RehabVisions’ Stand-out Employees

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Debbie Lacey

Our Second Quarter CERCIE awards have been announced, and we’re thrilled to share the stories of these exemplary employees and their contributions to RehabVisions and their home facilities. CERCIE stands for Commitment, Excellence, Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Enthusiasm. We ask employees to submit CERCIE certificates to recognize their peers on a quarterly basis.
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Employees Exemplify Company Values

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Debbie Lacey

CERCIE is the award we’ve created as a company to recognize our employees who exemplify RehabVisions’ company values. It is an acronym that stands for Commitment, Excellence, Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Enthusiasm. We ask employees to submit CERCIE certificates to recognize their peers on a quarterly basis.

Katie S., a PT in North Dakota is one of our CERCIE recipients for Quarter 1, 2014.
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Five Things Your Rehab Department Should Be Doing

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Todd Lohr

Is your rehab department maximizing its potential? This post is the first in a series. It’s based on some items RehabVisions focuses on when we manage therapy departments, but it’s also a conversation starter about some things you could be doing differently.

Whether your department is in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or is an outpatient clinic, we’re betting you can take something away from this series. Enjoy!
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PT Aids in Miracle Recovery

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Bill Mannewitz, PT

As physical, occupational and speech therapists we see life-changing events almost daily. Dedicated patients push past their perceived limitations under our individualized care. Occasionally, we are blessed to participate in miraculous events. Kilah Dunn, PT had such an experience. Patient Anthony Crump has agreed to let us share a small portion of his story.
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Ol’ Switcheroo Works Out for Two Employees

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Tracy Milius, OT

One of the many benefits of working for RehabVisions is the ability to transfer to other RehabVisions’ contracted locations to better meet your career goals or family needs. I personally experienced this opportunity early in my career when I moved from the SNF setting in the greater Omaha area to a hospital setting in Harlan, Iowa. Then later I relocated back to Omaha to pursue a management opportunity at the Home Office. The ability to change my clinical setting and geography at that point in my career is one of the dominant factors in why I have remained with this company for over two decades.
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RV Welcomes Compliance Manager

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

RehabVisions added a new position to our Operations Department recently to to stay on top of regulatory points and provide expertise to our hospital clients.

Brenda Kemling, PT started in her role as Hospital Compliance Manager in June. So far, she has been training RehabVisions’ hospital staff on Functional Limitation Reporting (G-codes with severity modifiers), completing chart audits, and assisting in the establishment of electronic medical records in all of our facilities.
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Happy Anniversary, RehabVisions

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

May marks the 30th year that RehabVisions has been in business. To commemorate this important event, we put together this video about how we started, where we’ve been, and what the future holds for us as a company. Enjoy!

Customer Values RV’s Integrity

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

When Bethany Lutheran Home CEO Mike Van Sickle went looking for a new therapy provider, integrity was number one on his list.

Bethany Lutheran had been caught up in a costly, multi-year Corporate Integrity Agreement from the Office of the Inspector General relating to their previous therapy provider. They were investigated for their billing practices. “We didn’t have the sophistication or the experience to know it was happening,” Mike said.
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Set Some Rehab Resolutions For 2013

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

I love the feeling of fresh beginnings from starting a new calendar year. I’m a resolution-maker, and I think others should be too. It’s a perfect time to assess how things are going and set some goals that you can actually track in the coming year.
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The Election Is Over. What’s Next For Therapy?

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Darrell Metcalf

With the election past us, budgets being completed and the impending “fresh start” of a new year, it seems like a good time to take stock and figure out “where we are.” With all the rhetoric about Obamacare, fiscal cliffs and the drum beat of impending doom, amazingly enough, people are still getting sick and injured and requiring healthcare services.
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The Power of Perception

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Deb Kirchhoff, SLP

Check out this article about patient experience from Hospital Impact. It speaks to how very important perception is within our jobs in healthcare.

Contracting With RV Makes CEO’s Life Easier

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Guest

In 2007 CEO Debrah Chensvold was looking for a change for her Iowa hospital’s rehab department. She looked at several contract therapy companies and chose RehabVisions. We recently talked to Deb about how the partnership has gone over the past five years.
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Nancy Groff Named Home Health Therapist of the Year

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Guest

Home Care and Hospice Association of Washington voted Nancy Groff, PT the Therapist of the Year this past April. Nancy, a 23-year RehabVisions’ employee, works in Prosser, Washington.

In her acceptance speech, Nancy said that the award was “probably the highlight of my 47-year career” and thanked RehabVisions for “the support, freedom and confidence in the past 23 years to be the best I can be.”
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Toot Your Own Horn. It’s Good For Business.

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Jean Herauf, SLP

Top-of-mind awareness is a vital marketing term. Its definition is obvious – when people think about therapy, we want them to think about our rehab departments and staff. This happens when people see and hear your name again and again. Jean Herauf, SLP, an area manager for RehabVisions in North Dakota, is especially good at keeping her clinic name and therapists in the news and in front of important referral sources.
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Assisted Living Therapy is a Win-Win

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Jennifer Caskey, PT

Are Assisted Living Residents getting the therapy they should? Some fall through the cracks because they don’t qualify for home health services and others may not have transportation. Our therapists in Des Moines travel into these assisted living communities to reach patients who do not have easy access to PT, OT and ST services.
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Involvement is Key

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Brandon Labertew, PT

Throughout RehabVisions, we have professionals working in a variety of settings presenting a variety of strengths and interests.

No matter what setting, involvement, both internally and externally, is a key to success.
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What Is The AlterG?

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Steve Finn, PT, DPT, OCS

The AlterG is a revolutionary Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The concept of unweighing to facilitate a faster, more effective, recovery of rehab patients has been around for many years. Many of us have been fortunate enough to work in facilities that offer aquatic rehab or advanced harness unweighing capabilities.
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A Patient’s Poem

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Guest

Booted or Well-Booted
By Jack 2011

It has been a mighty long time
Since this old buckaroo
Has seen fit to put his foot
On the inside of a shoe.
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Customer Service Is Always Key… Even In Therapy

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Rick Larmore

Too often in healthcare, we tend to forget that our patients (customers) have choices in where they can receive their care. This may seem obvious in metropolitan areas but frankly, it’s also true in rural America even where local competition doesn’t seem to exist. After all, it may only be a 20 to 40-minute drive to the next nearest community with a rehab clinic. As professionals within the rehab profession, I think we all need to remember that many times in a patient’s mind, not much separates one rehab clinic from the next. Oh sure, we can fall back on the mantra that if the referring physician tells a patient to go for treatment, that’s where the patient will likely go. But what about those instances when the decision is left up to the patient and that patient has to choose between two, three or even four options? How do we stand out above the rest? Well, why leave it to chance?
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CEU Opportunities Available and Important

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Bill Mannewitz, PT

Continuing education plays a crucial part in our ability to treat patients under the expectations of best and evidence-based practice. I’m excited that RehabVisions, as a company, is committed to providing opportunities for Continuing Education and to tapping into the expertise of our own therapy family.
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SLP – A Fulfilling Path

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Steve Kinkead, SLP

In the spirit of National Speech and Hearing Month, I’ve been asked to weigh in on the discipline. Why do I love a career in speech pathology? A career based on talking and eating – my two favorite things… what’s not to love?
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