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Northern Kentucky physical therapist recognized by HealthSouth for outstanding service

Only six out of 24,000 employees receive honor

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (May 7, 2015) — Kelly Roberts, physical therapy lead at HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital, was one of only six finalists, out of more than 24,000 HealthSouth employees, for the companywide Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards.

Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts

Roberts, a graduate of Villa Madonna Academy, was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Ala.

Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas:

  • Contributions to extraordinary patient experience
  • Team spirit and cooperation
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Going above and beyond the call of duty.

The process began with each of the 107 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level and one overall recipient was named for the company.

“Kelly is one of the biggest advocates for the services HealthSouth Northern Kentucky provides and the patient lives those services change,” said Richard Evens, CEO at HealthSouth Northern Kentucky. “She shows much dedication and compassion in her work as a physical therapy lead, and the patients and employees at our hospital are grateful to have her in their lives.”

Her responsibilities as a physical therapist include helping patients who are recovering from major illnesses and injuries such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations reach goals and reclaim their independence. She serves on many hospital committees in addition to her day-to-day duties to improve employee morale and increase patient satisfaction and outcomes.