It was a special weekend for officials with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
Spaulding on Sunday marked its one-year anniversary of moving into Charlestown. The hospital opened just 12 days after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and served as a hub for several victims recovering from injuries sustained at the event.
"For all of the wrong reasons, this tragedy also afforded us the opportunity to heighten the awareness among the general public about the essential nature of rehabilitation care and its positive outcome for patients and their families," David E. Storto, President of Partners Continuing Care and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, wrote in a blog post on Monday.
In the post, Storto commented on the matter of finding strength a year after the hospital's opening as well as the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings:
"Our mantra, “find your strength,” has never been more appropriate. The Spaulding Network and Partners HealthCare at Home were there to help the Marathon survivors find their strength, and we will be here for every patient who needs us in the future thanks to the great people working at Spaulding who support our precious mission to improve quality of life for people recovering from or learning to live fully with illness, injury and disability."