Director of Rehab Honored

Richland Hospital Director of Rehab Honored

Director of Rehab, Deb O'Connell, with family at ceremony honoring her

The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) bestowed their 2013 Rural Health Ambassador Award to Debbie O’Connell, Director of Therapy and Rehab at The Richland Hospital. The award recognizes health care employees at RWHC hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their organizations, while making significant contributions to rural health.

Dave Johnson, Director of Member Relations and Business Development at RWHC read a portion of the nomination submitted by all 25 employees that report to Debbie.

“Deb progressed from being the director of a department of 3 to a department of 25. Under her vision, direction, and commitment, the department has grown to include cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; athletic training serving several area schools; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; Richland County Birth to Three services, school based therapy and home health services. Deb treats patients on a daily basis as well as doing all of the administrative duties for a large department. She is a constant example for giving the best for her patients and staff.”

Richland Hospital congratulates and thanks Debbie for her exceptional service to hospital staff and patients.

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