babcock Marjorie A. Case .
Mr. and Mrs. William P Dwyre Frank Glankler James P Hunt
. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lastinger Salvador J. Meza Mr. and Mrs. John R. Pelton Sandra Salgado Pam Tack
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Babich Mr. and Mrs. Francis Casey Dr. Tom Easter .
Mr. and Mrs. L.P Glascott, Jr. Bill Huse Duane Laughery Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Miller Barbara B. Pennington Kathy San Martino Ruth M. Takamoto
Cecilia A. Baesa Jorge Castillo Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eastman .
Dr. Daniel P Gluckstein Thuy Huynh John B. Lavarias Matt Miller Idalia Perez A. Sanchez Dr. and Mrs. Wing Tam
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bailey Fernando Castro Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Eastman Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Goitia Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hyland Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laverty Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Miller Joe Perez Raquel Sanchez Dr. and Mrs. S. Jerome Tamkin
Joan G. Bailin Karianne Cerwinski Dr. and Mrs. Dale E. Eazell Pablo A. Gonzalez Maria Ibarra Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Lawson Richard L. Miller Joseph Perez Dr. and Mrs. John Sasaki Mr. and Mrs. Byron Y. Tanishita
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Champenois Matt Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goodfellow Mr. and Mrs. Josef H. Inkrott Jennifer L. Lawson Vincent Miller Lourdes Perez Dr. Thomas L. Satrom Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. Tanzey
Erica Barajas Dr. Akemi C. Chang Thomas Edwards Gwen Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Walter Irion Dr. and Mrs. Scott C. Lederhaus .
Mr. and Mrs. John P Milliron Sharon Perez Rachel Saucedo Shawn Tassone
Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Barber Michelle Chatigny Mr. and Mrs. Barry W. Eichorn Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon Nikki Jacobs Mary Ledezma Bruce Mills Eugene R. Peterson Harriett Savedra Mr. and Mrs. W. Daniel Tate
Elizabeth L. Barnard Mr. and Mrs. John S. Cherry Richard Eidson K. Gough Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jaeger Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Lee Carey Mills Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Pettit Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Saylor Nicholette Taylor
Betty J. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. William L. Chetney Mr. and Mrs. William N. Elhai Charlotte Gowland Katheryn Jann Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Lee Dan Mindrum Gary B. Phillips, DDS Frank T. Scalfaro Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Barnes Esther Chew Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Emerson Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Graber Bradley Jaques Dr. and Mrs. Yong Lee Roy H. Misenhimer Greg Phillipson Michael D. Scanlon June Teitsworth
Carolyn J. Barone Richard Chiera Wendell Enoch Margaret Grady William B. Jeffery Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Leggio Mr. and Mrs. Jean Mocho The Hon. James H. Piatt Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Schafer Jean K. Tempke
Regna Barrett Suzanne H. Christian Sarah Entin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Graeber Mr. and Mrs. Lowell W. Jelden J. Leighty Dr. A.R. Mohan Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Pieczentkowski Carol Schaub Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Teske
Jennifer Bartel Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Chulman Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Erickson Gary Graham Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Jensen Ashley Leineweber-Alcarez Dr. and Mrs. Arvind Mohile Mr. and Mrs. James S. Pignatelli Sky B. Schmidt Stan Thierry
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Base Jonnie L. Church Ruth Erwin Mr. and Mrs. William R. Granewich Desiree Jertberg Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Lelewer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Monson Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poduska Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schneeberger Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Thode
A. Bauman Richard M. Chute Nick G. Escandon Mr. and Mrs. William M. Grant Sharon Jimenez Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leming Priscilla C. Moorman Mr. and Mrs. Howell L. Poe, Jr. Fred Schoellkopf JoAnn Thomas
Dr. Margaret Bauman Barbara Clark Beatriz Espinoza Michael Gregoryk Jaqueline Jimenez-Torres Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lemly Steven C. Moreau Jess Ponce Debra M. Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Thompson
Tom Baxter Cheryl A. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Severo Esquivel Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Griggs Patti Jobe Billy Leon Robert E. Moreno Michelle L. Ponce Lee Schultz Geraldine Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Bean Doris D. Clark Corina I. Estepa Mr. and Mrs. Rafael I. Groswirt Barbara Johannsen Ross Lesins Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ponce Gerard Schwary Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thorn
Lawrence Beard Michael J. Clayton Deborah Estrada Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Guajardo Curtis Johns Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Morimoto Steven J. PonTell Tammy L. Scorcia Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Thorne
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Cline Mike Evans Gregg Guenther Anne Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Lewis, Jr. April M. Morris Mr. and Mrs. James S. Porter Johnny Scott Bruce Tillman
Jean C. Beckman Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Coffman Mr. and Mrs. Bill G. Ewing Thomas Guss Charles Johnson Richard R. Liebermann Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Morrissey Lynn L. Potter Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Scritsmier Stephen J. Tivy
Iris A. Belding Dr. and Mrs. Harvey D. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Dan S. Ewing John Guthiel Mr. and Mrs. Erik J. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Liles, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John Moyer Michelle R. Potter Bonnie Scudder Mr. and Mrs. John W. Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Belevick A. Dale Coleman David D. Fawcett Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haaker Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson Fu Rei Lin .
Mr. and Mrs. Harry P Muir Jeereddi Prasad, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Scudder Richard Torres
Mr. and Mrs. David Bell Jay W. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Feingold Charles A. Hacker Dr. and Mrs. Newell Johnson Katherine A. Lind Kay R. Munger Leticia Preciado Larry R. Sears Anacris Toste
James E. Bell Stephanie Comstock Mr. and Mrs. K Felton R. M. Hackerd Suzanne R. Johnson Harry Loberman Daniel W. Munzer Misty Press Dr. Laura S. Seibert James Toto
Chris Bennett .
Mr. and Mrs. F H. Cordova Mr. and Mrs. Alan Felzer Eliana Hadinoto Thomas Johnson Claudia Lopez Dr. and Mrs. Roger E. Murken James Previti Juergen L. Sellers .
