Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Orlando Charry, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

The DEA wants your unused, expired prescription drugs

[KMSP-TV, April 29, 2016] The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement officials helped Minnesotans dispose of more than 5,000 pounds of prescription drugs Saturday as a part of a national effort to curb prescription drug abuse. Read more at

Paralyzed, but hopeful

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2016] A young father, paralyzed after diving into Lake Minnetonka, is telling his story for the first time. He crushed his spine. Now at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, he’s fighting his way back.

Courage Kenny basketball teams are top seeds at national conference

[WCCO-TV, April 2, 2016] March Madness isn’t just for college basketball fans, high school players in Minnesota are preparing for a national conference. These players, who happen to use wheelchairs, are working hard to maintain their championship status.

Courage Kenny wheelchair basketball teams top seeds in nationals

[KMSP-TV, March 29, 2016] Four local youth teams are competing in the national wheelchair basketball tournament April 7 to 9 in Louisville. The Jr. Rolling Timberwolves, sponsored by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, are the number one seed in their division, having lost just one game all season.

Smartphone use could lead to “text neck”

[12 News, March 1, 2016] Passing time at Champlin Park High School brings a stampede of students through the halls walking from one class to another. It doesn’t take long to notice many of them have their heads buried in smart phones. “And that’s a daily thing, I mean people are playing games on their […]

Photo by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune

Camp for skiers with disabilities marks 13th year

[Duluth News Tribune, February 24, 2016] The first few times Cody Schlecht aimed down the bunny hill at Spirit Mountain on Wednesday afternoon there were straps that ran from his skis to a ski instructor trailing behind. That didn’t last long. After a few practice runs Schlecht, 15, from Willmar, Minn., was on his own, […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute attains U.S. Paralympics club status

[WCCO-TV, February, 21, 2016] U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, recently announced that Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been recognized as a Bronze Level Club as a part of the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program, which also recognizes 57 other clubs across the country. An example of how Courage Kenny supports […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Chosen for WDIO’s 50th Anniversary

[WDIO, February 5, 2016] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers a sporting life for kids and adults with disabilities for all seasons. Program Coordinator Mark Hanna says they offer many fun activities. He says, “In the spring we do archery, power wheel chair soccer, climbing and in the summer we do sailing, kayaking and cycling. […]

MN woman uses bionic technology to walk

[KARE, January 29, 2016] Three years ago, doctors told a Minnesota woman she would never walk again. Carol Suchy, 50, was involved in a snowmobile accident. Initially she was paralyzed from the waist down. Now, she said she has no sensation from her hips down. But bionic technology at Courage Kenny at Abbott Northwestern is […]

Top medical advances of 2015

[KMSP-TV, January 1, 2015] The science of medicine is always improving and evolving – and our hometown hospital is often leading the way. Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, president of Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis talked with Fox 9 and WCCO-AM about top five medical advancements in 2015.