Siskin Hospital has recently been awarded a $20,000 grant.
The grant was awarded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy for the project, “Use of the Core Set of Outcome Measures on an Inpatient Stroke Unit: A Knowledge Translation Project.” The project focuses on enhanced evidence-based outcome assessments to increase precision in monitoring rehabilitation progress. This in turn helps to further individualize treatment planning to address each patient’s unique needs.
The project was initially piloted in the Siskin Hospital stroke population with plans to expand use of these evidence-based outcomes to additional inpatient units as well as to the hospital’s outpatient therapy clinics.
The project team consists of Matt Annessi, DPT; Katherine Gibson, DPT; and Chris Young, PhD. Participating as knowledge users are therapists Meredith Russell, DPT; Jorden Springer, DPT; Brett Fielder, DPT; Jonathan Lane, PTA; Christian Amodia, PTA; Craig McClure, PTA; and Emily Lafontaine, DPT.
For more information on Siskin Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient therapy services, call 423-634-1200.