Louis F Trezza
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bennett Marsha Correa Elizabeth W. Fenton Jay D. Hadley Mary Jo Jonas Jacqueline Lopez Henry Myers Jimmy Previti Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Sendor, II Roy Trigueros
Marian L. Bentley Richard Costa .
Mr. and Mrs. F D. Fernandes Joan M. Hadley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones Sandra Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Myrick Eloise Pro Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Serrano Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trisler
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Bernstein Maureen Costello The Hon. and Mrs. Ferdinand Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. John Haendiges, Jr. James E. Jones Tania E. Lopez Dr. Kenneth Nakamoto Mr. and Mrs. Lance Pugmire Michael K. Shaw Daniel C. Tronson
Mr. and Mrs. James Bessant Alva O. Couch Rosie M. Fernandez Dick Hale Page Jones Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Losi Mr. and Mrs. David L. Narver, Jr. David J. Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Roland A. Troxel
Lawrence C. Bevington Robert E. Coulter Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fichtner Greg Hall Scott Jones Allen F Loucks
. Lyndell Nash Phil Putignano Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Sherburn Athena Tsapanos
E. Rew Bixby Dr. Wayne R. Cox John Finlay Carol Hamilton Dolly Jordan Dr. and Mrs. Felice L. Loverso Adriana Navarro Mr. and Mrs. Robb D. Quincey Rocky Sherer Dr. Curt N. Tsujimoto
Mr. and Mrs. David Black Bob Craig Jack G. Firestone Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Hansch Parveen Joshi Gloria Lucero Carlos Navarro Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Quinn James Sheridan Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Tucker
Edward R. Blackman Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Crebs Elizabeth A. Fiske William Harford Lori Juarez Mr. and Mrs. George J. Luchansky Art Nelson Dr. Jovanka Radivojevic Muggins Shertzer Matthew D. Turrieta
Mr. and Mrs. Randy R. Blackman Dave Crest John Fiumos Sherri L. Harrier Dr. and Mrs. Crawford M. Judge Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Ludwick Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Neto Juan M. Ramirez Deepak Sheth, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Tweed
Paul Blencowe Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Cripe Mr. and Mrs. Mike Flanagan Rob Harris Karen Kaiser Marjorie F Lum
. Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Newton Al Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Billy H. Shirey Barbara T. Urabe
Julian Blount Mr. and Mrs. Curt Crogan Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Floyd Doris Hart Alan Karlin Blanca Macias Susan V. Newton Maricela Ramos Rafe Shoup Mr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Urabe
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Blumner Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crowe Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flynn Kathryn R. Have .
Mr. and Mrs. George P Keel Jose P Madera
. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Nguyen Miguel A. Ramos, Jr. Hilary C. Siebens Hector Uribe
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boand David B. Cubeta Marianne K. Fougere Mr. Keith J. Haviland Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Keith Mary Majich-Davis Iris Nila Mr. and Mrs. Ryan S. Rasmussen Mace Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Vago
Elsa M. Bocka Donald B. Cullen David Fouquette & Dr. Kelli McSwan Sharon A. Keith Peter T. Manahan Catherine Noe Harlan Ray Susan Silk Joseph Valdes
Mark Bohler Richard Curry Kenneth E. Fowlkes Julia S. Hayward Sharon L. Kelley-Smith Dr. Sadiq Mandilawi Mr. and Mrs. Iris J. Nola Sue Rector T.J. Simers Marylyn Valdez
Chuck Booher Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cusumano Beth A. Fox Jaynell Haywood Helen A. Kellner Jan Mankiewicz-Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Steve Norin Mr. and Mrs. Lex Reddy Elissa Simkins Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Vallejo
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Borba Victor Davila Margaret H. Fox Byron D. Hazley Betty Kennedy Laura Mante Mr. and Mrs. Lou Novins Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Reed Dean Simonetti John G. Van Dyk
Florence G. Bosma Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Davis Toma Francisco James Heffernan .
Michael P Kennedy Mark Marcus .
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart F Nunn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Reh Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Sinner Mr. and Mrs. Anthonie Van Vlimmeren
Kelly G. Boyd Joel De La Hoya Mike Freeman Sunill Hegde Jean D. Kenworthy Dennis Mari Ronald J. O’Brien Michael J. Reis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sisler Richard Vanatta
Jeff D. Brackey Oscar De La Hoya Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Frejlach Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Helgesen G. Kershaw Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Marks Mr. and Mrs. Frank O’Bryan Burt J. Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. John E. Skjefte Jennifer Vander Lteugten
Lylah Bradford Evette De Luca Fil Fremont Ruth C. Henzie Mary Lee Kiggins Jodi L. Martin Mr. and Mrs. William M. O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Rhoades Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Smallwood Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Vassar
Vernell Bradford Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Deans Mr. and Mrs. David A. Fresquez Rosemarie Heredia Mary Lou Kimmel Mara A. Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Neil O’Dwyer April Rhodes Ken Smith Danny Vazquez
Stephanie Bradhurst Bonnie S. Dedeaux Ronald J. Frier Jane T. Herlihy Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kingston Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ogawa Jeffrey Rieker, M.D. Richard Smith Melvina Velazquez
Catherine R. Brown Katrina DeGennaro Joseph F Friichtenicht
. Jaime Hermosillo Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kittell Dina Mateo Mr. and Mrs. Larry Olin Dr. and Mrs. E.R. Riggio Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Smith Marco J. Velthuis
Lauren Brown Patty E. Dehoog Andrea Frontino Denis Hernandez Edward J. Kler Anthony I. Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Oliver Mr. and Mrs. John Riggio Michael R. Smits Robert Verdusco
Phyllis Brown Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. DeJohn Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fujimoto George M. Herrick Bernard Kloenne Mr. and Mrs. David F Maurer
. Eileen Ormston Elizabeth Rivera Bernie Smokowski Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Vermeeren
Sean Brunske Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. DeJohn Judith K. Gain Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herrick Michael D. Knutson Mr. and Mrs. Dannie Maxwell Lisa Oropeza Sam Robbin Janis Snarr Gina Vernazzaro
T.J. Brutocao Angelina Delaney Gerard Galipeau Philip Hersh George Kopiloff Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCarthy, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Orpen Debra S. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Snelson Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Vickers
Darlene Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Norberto Delgado Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P Gallagher
. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hickam Lucy Kostovny Mildred H. McClay Juan Ortega Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Robertson Michael Sorrentino Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Vidergar
Lamont Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Walter Detrinidad Frank Gallegos Ann M. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Kraght Barbara L. McCormick Mr. and Mrs. Edmund T. Ortis John R. Robinson Steven Spears Anecita Villanueva
Jessie W. Buckhalter Geraldine R. Diedrick Karla M. Galvan Mr. and Mrs. Barry A. Hill Marion L. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. William F McDonald
. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Oschmann .
