The Therapy Department at Helmwood Healthcare recently received the Team Excellence Award from RehabCare. Vonda Black, regional vice president, told the team, “We honor you for being an effective, ‘get it done’ team, as well as for following and executing the values of our mission statement.”
Helmwood’s rehab department consists of fifteen staff members who serve the in-patient residents and also the surrounding community through a booming outpatient clinic known for excellence in pediatric care. Some therapists even drive an hour each way because they enjoy the atmosphere at Helmwood rather than taking a job closer to home. Black, of RehabCare, said, “They demonstrate strong clinical skills and exemplify our company spirit and culture.” Most of the therapists were originally geriatric treating therapists but have learned to expand their skills through additional training and research, mostly on their own time, to meet the specialized needs of their growing pediatric clientele.