We are pleased to share that in August 2016, BINBA changed its name to “Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery.” This was a thoughtful decision reached by our team during the past year as we celebrated our center’s 30th anniversary, honored our history, and made strategic decisions about the center’s future. [Read more…]
Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce that Larkspur Mayor, Catherine Way, RN, MSN, JC, and Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Neurologist, Dr. Jonathan E. Artz, MD, have joined its Board of Directors.
Catherine Way was elected to the Larkspur City Council in 2013. She is a retired registered nurse whose clinical practice included surgical and transplant nursing. She currently is a partner in a surgical-legal consulting firm which assists with surgical error malpractice cases. As the daughter of a stroke survivor, she also brings personal knowledge of the unique challenges that brain injury survivors and their families face to regain physical, emotional, and psychological health after an injury. Ms. Way is a dedicated public servant and an active community volunteer who has shared her time and talents with several organizations, including Katherine Delmar Burke School, Redwood High School Foundation, Larkspur’s Citizen Emergency Advisory Committee, Twin Cities Disaster Council, and the Marin County Search and Rescue team.
Ms. Way is excited to join the team at Schurig Center and act as a representative of the organization, sharing “I have met and worked with so many people in Marin, from a variety of backgrounds and institutions. This provides me the opportunity to reach out to different groups and inform them about the work and much-needed services provided by Schurig Center.”
Dr. Jonathan Artz is the newly appointed Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Kaiser San Rafael where he learned of Schurig Center while treating patients who participate in the organization’s rehabilitative programs. He also serves as a Permanente Medical Group Physician Recruitment Ambassador and Program Director for Cog Smart. He is actively involved in health care technology, quality of care, and physician health and wellness. Dr. Artz is passionate about heightening community awareness of head injury prevention and improving resource networks in our community. He is looking forward to increasing the partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Schurig Center in 2016 through Kaiser San Rafael’s Concussion Program. Dr. Artz also brings non-profit experience gained over three years as Chief of Ideas with the Sustainable Sports Foundation.
“We are honored to have a physician of Dr. Artz’s caliber join our Board of Directors. His understanding of brain injury and experience working with patients as they rehabilitate is an invaluable addition to our team. As a community based non-profit serving the needs of people after they have received formal medical treatment, partnerships with physicians like Dr. Artz enable us to provide the best care possible as survivors and their families continue the process of healing,” shares Patricia Gill, Executive Director of Schurig Center.
July 28, 2016
Our Therapeutic Program participants recently got to experience the joy of harvesting potatoes they planted months ago. They unearthed quite a haul!
The garden that surrounds BINBA provides horticultural therapy for our participants. Horticultural therapy incorporates plants and plant-related activities to help improve the body, mind and spirit of the individual, and is an accepted and effective tool that offers cognitive, social, psychological and physical benefits as well as improving one’s quality of life.
Gardening can bring about surprising results, both in improving motor skills and in reducing stress. BINBA participants are provided a hands-on connection with the natural environment and life cycle. By caring for plants, individuals realize that they can have an impact on improving the ecosystem.