Mr. and Mrs. Walter F Rodin Mary Ellen Stan Neil J. Vincent, Jr.
Michele A. Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Greg Dieterich Mary E. Gammons Dr. and Mrs. Merton E. Hill, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Kranzer Genevieve McDowell Amelia Ostroff Olivia U. Rodriguez Susan Stanley Dr. and Mrs. John B. Vitale
E. Burns Mr. and Mrs. John G. Dieterich Analia Garcia Steven Hinds Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Krasner Gloria A. McGinnis Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. O’Toole Mr. and Mrs. Cornish R. Rogers Elizabeth Steinseifer Lee Voege, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Mel Butler Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dietz Esmeralda G. Garcia Paul Hitt Brad Kulin Joyce McGlew Kenneth Owens Aleida Romero Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stewart Jay Vondran
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cabrera Kevin J. Disson Jose A. Garcia Richard N. Hobson J.G. La Zear Dr. and Mrs. John T. McGwire Joe Pacelli Patty Roney Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Stewart Alex Vorobieff
Walter Cadman Joan L. Dittmer Wendy J. Garcia-Salas Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hodell Andre Lacroix Ken McKay Bill Paine Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rosa Margaret Stewart Helen Vukmanovich
Maybelle Callas Elmer G. Diwa Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gastineau Allen M. Hodges Michael D. Lacy Georgia R. McManigal Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Palmer Mitch Rosen Betty L. Stickell Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Wagner
Frank Campa Mr. and Mrs. Larry Doan Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gates John C. Hodgman Darlene Lager Carina Medina Peter D. Palumbo Mr. and Mrs. Elwood J. Rosenbauer Mr. and Mrs. Bryan A. Stirrat Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Waldman
Stephen Canham Gaynor Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gaumont Mary L. Holloway Michele Lagrone Raymond Medina William Parish Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rountree Martha Stoddard Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Walker
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D onors Who Made a Difference.
Gifts of Time and Talent. Grants Turn Possibilities Into Realities.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Wallace Evelyn M. Flake Vanita A. Tolia .
Mr. and Mrs. F D. Fernandes Warren Kittell
Jean L. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Havlena Mr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Urabe Elaine E. Harper Elizabeth Grindle
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Walsh, II Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Vallejo Mr. and Mrs. Gary Manildi
It is said that the heart is happiest when serving others. What if physically challenged children had a playground
Mr. Stephen A. Laufer Bob & Beverly Lewis
Thomas T. Walski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Liles, Sr. Lady Viado Georgia R. McManigal Gino Roncelli This is what more than 550 Casa Colina volunteers designed for their needs? What if a residential center could
Nelly Warden Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Zeidman Mary O. Mocharnuk
Andrew Lim have already discovered, in more ways than we can serve more individuals with brain injury? What if new
Virginia L. Moore Stan Lim
Tom Warner Mari Omri
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Warren Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morrow Mrs. Frederick W. Mack, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Parris Mary Lynn McCoy count, during the last year. They help brighten many exercise equipment could help quadriplegics? It’s called
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Parton Angelo & Rosalie Marchione
Robert S. Warren
D.J. Raya Mr. and Mrs. Ted Arquer
patients’ days. They tackle administrative tasks with a “paying it forward” – think of an idea and put it into action.
Amy Wash Mr. and Mrs. Marvin R. Reyburn Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rountree My clients at Freedom Financial
Rose W. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Francisco F Soriano
. Gerald “Pete” McCormick Leilani St.John Ray A. Lantz smile. They work tirelessly to assist our medical and Casa Colina is grateful to the generous foundations that
Jeffrey T. Wax G. Geoffrey Wood Barbara L. McCormick Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Tucker
Betty J. Weaver George T. Tyo
Don Parker and all others rehabilitation professionals. not only believed in this principle, but also shared its
Jim Francis Kimberly Thompson helped by Casa Colina
Lawrence P Wedeen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Mings
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. West .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F Merrill Mr. and Mrs. Donald F Parker
. In fact, last year was the biggest year on record for mission to help patients reach their rehabilitation potential.
Dr. and Mrs. Irwin J. Wedner Mr. and Mrs. John Petrick
Patricia Weede George Fritz
Ed Tuchscherer The Rountrees
volunteers at Casa Colina. Altogether, they contributed As a result, Children’s Services youngsters can benefit
Florence Weinstein Mrs. Lillian J. Fritz Gordon L. Anderson William J. Burke
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Weis Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Howell L. Poe, Jr.
