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Director of Rehab Receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

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Here is some great news to share – Marta Szabo, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehab for Infinity Rehab at Mira Vista received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for her accommodation and support for her two staff members (Bethany Burden Watts & Pam Hobbs) who have spouses in the reserves and have recently been deployed to assignments on limited notice. The Department of Defense came on-site  to deliver the award to her. Marta has worked with both of these employees to balance the needs of the department and the employee’s needs to provide childcare while the spouse is away through … Continue reading

Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT Article Featured in APTA Publication

Congratulations to Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT on the recent publication of her article: In It For The Long Haul: What Being a Geriatric Rehab PT Has Taught Me About Marathon Training. Adrienne’s article was published in GeriNotes magazine, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Read Adrienne’s full article HERE. Adrienne is a physical therapist at the Terraces at Skyline in Seattle, WA.  Adrienne can be contacted for questions (and celebratory messages!) at aenova@infinityrehab.com ______________________________________________________________________ Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS is a physical therapist and board-certified geriatric clinical specialist. He develops leaders in healthcare … Continue reading

Bethany at Silver Lake Awards Infinity Rehab Therapist ‘Employee of The Month’

(L) Erin Carver, MS, CCC-SLP, DOR, (M) Kim Chandra, PTA, (R) Jerri Chesney, Assistant Director of Nursing

Kim Chandra, PTA, was recently awarded Employee of the Month by her peers at Bethany at Silver Lake – a post-acute rehabilitation center located in Everett, WA. According to Erin Carver, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Rehabilitation for Bethany at Silver Lake, Kim goes above and beyond to enhance the life of every person she serves. So much so, that Kim’s name is frequently mentioned in patient satisfaction surveys. “Kim serves as my backup and she takes the responsibility very seriously,” says Erin. “It’s not uncommon that Kim will come in on days off to see patients — there have been … Continue reading

Grassroots Advocacy through Sharing our Expertise

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Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. Who better to provide this information than physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists? Each therapy discipline is uniquely qualified to help older adults remain active and healthy. Of course, this happens every day in the many skilled nursing, assisted, and independent living facilities in which Infinity Rehab therapists treat older adults. But what about beyond the rehab center or outpatient clinic? What are we doing as therapists to advocate for older adults? … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol. 7: Better Hearing & Speech Month

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Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role Speech-Language Pathologists play in providing life-altering treatment. In the spirit of celebrating BHSM, Infinity Rehab President, Mike Billings sat down with Stacey Turner, SLP, MS, CCC-SLP – Regional Vice President of Operations for Infinity – to discuss her career trajectory, serving different populations, leadership qualities, and what the future landscape of post-acute care holds for SLPs. Leave a comment and let us know how you’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month. And, as always, Infinity Rehab extends our sincere gratitude … Continue reading

A Clinician’s Fondness with the Medicare Appeals Process

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My  interest in the Medicare appeals process is fairly new, however I have long been dedicated to the importance of documentation in the clinical setting. As the RAC process has become a pressing issue with management and administration, I’ve found I enjoy organizing, researching, and contributing however I can.  I am actively involved in medical record reviews, letter writing, and developing a definitive process for addressing reimbursement denials. My contributions at this juncture are focused on study and review of the Medicare Manuals and the integration of this information into the appeal letters. My experience thus far, working closely with … Continue reading