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For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2012

Southcoast names Feng Wang, MD, Medical Director of Southeast Rehabilitation Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital

Feng Wang, MD, MPH
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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System has named Feng Wang, MD, MPH, as Medical Director of Southeast Rehabilitation Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital. In her new role, Dr. Wang will be responsible for leading the interdisciplinary team for the region's only acute rehabilitation center.

In addition to her role as Medical Director, Dr. Wang will provide physical medicine and rehabilitation consultation services to inpatient units at Charlton Memorial and St. Luke's Hospitals and at Southcoast outpatient clinics.

Dr. Wang received her medical degree from Xiang-Yale Medical School in China, a Yale University association school, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Harvard University School of Medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

Prior to joining Southcoast Health System, Dr. Wang held the position of Medical Director at the Center for Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center and Director of the Electromyography (EMG) Lab in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston Medical Center. She has held academic positions as associate professor at Boston University and has published numerous articles and research on local, regional, national and international levels.

Dr. Wang is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in spinal cord injury medicine and acupuncture. She has board experience in rehabilitation medicine with a special emphasis in stroke rehabilitation. She is panel expert in spasticity management and performs acupuncture for chronic pain.

Dr. Wang lives in Newton with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, ballroom dancing and learning to sail.

About Southeast Rehabilitation Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital

Southeast Rehabilitation Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital Center, an acute-level rehab unit, is the only hospital-based, inpatient rehab program in the Greater Fall River area. The unit provides inpatient care and rehabilitation for a number of diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord trauma, amputation, major multiple trauma, hip fracture and total joint replacement with complicating medical problems, brain injury, burns, cancer and other neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, ALS, myopathies and Parkinson's disease. Southeast Rehabilitation Center has consistently achieved high patient satisfaction ratings, currently at 93.8 percent.

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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