REHABILITATION SERVICES- MEET OUR STAFF

  

Keena Miller, RN, BSN, MA
Director of Wellness, Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Services


Keena is an alumna of Western Kentucky University, the University of Florida and Murray State. She has been with MCCH since 2000, when she was recruited to open the Center for Health and Wellness. Since then she has assumed responsibility for the health promotions program (Wellness Works), the Occupational Medicine Clinic and Rehabilitation Services.

Keena is the Co-chair of the Murray-Calloway Wellness Consortium. She has served on several local non-profit boards including the Calloway County American Red Cross, the Calloway County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Murray Calloway County United Way board as Vice President.




MEET OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT


Occupational Therapy, often called OT, is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition.



 
Kim Clark
MOT, OTR/L
Education:  Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.

Experience:  Acute, Inpatient Rehab Faclity and Outpatient Rehab

Certifications / Specialties:  Deep Pysical Agents Modality Certified (February 2014) and pursuing National Hand Therapy certification. 


 
 
Wes Garrison
OTR/L, Rehab Coordinator
Spring Creek Health Care
Education:   Bachelor of Science Eastern Kentucky University 1997.

Experience:  Acute Care, Home Health, Outpatient and Long Term Care.

Certifications / Specialties:  Physical Agent Modality Certification.  Geriatric treatment and management of Long Term Care Rehab departments.

 


Kristen Keller
MOT, OTR/L
Education:  Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of the Cumberlands.  Masters in Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University.

Experience:  Inpatient / Outpatient Neurorehabilitation (stroke and traumatic brain injury), Pediatric Therapy

 


Karen Miracle
OTR/L
Education:  BS in Psychology University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Post- Graduate Certification in Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Experience:  37 years in various settings including: Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient, School System, Home Health, Mental Health, Skilled Nursing Facility, Work Hardening, Swing Bed Unit, Occupational Therapy Department Director (5 years), Rehab Director (17 Years)

Certifications:  National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapist, American Occupational Therapy Association, Kentucky Occupational Therapy License

 


Shandi James
MS, OTR/L
Education:  Masters in Occupational Therapy from Saint Louis University

Experience:  Inpatient Rehab Facility, Acute Care, Kinesiotaping, First Steps Pediatrics, Outpatient Rehab, Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab

Certifications / Specialties:  LSVT / BIG for Parkinson's Disease, Saebo hand system, Bioness H200

 


Samantha Burnett
COTA


 


Christy Dossett
COTA
Education:  Applied Science Degree in the Study of Occupational Therapy and practice since 2011.

Experience:  All populations including Acute Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. 

Specialties:  Primarily serving in MCCH's Acute Rehab Unit since 2013 specializing in rehabbing patients from all walks of life back to their homes.




Ramona Green
COTA
Education:  Licensed Practical Nurse from Tennessee Tech in 1999 and an Applied Science Degree from Brown Mackie in Hopkinsville.

Experience:  Long Term Care

 


Ashley Beckner
COTA/L, CNA
Education:  Associates Degree from Madisonville Community College

Experience:  Long Term Care, Dementia and Geriatrics

Certifications:  COTA, Certified Nursing Assistant



Meet Our Physical Therapists


Physical Therapy, often called PT, is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. 



 
Robin Blake
PT
Education:   University of Central Arkansas

Experience:  MCCH Acure Care, LTC, Outpatient

Certifications / Specialties:  Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy



 
Kristen Duncan
DPT
Education:  Bachelors in Exercise Science from Lipscomb University (2013) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2017).

Experience:  Outpatient, Pediatrics, Skilled Nursing Facility, Neuro Recovery Center

 


Bethany Hutson
PTA
Education:  Bachelor of Science from Free-Hardeman University (2011), Associate degree from Daymar Institute (2014)

Experience:  Outpatient, Long Term Care, Acute Care

Certifications / Specialties:  Certified Clinical Instructor

 


Jennifer Lindsey
PT, DPT
Education:  Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Experience:   Long Term Care

Certifications / Specialties:  Pediatric Physical Therapy

 


Sarah Martin
PT, DPT
Education:  Bachelor of Arts from Murray State Univeristy (1997) with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  Masters of Physical Therapy from University of Kentucky (2000).  Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky (2009).

