ECMC Physical Therapy Earns Clinical Education Award

ECMC Physical Therapy Department at School 84 Earns Clinical Education Award

Displaying their “Outstanding Center for Physical Therapy 2015 Clinical Education Award" from the New York/New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium are Public School #84 ECMC Physical Therapy staff and Associated Physical and Occupational Therapy (APOT) staff, including (l. to r.) APOT staff members Katie Fetter; Kaitlyn Russo; Emily Coutts; Ben Chen; and Lauren Patterson; ECMC senior physical therapist Lori Miller, Sr. PT; APOT staff members Michelle Zyhowski and Lindsay Colbert; and ECMC physical therapist Courtney Cholis, PT.

Displaying their “Outstanding Center for Physical Therapy 2015 Clinical Education Award” from the New York/New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium are Public School #84 ECMC Physical Therapy staff and Associated Physical and Occupational Therapy (APOT) staff, including (l. to r.) APOT staff members Katie Fetter; Kaitlyn Russo; Emily Coutts; Ben Chen; and Lauren Patterson; ECMC senior physical therapist Lori Miller, Sr. PT; APOT staff members Michelle Zyhowski and Lindsay Colbert; and ECMC physical therapist Courtney Cholis, PT.

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The Physical Therapy Department at Public School #84 Health Care Center for Children at ECMC was recently awarded the “Outstanding Center for Physical Therapy 2015 Clinical Education Award” by the New York / New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium.

School #84 Health Care Center for Children, located on the ECMC Health Campus, is the designated school in the district for students with severe disabilities and illnesses and has 165 students in grades K-12. ECMC provides one senior physical therapist and one staff physical therapist at the school.

The winner of this award demonstrates the following criteria: promotes best practice, offers a diverse or advanced clinical experience to physical therapy students, has well designed clinical teaching methods and/or materials and demonstrates outstanding communication skills with students and academic programs.

ECMC Corporation President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, said, “This recognition is a testament to the expertise, dedication and quality care delivered each day by ECMC physical therapists and all the caregivers throughout our organization. We are proud to partner with School #84 in providing such critically important services to the students, helping to improve their educational experience and their overall quality of life.”

The nomination was made by the clinical education staff from D’Youville College. A ceremony to present this award took place recently at School #84. Representatives from D’Youville College, Daemen College, the University at Buffalo, ECMC, Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists and former physical therapy students of School #84 were present during the award presentation.