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GEICO contributes $100,000 to hospital’s Driver Training Program

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Sept. 29, 2011—GEICO on Thursday announced it pledged an additional $100,000 to the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s (NRH) GEICO Driver Training Program.

NRH designed the GEICO Driver Training Program to help auto crash victims regain their driving capabilities. The program also helps people with disabilities learn how to drive with the aid of adaptive equipment, according to GEICO.

“We have witnessed the hospital’s efforts in teaching patients with mobility, cognitive or visual impairments how to drive with adaptive equipment or adaptive strategies,” said Nancy Pierce, vice president of GEICO. “This donation gives the hospital an opportunity to build the Driver Training Program and help more drivers regain the confidence they need to drive again.”

NRH, based in Washington, D.C., provides a number of specialty services including vocational services, sleep studies, clinics for seating and mobility, spasticity, rehabilitation engineering and prosthetics and orthotics.

“The National Rehabilitation Hospital greatly appreciates the invaluable role GEICO has played in the hospital’s first 25 years, in terms of both financial and leadership support,” said John Rockwood, president of NRH.  “We have been privileged to have a member of the GEICO leadership team on the NRH board from day one, helping us to become a national leader in rehabilitation medicine. GEICO’s generous gift to NRH for the Driver Training Program is very meaningful, especially to the many patients we see at NRH each year and particularly those who work to get back on the road driving again.”

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