Experience:  14 years with MCCH in Acute Care and Long Term Care

Certifications / Specialties:  Specialty interest in wound care 

 


Cindy McArtor
PT, DPT
Education:  University of Kentucky Bachelor of Health Sciences / Physical Therapy (1980).  Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2015).

Experience:   Acute Care, Home Health Long Term Care, Outpatient

Certifications / Specialties:  Functional Capacity Evaluation and Manufacturing Ergonomics for Healthcare through WorkWell Systems.  Stroke rehab, physical therapy in the CCU, wound care, balance and vestibular disorders, geriatrics, orthopedic rehab (shoulder spine and general).

 


Leah Patton
PT
Education:   Bachelor of Science from Murray State University in 1998, MSPT from the University of Kentucky in 2001.

Experience:   Outpatient, IRF, Long Term Care

Certifications / Specialties:   Lymphedema certification from Klose / Norton in July of 2001.

 


Bryn Spengler
PT, DPT, Outpatient Rehab Coordinator
Education:   Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine at Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA in 2002; Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University at Elon, NC in 2005.

Experience:   Traveler, 4 years MCCH Outpatient since 2010.

Certifications / Specialties:  LSVT / BIG for Parkinson's Disease

 


Kevin Spengler
PT, DPT
Education:  Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from MSU in 2003 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Elon University in Elon, NC in 2007.

Experience:  3 years in Wisconsin and at MCCH Acute Care since 2010.

Certifications / Specialties:   LSVT / BIG for Parkinson's Disease.  Specialty interest in back pain, pediatric and scoliosis treatment and trained in WorkWell Systems, Inc.

 


Sam Thompson
DPT


 

MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

Physical Therapy Assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist and assist in carrying out patient treatment programs, providing treatment that improves mobility, relieves pain and prevents or lessens physical disabilities of patients.



 

Betty Bouland
PTA

Education:  Associates Degree in Applied Science from WKCTC in 2005.

Experience:  35 years in health care with the last 8 years at PTA at Spring Creek Health Care. 




 


Nancy Burton
PTA
Education:  Associates Degree from Michiana College in South Bend, IN in 1997.

Experience:   Outpatient, Acute Rehab, Home Health and Long Term Care at Spring Creek Health Care.



 


Kristie Dukes
PTA
Education:  Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2004.

Experience:   Acute and Outpatient


 


N. Jill Holshouser
PTA
Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 1999.

Experience:   Rehab Tech in Long Term Care as a PTA IRF, Home Care and Long Term Care

Certifications / Specialties:  W/C positioning and preventing falls in the geriatric population. 

 


Amy Johnson
PTA
Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2007.

Experience:   Acute and Inpatient Rehab Facility



 


Melesa Renee Miller
PTA
Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 1994.

Experience:   MCCH Acute, LTC, Home Care and Outpatient



 


Carlos Ransey
PTA
Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2006.

Experience:   Outpatient Rehab



 


Emilie Reinhardt
PTA
Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2011.

Experience:   Long Term Care and Outpatient Rehab

Certifications / Specialties:   Certified Clinical Instructor

 


Pam Kondratko
PTA
Education:  Associates in Applied Science from Paducah Community College in 1992.  

Experience:   Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab Facility, Wound Care, Home Health, Long Term

Certifications / Specialties:   Certified Clinical Instructor

 

MEET OUR SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

Speech Language Pathologists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.

 


 

Crisann Chandler
M.S. CCC-SLP

Education:  Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Disorders from Murray State University in 2007 and Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Murray State University in 2009.

Experience:   Long-term care, Inpatient Rehab, Modified Barium Swallow Studies

Certifications / Specialties:   VitalStim Therapy Provider, Music and Memory Therapy Application


 


Beth McCuiston
M.S. CCC-SLP
Education:  Bachelor degree in Communications Disorders in 1995 and Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Murray State University in 1997.

Experience:  Long Term Care, early intervention, home health, outpatient and inpatient acute rehab. 

Certifications / Specialties:   Music and Memory Therapy Application, Member of the ASHA Special Interest Group in Gerontology.

 


Sara Scott
M.S. CCC-SLP
Education:  Master's Degree (2008) and Bachelor of Science degree (2006) from Murray State University

Experience:  Long Term Care, Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab Facility

Certifications / Specialties:   VitalStim Therapy Provider