Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award
This week concluded the voting for the 2016 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award and we are excited to announce this year’s winners.
For those who may not be familiar with this award, it has been created to recognize clinicians who achieve exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy.
The four nominees this year were:
- IU Health La Porte Hospital for the Life-Altering Rehabilitation of a 67-year-old Patient
- Leg Up Farm for Helping a Pediatric Patient Conquer His Fears to Achieve Life Changing Results
- Lexington Regional Health Center for Innovative Co-Treatment for a Patient with Rett’s Syndrome
- Orthopedic Rehab Inc. for the Rehabilitation of a Patient after a Multiple Trauma Accident
There were over 3,100 votes online, which counted for one overall vote. There was also a panel of 6 judges who each placed their votes, making a total of 7 votes. The judges were Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, Associate Clinical Director of Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL; Dr. Dennis Dolny, PhD, Research Specialist at Utah State University; Dr. Paul Hetrick, President of the Hetrick Center and Inventor of the HydroWorx pool; Ambyr Henderson, MS, CC-SLP and Timothy Williams, DPT, PT, Therapists at Pullman Regional Hospital and previous Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award recipients; Veronica Paquette, PT, ATRIC, Owner of Essex Aquatic & Rehab Center in VT; and Keith McCrate, PT, Director of Rehabilitation at Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, TX.
Now, without further ado, we present the winners:
The first place winner of the 2016 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award and recipient of $1,000 is Lexington Regional Health Center for Innovative Co-Treatment for a Patient with Rett’s Syndrome.
And the second place winner of the 2016 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award and recipient of $500 is Leg Up Farm for Helping a Pediatric Patient Conquer His Fears to Achieve Life Changing Results.
Congratulations to Lexington Regional Health Center and Leg Up Farm and to all of the nominees! Your innovation and dedication is inspiring to all of us.