Edward Wade Nessim Yahya a total net value of more than $173,000 in services to from the specially designed playground that is now
Milton C. Myers
Bryan D. Welbaum
Mrs. Milton C. Myers
Harriett Savedra, Trustee Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nureddine
our patients and their families. The entire Casa Colina completed, thanks to Ludwick Family Foundation’s grant
Lucille Kilmer Marguerite B. Wedeen
Mildred N. West Paul Parsons Lawrence P Wedeen
. campus benefited from their time, energy, and talent, of $27,300, and $26,434 donated by families and
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis F Wheeler
. Marcellus Gonzales Emilie Kain
We strive to keep accurate
Jose Montenegro individuals, including $10,000 from the Winslow family.
records. If there is an error including Casa Colina Hospital, Children’s Services,
Ron S. White Ella G. Gullock Tributes At Casa Colina Apple Valley, more adults with brain
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. White Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Gullock
Juliana P Collins
Dr. Chalian & Dr. Lilley
or omission, please contact Adult Day Health Care Center, Outpatient Services,
Dorothy Whitfield Carol Reimer Ed Jahn the Foundation office at injuries can move into this expanded residential center
Dianne D. Whiting
Grace Hooper Peter Y. Ro the Transitional Living Center, Casa Colina Foundation,
Mollie C. Wilson Assunta De Angelis 909/596-7733, ext. 2209. because of a grant from the Weingart Foundation, which
James G. Wickersham
Bette W. Covington Anthony Resca Mario De Angelis and Outdoor Adventures.
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Wierzbinski
Mary K. Bender
Guests at wedding of
contributed $50,000 and offered another $50,000 when
Anita Rusich Sarah Belanger & Ray Lantz
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kain
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. O’Connor Ray A. Lantz
Casa Colina secures matching donations from other sources.
Dee Williams Beryl Jodauga
Eric Williams Jeanette Marines Lynne & Betty Rountree Casa Colina’s neurological gym received $10,000
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Rule
Richard E. Johnson toward a leg cycle ergometer for patient and community
Max Williams Walter Rentch
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F Schulte
The Rev. and Mrs. Archie D. Wilson Gordon L. Anderson use from a Christopher Reeve Foundation Quality of Life
Jami Wilson Ursula Jones
John Sandlin grant. It is helping those with
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Winslow
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Woloz
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Wondra
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Woodson
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Wittig
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rountree
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Bardell
Mae Boone Spector
Mary Alice Suder
D riven by a Promise
and a Purpose
spinal-cord injuries and MS
maintain their long-term health.
Mitchell E. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kain
In addition, patients are
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wyatt
Mr. and Mrs. Shahzoor Baig benefiting from a three-year
Hsin Y. Yao
Rachel Yarrow Frank Loverso
Allen L. Beebe
Mr. and Mrs. Rey Bernal
Our Mission Left to right: First “500 Club” honorees include Bram VanWyk, $359,027 grant from UniHealth
Sandra Ybarra Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Barber Michael R. Cannon
Casa Colina will provide individuals the Bruce Hoxsey, Iris Nola, Peter Papa, and Richard Glasgow.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Yeager Priscilla Brinker Mr. and Mrs. James A. Congelio
Foundation, which funded a new
John Yeatman Ernest J. Broadbent Chris Creasley opportunity to maximize their medical Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They are project titled “Specialist Physicians in the Rehabilitation
Pearle S. Yelton Maria C. Candelario Tracy L. Donovan
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. York Susie Carreon Mr. and Mrs. Chris Forcier recovery and rehabilitation potential students exploring careers in health care and perhaps Continuum.” The project commenced in June 2005
Jeff Young Suzanne Chen Mr. and Mrs. Ed Forcier
Pedro Zamora Barbara Clark Betty J. Galbreath efficiently in an environment that recognizes discovering for the first time how rewarding it can be and met its initial goals. After the first year, there was
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Zavadil Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Deans Lois Gill
their uniqueness, dignity and self-esteem. to help those in need. They are retirees who bring a an increase in the number of specialty clinics, physician
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Zeidman Mike Evans David R. Graham
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen I. Zetterberg Elena Ferreira E.L. Hawkins lifetime of experience to their positions and want to give specialists, patients seen at the clinics, and patients
Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Zusman Joy Fontilea
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Guajardo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudnall
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Keenan
Our Vision back to their community. They are “career volunteers” referred from the clinics to outpatient therapies. The
Memorials Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hazen Patricia A. Leonard
Strategically repositioning ourselves at the who have become a part of the backbone of the program will continue to develop and expand medical
Virginia L. Anderson Mary L. Holloway Mr. and Mrs. James Letzring
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Stubbs Charlene Kragten Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lindsay
forefront of the post-acute continuum by departments they serve. services during the second year.
Dr. and Mrs. Yong Lee Mr. and Mrs. Ron Morey
Marvin Andrews One thing is certain: they all deserve our deepest For many years, The Carl E. Wynn Foundation has
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Wittig
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lemly Sandra Nelson becoming the center of excellence in the
Ross Lesins Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Norman
gratitude. This is why Casa Colina hosted a Volunteer given Casa Colina a true vote of confidence by providing
Katharine Boultinghouse Dr. Kelli McSwan Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rodieck provision of services to persons who can
Moira Dewilde and Mr. Keith J. Haviland Lorraine Strand Recognition Dinner in April 2006. It was a special unrestricted grants ($2,000 in 2006) to be spent where it
Becky Moore Mr. and Mrs. Adam Van Dyke benefit from rehabilitation care.
Bob Earles for ODA ASAP
Timothy Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Keith Volesky evening that gave us the opportunity to recognize all can provide the most use.
Mr. and Mrs. Howell L. Poe, Jr.
Lisa Oropeza Nancy C. White According to Dr. Felice Loverso, President & CEO of
Scott Diedrick Darlene Russell Anthony S. Zamarron Our Values volunteers, and especially those who contributed 500
Geraldine R. Diedrick Sandra Salgado
or more hours in the last year by honoring them as Casa Colina, “The foundations are appreciated not only for
Lois Flanagan Susan Stanley Doris Tinsley
It is our commitment to enhance the dignity
Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Adelson the financial assistance, but also because they show that
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Arquer Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Swager
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Avila and quality of life of every person we serve. the first members of the “500 Club.” We are grateful to
Dr. S. Jerome J. Tamkin
Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. Button people in the larger community share our vision.”
and Mrs. Judith D. Tamkin
Mr. and Mrs. Terri Di Donato
all the volunteers who have shown they have a soul of
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Thompson
service and a heart of gold.
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Tribute to Courage –
A Night to Celebrate Rehabilitation and Determination.
