Former Paralympic Gold Medalist to Speak at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Patient Reunion


GLENDALE, Ariz. – Renee Tyree, Pharm.D, has determination like no other. A wheelchair user for more than 30 years due to a spinal cord illness, Renee doesn’t let her disability define her or stop her from achieving great things like being one of the only women in history to win Paralympic gold, silver and bronze medals in wheelchair basketball.

Renee, the director of pharmacy at HealthSouth East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital and the regional director of pharmacy for HealthSouth’s west region, will be providing a message of inspiration and determination at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital’s annual patient reunion. The reunion will be held at the hospital located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The event is being held as part of the hospital’s National Rehabilitation Week observance, which was established in 1976 to create awareness of people with disabilities and promote the benefits of rehabilitation.

“After experiencing life-changing illnesses and injuries, a lot of our patients come into our hospital afraid of never being able to be independent again,” says Beth Bacher, CEO of HealthSouth Valley of the Sun. “Our staff works hard to keep patients motivated and uplifted during such a trying time, but having inspiring people like Renee sharing personal testimonies is one of the best encouragements they can get.”

This event is open to the community and provided at no cost; however, if you would like to attend, an RSVP is requested before Sept. 14 and may be directed to Lori Ferguson at 623-334-5423 or

About HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital is a 75-bed hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and home health rehabilitation services. These programs are designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives. Serving patients throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area and is located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at

Source: HealthSouth

Point of Contact

For additional details, please contact our representative.

Lori Ferguson, LPN

623 334-5423
Lori Ferguson, LPN

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