2015 U.S. / Canada Tour – Amano Rehabilitation Hospital

Amano Rehabilitation Hospital is located in Hiroshima Prefecture (county) in Japan and the CEO, Dr. Junko Amano led some of her staff as well as guests from a neighboring hospital to visit facilities in Vancouver, Toronto, Cleveland Ohio, and Akron Ohio.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 – Saturday, July 4th, 2015

The purpose of the tour was to better understand healthcare delivery in Canada and the United States. Specifically they wanted to learn about current best practices to serve the rehabilitation patient.

A brief one day stay (June 29) in Vancouver included a presentation about the Canadian healthcare system and the single payment method. This overview presentation and discussion helped the participants understand the environment in which healthcare is delivered.

In Toronto we looked forward to visiting two to three facilities all day on June 30 and the morning of July 1. Specifically we were interested in rehabilitation hospitals and clinics delivering all aspects of rehabilitation care. Speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.

In Cleveland on July 2 we visited a rehabilitation hospital and a rehabilitation clinic.

On July 3 the team departed Cleveland and they arrived home the evening of July 4.

Saturday, June 27

Personal Tour

Sunday, June 28

West Vancouver Community Centre Society

Monday, June 29

Welcome by Lee Pickler, DBA
CBI Health Group

Tuesday, June 30

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
St. Peter’s Hospital

Wednesday, July 1

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Pearlview Rehab and Wellness Center

Thursday, July 2

Summa Rehabilitation Hospital
Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Center

2014 US/Canada Tour - Amano Hospital
Pictured above is the 2014 tour group at the MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center. The group was made up of the founder and CEO Dr. Junko Amano (center – white jacket), two of her management team, and three clinicians.

The 2015 schedule