O n February 18, 2006, Casa Colina’s Tribute to
Courage was held at the Pacific Palms Conference
Resort in Industry Hills to honor Frank Glankler’s
how to overcome it. Along the way, he inspired many other
patients. Now, he walks independently and continues to run a
successful company. This is why Mr. Glankler was chosen to
that described Frank Glankler’s personal
account of his accident and rehabilitation,
while including many of his own
Above: Frank Glankler, recipient of the “Tribute to Courage” award, surrounded by his
closest friends, family and Casa Colina therapists who applauded his remarkable progress.
progress and to feature special guests, author Trisha receive Casa Colina’s “Tribute to Courage” award. similar experiences.
Meili and actor Gary Busey, who also overcame serious Trisha Meili wrote of her amazing personal journey of More than 450 guests attended
injuries with dignity and determination. survival and recovery in her best-selling memoir, I Am the Casa Colina’s Tribute to Courage. Thanks
Frank Glankler, a successful businessman, experienced Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Trisha to Platinum Sponsors Empire Companies,
an unimaginable event that changed his life. He tripped shared her story of how she regained her life and her spirit .
James P Previti Family Foundation and
over a small gate in his home, fell, and broke his neck. after this tragic event. Frontier Homebuilders, Inc., this event
Left to right: Actor Gary Busey performs a moving monologue, playing the role of
The damage to his spine left him paralyzed. Mr. Busey recovered from a serious head injury after a raised $282,675 for Casa Colina, which is Frank Glankler. Trisha Meili shares her remarkable story and uplifting spirit.
Through his tireless commitment to rehabilitation, motorcycle accident, which resulted in the enactment of dedicated to providing care to individuals, Dr. Loverso receives a heartfelt gag gift from Mr. Glankler – PVC pipe and duct tape –
two of the unlikely but highly effective tools used by Casa Colina’s therapists to help
Frank not only learned how to live with his disability, but tougher helmet safety laws. He read a dramatic narration regardless of their ability to pay.
him walk again.
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E vents that raised awareness, spirits and funds. E vents that raised awareness, spirits and funds.
The Padua Village Golf 2006, more than
Classic was held on April, 175 people
24, 2006, at the Pacific attended Casa
Palms Conference Resort
in Industry Hills while
Red Hill Country Club,
Colina’s Denim &
the long-time location for CASA COLINA Casa’s kids at the
this event, underwent GOLF CLASSIC Puddingstone
renovations. Ben Hilltop Resort in
Pictured from left to right: Conference presenters included Emily Howland, David Flores, The Casa Colina Golf Classic was held on November 14, San Dimas. Where
Rubin, Anne Trecker, Eustacia Cutler, Dr. Margaret Bauman, Jim Hill, Alex O’Brien, 2005, at South Hills Country Club in West Covina. The everything about the evening had a country flavor – from the
Cindy Sendor and Gerald Newport.
T.J. Simers and Alex Solis sunny weather set the tone for a great day on the greens western barbeque dinner to the live music. While some people
and 148 players enjoyed a day on the greens to help raise for more than 150 golfers. kicked up their boots line dancing, others tried mechanical
Fifth Annual Trends $394,982 for Casa Colina and its Padua Village – special The evening program opened with a personal thank bull riding. One lucky winner, Trayce Lyngle, received a
in Autism Conference homes for developmentally disabled adults.
Golfers began the day with a special brunch, hosted
you to Casa Colina and the Outdoor Adventures program
by James Brown “JB,” past anchor of NFL Fox Sports,
beautiful white gold diamond pendant from a special drawing.
Funds were raised through tickets, live and silent auctions,
Parents, educators, therapists and physicians gathered at by T.J. Simers and his daughter Tracy, host of “Simers Says” through a pre-recorded video. This was followed by a and generous contributions by event sponsors, including the
the San Gabriel Hilton on March 11 and 12, 2006, to hear on XTRA SPORTS 570. After play, golfers were treated live auction with bidding on a football autographed by Presenting sponsor, Patton Sales Corporation. Gold Rush
about the latest findings regarding autism from experts to the Armstrong Garden Party. The evening’s events the entire Fox NFL Sunday crew including James Brown, sponsors included Don and Marilyn Driftmier and San
across the United States, including world-renowned included a tribute to the late Bob Lewis, an introduction Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmie Johnson. The Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Rancher sponsors were
pediatric neurologist Margaret Bauman, M.D., and author of The Bob Lewis Cup, a new award created in his honor, event raised $264,925 for Casa Colina and its Outdoor American Business Bank, Casa Colina Surgery Center,
Gerald Newport, whose life inspired a new feature film, as well as entertaining talk between Bill Dwyre (LA Times Adventures program, which will make activities and trips Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Questar Engineering and
Mozart and the Whale, starring Josh Hartnett. Sports Editor and Event Co-Chairman), Jim Hill (veteran more affordable for individuals with disabilities. Casa .
Shernoff, Bardart & Darras, LLP Casa Colina Foundation is
Channel 2 sportscaster), and Ben Howland (UCLA Bruins Colina is indebted once again to George Langley and also very grateful for the donations made by Puddingstone
In keeping with its goal to educate people about
Basketball Head Coach). Foothill Independent Bank for their generous support as Hilltop Resort and Armstrong Garden Centers.
autism and provide help and support for families affected
The success of this tournament was made possible by the Presenting Sponsor This event raised
by this condition, this year’s event offered CME units
Founding Sponsors, the of this tournament. $101,000 in support of
(Continuing Medical Education) to physicians who
Robert and Beverly Lewis Casa Colina Children’s
attended and continuing education credits for many Foundation, and Presenting Top, left to right:
other professionals. The Sixth Annual Trends in Autism Karen Langley, pictured Services.
