Shout out to Rehab Services for their teamwork




Manager Brenda Hinton showers praise on her team and others for their efforts over the past many months.

By Maureen Gilmer, IU Health senior journalist,

Brenda Hinton wants to brag for a minute. Not about herself, but about her team at Riley Hospital for Children.

In response to a story that published last week on the IU Health and Riley social media pages, Hinton, pediatric inpatient manager for Rehabilitation Services, wanted to give her team a big shout out.

The team, which consists of occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, therapeutic recreation specialists and rehabilitation technicians, has pulled together through the demands of the pandemic and other staffing challenges, Hinton said.

“They have continued to work together to promote quality and excellence in care for all of our patients, in addition to preparing for the opening of the Maternity Tower by gaining certifications in care for our neonatal population,” she said.

The team also expanded its knowledge and skills to provide care and address rehabilitations needs of vent-dependent patients on the rehab unit.

“This team of talented and skilled therapists continued to provide top-notch care for our acute patients, adjusting their practice to accommodate the new needs of patients affected by COVID-19,” Hinton said.

The outpatient team also went above and beyond during this trying time, she added.

“During the reduction of outpatient services, this team pulled together to support not only our department but several other departments. We had therapists who assisted EVS in cleaning rooms and spaces. Our staff assisted in the scrub distribution centers. Some of our outpatient staff trained in inpatient care to assist their fellow inpatient team members,” she said.

“We are very proud of our hardworking, dedicated and committed staff in the Rehab Services department. We want to recognize and thank them for embodying all of the values of IU Health – Purpose, Excellence, Compassion and Team. They continue to shine through these tough times.”

Also deserving recognition are Ryan Cardinal, director; Angela Dixon, outpatient rehab manager; Mandy Weinzierl, audiology manager; and Lindsey Griggs, office manager.

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Photo by Mike Dickbernd, IU Health visual journalist,