Pomona, CA… Casa Colina’s Board of Directors and President & CEO, Felice L. Loverso, Ph.D., have announced that they will dedicate Casa Colina Hospital’s medical library to the memory of Claremont resident, Robert A. Keith, Ph.D., who passed away in 2006.
Dr. Keith began his affiliation with Casa Colina in the 1950’s where it was originally located in Chino, serving children with polio. He began volunteering as a clinical psychologist and soon found a special interest in the organization and the effectiveness of rehabilitation services, which eventually led him to developing Casa Colina’s Research Department. He became a pioneer in the study of rehabilitation outcomes and the development of the “Functional Independence Measure” (“FIM” Score), an international standard in healthcare. Dr. Keith mentored generations of graduate students, as he was also a member of the faculty of the Claremont Graduate University, where he had a long and productive academic career.
In his memory, Casa Colina will dedicate its medical library in the new Casa Colina Hospital as the Robert A. Keith Medical and Research Library on Tuesday, January 9 at 2pm.
Reporters and newspaper photographers are welcome to attend this special dedication ceremony, which will be held inside Casa Colina Hospital at the library. Please contact Casa Colina prior to the event to obtain press admittance at 909/596-7733, Ext. 2209.