Sponsors, Hidden Villa
Conference will be held on the campus of Harvey Mudd with husband George
Ranch and SEI Investments. Langley, Casa Colina Board Top, left to right:
College on March 10 and 11, 2007. Member and President of Dr. Margaret Bauman,
Top, left to right:
Dr. Margaret Bauman, Alex Solis, T.J. Simers, and Foothill Independent Bank. recipient of Casa Colina’s first
a renowned pediatric daughter Tracey Simers. Middle, left to right: National Ambassador Award,
neurologist who treats Event Chairman and pictured with Felice Loverso,
Middle, left to right: Ph.D., President & CEO of
youngsters with autism Bill Dwyre, Board Member, Casa Colina Board Member
at Casa Colina Bill Haaker of Haaker Casa Colina, and Clarissa
LA Times Sports Editor and
Children’s Services. Equipment Company with Winslow, 2006 recipient of the
Event Co-Chair; Felice Loverso,
Don Cullen, top bidder Friend of the Children Award.
Ph.D., President & CEO of
Participants flocked from Casa Colina; John Rountree, for the live auction’s Middle:
all over Southern California Board Member and Event purebred puppy. A mixture of country and rock
to attend this annual event Co-Chair; and Jim Porter, Bottom, from left to right: was provided by the Silverados.
that provides parents, Event Sponsor. Robert Duncan, 2005 Bottom:
caregivers and healthcare Bottom left: Jim Hill, CBS Casa Colina Chairman of Guests enjoyed many
professionals with greater Channel 2 Sports Director. the Board, with Christian “country” festivities including
insight and updates Bottom right: Okoye, former Kansas City line dancing.
about autism. Ben Howland, UCLA Bruins Chiefs Running Back.
Basketball Head Coach.
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The healing powers of water.
As it turns out, a dip in the pool can do more than just offer relief from
a hot summer day. It’s also the ideal environment for rehabilitation.
Doctors and therapists have found that aquatic therapy is one of the
best ways to regain conditioning after an illness, operation or sports
injury, as well as manage the symptoms of rheumatologic disorders,
such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
“You don’t need to know
how to swim,” assures Suzi
Johnson, a licensed physical
FEEL BETTER & SMARTER.
therapist certified in aquatic
rehabilitation, “This program
could help anyone who finds
exercise and movement on dry
Much care and planning has
gone into Casa Colina’s Aquatic
ll you have to do is participate in Casa Colina’s Prevention Program for athletes; and an After-School
Therapy Center to create a safe
growing Community Wellness & Education Series. Activities Program for children with autism and other
environment for individuals to
“We offer a variety of low-cost or free health related diagnoses.
start a no-impact or low-impact
exercise program. seminars, screenings and clinics during the day and Community members may also take advantage of
The facility was designed by evening, based on what we feel is most needed by our free hearing and sports injury screenings, which are held
members of the American Physical community,” states Dianne Whiting, physical therapist throughout the year.
Therapy Association. It is the only and clinical coordinator of the program. Plus, Casa Colina offers
one its kind in this area to offer a Several times throughout the year, one of Casa Colina’s a variety of support
warm-water (94 degrees) therapeutic pool to promote relaxation and a physician specialists will groups for people with
cool-water (84 degrees) therapeutic pool to prevent overheating, which conduct an informative brain injuries,
is particularly important for athletes and patients with MS. The pools community seminar. fibromyalgia, speech
are equipped with a hydraulic lift that holds a sling, chair or stretcher Future seminars will difficulties, or those
to assist anyone who needs help entering or exiting the water. Dressing include topics such as who have loved ones
rooms and showers are located adjacent to the pools. osteoporosis, sports with Alzheimer’s or
The aquatic rehabilitation therapists rely on a variety of aquatic
medicine, Alzheimer’s, dementia. All activities
weights and exercise aids as they guide their patients through gentle
wound care for diabetics, are conducted by
exercises that take advantage of the water’s resistance. In the process,
and pain management. therapists, physicians,
they see remarkable gains in strength, stamina and balance.
The Community neuropsychologists,
“The buoyancy of water is one of the most enjoyable ways to reach
your rehabilitation goals,” adds Johnson, “Water is the ultimate anti- Wellness & Education and other clinical
stress environment. Many of our patients return for our supervised Series is designed to professionals.
pool program once they’ve completed their therapy.” serve people of all ages and stages of life. For example, To learn more or
The Aquatic Therapy Center offers individualized treatments, Casa Colina offers a Nutrition Basics for Healthy request information and
group therapy and caregiver training. For more information and a Eating class for weight-conscious adults; a Prenatal a calendar of our upcoming events, call 909/596-7733,
free brochure, call 909/596-7733, Ext. 3500. Exercise Program for pregnant women; a Knee Injury Ext. 3008.
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◆ N EWS FROM THE C ENTERS ◆ N EWS FROM THE C ENTERS
Casa Colina Hospital brain injury, spinal cord injury or other neurological trauma. myelograms, arthrograms, dialysis shunts, medi ports and to develop healthy recreational lifestyles.
Casa Colina Hospital celebrated its one-year anniversary on Every three years, this organization provides a thorough and more. As a result, this modern facility offers more options for The 12th Annual Land Meets Sea Camp was held in
March 9, 2006. Dr. Felice Loverso, President & CEO of Casa objective review of TLC’s services and procedures to ensure it physicians to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries Long Beach this past August. Nahu G., a happy camper
Colina, marked the occasion by helping to serve free meals remains in compliance with the high standards required for with fewer repeated tests. reported, “When I was out there water-skiing, I forgot that
and desserts to the staff, patients, patients’ family members, a CARF accreditation. I had a disability!” This is exactly why over 90 participants
and other visitors on campus. TLC was commended for many areas, including its ability Casa Colina Surgery Center came from all over the United States to experience a variety of
The hospital also celebrated passing its recent JCAHO to provide neuropsychological assessments for all persons The Casa Colina Surgery Center has met its goals for its first adaptive sport and recreational activities, such as water-skiing,
survey, a voluntary review by the Joint Commission on served, its systems to manage clients with behavioral issues, year in operation. This physician-owned facility, located next wheelchair basketball, power soccer, jet-skiing, over-the-line
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations that occurs every and its exemplary practice in the coordination of care. TLC to Casa Colina Hospital, has fulfilled its promise to provide softball, hand cycling, wheelchair tennis, quad rugby, sailing,
three years. Casa Colina has a long history of accreditations was also commended for uniting four other Southern a broad range of surgical procedures, including orthopedic kayaking, deep sea fishing, fencing, and hot-air balloon rides.
