Monthly Archives: May 2010

Sheltering Arms Wins Two National Awards & Three Statewide Awards

Sheltering Arms is having a good week.

Richmond’s premier physical therapy and rehabilitation healthcare provider has been notified this week that it has won two national awards and three statewide awards. Competing against healthcare organizations from across the U.S., Sheltering Arms was honored with a gold Aster Award, given only to the top five percent of entries. Sheltering Arms was also notified that it has earned an award in the 27th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, and has won three awards from the Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (VSHMPR).

aster-award-logo-smallSheltering Arms is being honored with a gold Aster Award for its Spine Clinic Brochure. One of the largest national competitions of its kind, The Aster Awards is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc.. This elite program recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year 2009. This year, entries were received from approximately 3,000 organizations from across the United States as well as Canada and South America.

“It was an honor to have Sheltering Arms participate in the 2010 Aster Awards Competition. The quality of this year’s entries went well beyond the judges’ expectations,” said Melinda R. Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

The same Spine Clinic Brochure that was honored with an Aster Award also won two additional awards. Sheltering Arms received a Bronze Award for the brochure in the 27th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report. The brochure was given a first place award by the VSHMPR. Sheltering Arms also received second place awards in that statewide competition for its 2008 Annual Report and its Power to Overcome Documentary.

“We’re obviously thrilled to receive these recognitions,” said James E. Sok, Sheltering Arms President and Chief Executive Officer. “While these are marketing awards, the pieces feature the exceptional care our team provides to Sheltering Arms patients every day. I am honored to lead an organization that is dedicated to quality on all levels.”

All winners of the Aster Awards are published at, as well as in Marketing Healthcare Today, a national healthcare marketing magazine.


National Stroke Awareness Month Events from Sheltering Arms

May is National Stroke Awareness Month! Sheltering Arms still has a few exciting educational events planned for the remainder of the month. Check them out below and make sure to call and reserve your space today!

Do you have a Stroke Plan?

Thursday, May 13, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – lunch provided
Science Museum of Virginia

Join Sheltering Arms and Bon Secours for this community education seminar. Physicians and other healthcare professionals will share important information about primary and secondary stroke prevention and tips for developing an individual stroke plan. Health screenings and one-on-one stroke risk counseling with Registered Nurses are included!

Seating is limited. Call (804) 764-5275 to register.

Stroke Recovery: Before During and After the Rehabilitation Process

Thursday, May 13, 2010
6:00-8:00 p.m. – dinner provided
Sheltering Arms Administrative Offices
140 East Shore Drive
Glen Allen, VA

This seminar is designed for healthcare professionals who are interested in an in-depth look at their patients’ journey through physical rehabilitation.

Call (804) 764-5738 or e-mail to reserve your seat!

Bioness Technology Seminar and Screenings

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sheltering Arms Administrative Offices
140 East Shore Drive
Glen Allen, VA

People who experience foot drop or decreased hand function related to Stroke, MS, Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury are invited to learn about the latest Bioness® technologies and take advantage of personal screenings with physical and occupational therapists.

For more information, or to register, call (804) 342-4199.