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Occupational Therapy

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Overview
Occupational Therapy provides care to patients ranging in age from neonates (babies) to geriatrics (adults) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Neonates are treated only as inpatients. These patients may have cognitive, movement, and/or functional limitations.

Providing about 1,000 patient treatments per month, the occupational therapy department strives to maintain and incorporate their mission statement into every facet of work. 

Mission Statement
Occupational therapy services is dedicated to delivering quality care to assist in the recovery, rehabilitation, and health promotion of all patients. This includes meeting the physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families while incorporating the nursing and rehabilitative process.  

Quality performance improvement is the responsibility of all staff members. The director, clinical managers, and clinical nurse specialist stress quality assessment. Improvement teams receive input from a variety of sources and are responsible for reviewing data and opportunities, assessing needs and prioritizing action plans.

Staff
The occupational therapy staff is comprised of eight Registered Occupational Therapists, several of whom have advanced training in specialized areas of occupational therapy. There are two Low Vision Therapists, three Certified Lymphedema Therapists and a Certified Hand Therapist, as well as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who has completed geriatric specialty training.

The department has an active student intern program with as many as two full-time students working eight-to-12 week rotations throughout the year.

For additional information about occupational therapy, please call (803) 296-5486. Referrals may be faxed to (803) 296-3947.

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