by this organization that works so hard to ensure all hospitals California facilities to collect outcome data for analysis and and neurosurgery, gastroenterology, general surgery and pain With the help of over 100 volunteers, this event gave people
provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services. comparison against national standards. management. It offers state-of-the-art equipment, three large with disabilities an opportunity to explore their recreational
With these goals in mind, Casa Colina Hospital was pleased According to one CARF surveyor, “In comparison with operating rooms, and two specialty procedure rooms with a options in a safe and positive atmosphere.
to open its new medical lab in the fall of 2006. This fully other national providers of renown reputation, Casa Colina’s GI laboratory. With 16 beds, the pre-op and post-op recovery
computerized lab provides seamless operation throughout the TLC excels in this specialized area of care. You are doing a area features natural lighting and a soothing atmosphere to Padua Village
entire campus, thereby enabling all clinical centers and staff wonderful job.” provide patients with a more relaxing experience. It has been an exciting year of changes at all of the Padua
to order tests for patients, and access their test results via Village homes. After a year of planning, the Malmquist
computer. It also features state-of-the-art equipment which A. Gary Anderson Family Children’s Services Center Helen A. Kellner Adult Day Health Care Center Home has moved from Claremont to the Casa Colina campus,
can perform testing in chemistry, hematology, coagulation, At the request of parents seeking a year-round program for The Adult Day Health Care Center continues to thrive in its thanks to tremendous efforts by the staff. Padua Village has
urinalysis, and blood gases. The new lab hastens test results so their children after the successful Summer Day Camp, new building. The year has brought new, energetic staff beautiful murals in the new exercise rooms at the Hillsdale
that Casa Colina can deliver optimal care as quickly as possible Children’s Services has launched a new Social Skills Training members who provide adults requiring extra supervision the and Woodbend homes, which will help motivate the residents
for all of its inpatients and outpatients. program called “Kids Crew” for children 4 to 8 years of age. chance to develop their cognitive and memory skills, while in their many athletic endeavors.
The 8-week sessions meet on Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm. giving their caregivers the time needed to maintain their jobs Most residents participated in the 2006 Special Olympics.
Tamkin Outpatient Center Kids Crew is also vendored through the Regional Center. and care for other family members. Throughout the summer, residents enjoyed weekend
Casa Colina’s medical and therapy staff has been working hard Three staff members are now certified in providing training swimming as well as Outdoor Adventures program activities
to develop many specialized programs unique to the region. via the Interactive Metronome, an exciting tool to enhance Casa Colina at Apple Valley & Rancho Piño Verde that included rock climbing, Land Meets Sea Sports Camp,
As a result, the Tamkin Outpatient Center has added some timing, sequencing and memory skills of children and adults. Casa Colina at Apple Valley completed its 11-bed expansion and a trip to Hawaii. With the help of Ability First, residents
exciting new services and programs for the community during The Interactive Metronome program has contributed to some in September 2006. This second phase of construction is once again look forward to participating in the LA Marathon
the past year. The Wheelchair & Seating Program provides incredible gains with Casa’s kids, especially those who usually architecturally consistent with its early California mission style. in March 2007.
custom fitting for individuals requiring the long-term use of do not initiate conversation with other people. The program This expansion brings the total number of long-term
a wheelchair and orthopedic seating, and thereby providing typically runs for 10 to 12 sessions. residential beds serving the brain-injured population to 65 for Rancho Rehabilitation Center
greater comfort and relief from pressure ulcers. Lymphedema Two occupational therapists recently became SIPT-certified Casa Colina’s long-term residential program. Apple Valley has Rancho Rehabilitation Center has added a certified hand
Services help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test), which further promotes added a number of new employees to staff the expansion. therapist to help patients recover from a variety of hand
with primary and secondary lymphedema. The Osteoporosis Casa Colina’s ability to provide excellent care for children with Residents at both Apple Valley and Rancho Piño Verde had injuries or diseases. This highly specialized care includes
& Bone Health Center is devoted to diagnosing and treating sensory processing deficits in need of sensory integration an active summer with outings to the Aquarium of the Pacific, custom splinting, manual therapy techniques and developing
osteoporosis using state-of-the-art imaging equipment with assessments and treatment. Hollywood, Huntington Beach, and the Queen Mary as well therapeutic exercise plans.
all results read by a board-certified rheumatologist. And the A climbing wall and many other gym makeover items are as a deep-sea fishing trip. They also enjoyed BBQ’s, swimming, Located at Rancho San Antonio Medical Center in
Urinary Dysfunction Center continues to thrive through being put to good use thanks to last year’s fundraising efforts. and fishing at the Lucerne Valley facility. Some of the residents Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Rehabilitation Center offers
community outreach and education. are once again attending Victor Valley Community College. comprehensive rehabilitation services, such as neurological
A new Community Wellness & Education Series has also Kittell Imaging Center and orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, industrial
been developed which includes low-cost preventative and This new state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging facility, adjacent Outdoor Adventures medicine, vestibular and balance, wound care and hand
wellness programs, such as prenatal exercise and knee injury to Casa Colina Hospital, has continued to thrive since it Casa Colina’s Outdoor Adventures program has provided therapy for individuals living in the Inland Empire. It is
prevention for athletes, as well as free sports injury screenings opened in 2005. Operating under separate licensure, it offers exciting adventures for hundreds of people with disabilities. owned by San Antonio Community Hospital and managed
and audiology screenings. inpatients and outpatients convenient access to the most An exciting new program, Junior Adventurers, provides by Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, serving as a
advanced imaging equipment available with same-day results participants between the ages of 10 and 18 years old with successful model for what can be achieved when healthcare
Laband Transitional Living Center on all tests performed before 4:00 p.m. Clinical staff has the opportunity to kayak, sail, surf and jet ski. Many of providers work together to benefit the community.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities special training and expertise in musculoskeletal imaging. these junior adventurers have gone on to participate in
(CARF) has once again accredited Casa Colina’s Transitional In addition to a wide array of digital imaging equipment, other activities offered by Outdoor Adventures. In 2007,
Living Center (TLC), which provides 24-hour inpatient care the Kittell Imaging Center offers a Special Procedures Suite this program is expected to expand to welcome further
and day treatment for individuals who have suffered a traumatic for interventional radiology procedures, such as angiograms, participation and encourage children with special challenges
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The Scope of Casa Colina’s Operational Performance Casa Colina Operating Entities
Financial Performance (Unaudited )
Revenues 2006 2005
Gross patient and other services $65,539,000 $49,844,000
asa Colina has once again performed extremely well from Other operating revenue and
an operational standpoint over the past two years. This transfers from Foundation 1,904,000 1,859,000
financial success was due to several factors, including the Total Revenues 67,443,000 51,703,000
continued growth of medical staff and referral sources, which, Earnings from Deductions
in turn, has led to near full capacity at Casa Colina’s inpatient Operations* Contractuals/uncompensated care 23,910,000 16,980,000
hospital, outpatient services, and residential programs. (Excluding Foundation) Bad debts 617,000 238,000
The organization’s financial performance from operations, Total Deductions 24,527,000 17,218,000
$7,000,000 Revenue Less Deductions 42,916,000 34,485,000
excluding the Foundation, has exceeded expectations.
Casa Colina’s operations were $6,000,000 Operating Expenses
profitable for four consecutive $5,000,000 Salaries and benefits 26,629,000 23,124,000
years, excluding depreciation, Other expenses 9,676,000 7,662,000
Total Operating Expenses 36,305,000 30,786,000
interest and extraordinary items.
$3,000,000 Net Income from Operations
Overall, the equity and
$2,000,000 Prior to Depreciation, Interest
capital resources remain strong. and Extraordinary Items $6,611,000 $3,699,000
During 2006, the financial $1,000,000
support received from Note: Interest, depreciation and write-downs of the old hospital building and various
2003 2004 2005 2006
other buildings was $2,793,000 in fiscal year 2005
fundraising efforts was lower
*Earnings before interest, depreciation
John S. Cherry, than anticipated, especially in and extraordinary items
Vice President Finance/ the areas of grants and planned
Chief Financial Officer Casa Colina Foundation and Subsidiary
giving. This can be attributed
Changes in Net Assets (Unaudited )
to the emphasis placed on the recent campus renovation project. Casa Colina
Yet Casa Colina has continued to maintain important Balance Sheets Revenues 2006 2005
Investments and other $4,026,000 $3,737,000
community benefits, including charity care, during this time. (Unaudited/Consolidated)
March 31, 2006 and 2005 Donations and special events 2,600,000 5,108,000
The Board of Directors remains steadfast in its desire to put
Total Revenues 6,626,000 8,845,000
patient care first. Assets 2006 2005
Expenses and Transfers
In summary, Casa Colina is financially strong. Its leadership Current assets $13,431,000 $13,914,000
Salaries and benefits 1,176,000 1,466,000
has a sound strategy in place to meet the challenges and Investments 59,206,000 54,934,000 Other expenses, transfers to affiliates
obligations that are a part of this organization’s rapid Assets limited as to use 24,220,000 23,853,000 and restricted funds 6,743,000 6,996,000
development. Casa Colina is pursuing its mission by Property and equipment 61,264,000 59,393,000 Total Expenses and Transfers 7,919,000 8,462,000
developing new programs, focusing on the efficiency and Other assets 2,340,000 2,589,000 Foundation Revenues
Over/Under Expenses and Transfers [1,293,000] 383,000
effectiveness of all services, and ensuring more individuals Total Assets $160,461,000 $154,683,000
have access to rehabilitation. Net unrealized gains
Liabilities and Net Assets on marketable securities 3,938,000 249,000
Current liabilities $8,192,000 $11,876,000
Net assets released from restrictions
Long-term debt and other liabilities 63,215,000 58,743,000 used for capital additions 600,000 1,012,000
Unrestricted and restricted net assets 89,054,000 84,064,000 Total Change in Net Assets $3,245,000 $1,644,000
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $160,461,000 $154,683,000
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Mark Your Calendar
6th Annual Casa Colina 25th Annual Casa Colina Land Meets Sea Sports Camp
Trends in Autism Conference Padua Village Golf Classic August 6-10, 2007
March 10-11, 2007 April 30, 2007
28th Annual Casa Colina
Tribute to Courage Golf Classic
Summer 2007 November 12, 2007
How to Reach Us
Casa Colina Children’s Services – Ext. 4200 Kittell Imaging Center
Centers for Rehabilitation Corporate Offices – Ext. 2300 909/450-0393
255 East Bonita Avenue Casa Colina Surgery Center
Foundation – Ext. 2209
P Box 6001, Pomona, CA 91769-6001
909/596-7733 or toll-free 800/926-5462 Human Resources – Ext. 2150 LDR Neurosurgery Group
TDD-TTY-Q 909/596-3646 Outdoor Adventures – Ext. 2216 909/450-0369
www.casacolina.org Outpatient Services – Ext. 3500 Rancho Piño Verde
Acute Hospital – Ext. 3000 Padua Village – Ext. 4400
Casa Colina at Apple Valley
Adult Day Health Care – Ext. 4400 Transitional Living – Ext. 4100 760/247-7711
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P Box 6001
Pomona, CA 91769-6001 PAID
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