REHABILITATION SERVICES - MEET OUR STAFF

Keena Miller
Keena Miller, Director of Wellness, Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

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 University. She has been with Murray Calloway County Hospital since 2000 when she was recruited to open the Center for Health and Wellness. Since then she has assumed responsibility for the hospital’s health promotions program (Wellness Works), the Occupational Medicine Clinic, Rehabilitation Services and Cardiopulmonary Rehab.

Keena is the Co-Chair of the Murray Calloway County 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 Program and the Murray Calloway United Way Board. She currently represents MCCH on the Purchase Area Health Connections board and is a member of the Murray State University Exercise Science Advisory Committee.

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
Kim Clark
MOT, OTR/L
  • Education: Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.
  • Experience: Acute, Inpatient Rehab Facility and Outpatient Rehab
  • Certifications / Specialties: Deep Physical Agents Modality Certified (February 2014) and pursuing National Hand Therapy certification.
Karen Miracle
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
Shandi James
MS, OTR/L
Inpatient Rehab Coordinator
  • 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
Samantha Burnett
COTA
  • Education: Graduated from Madisonville in 2015 with a
    degree in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Experience: Acute Care, Outpatient, Short and Long Term
    Rehab
  • Sam has obtained certification in Lymphedema Therapy. The certification allows professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body, as well as other related conditions. Ms. Burnett is available to provide Lymphedema Therapy at the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at the Wellness Center.
    Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. The most common cause in America is breast cancer related surgery involving the removal of lymph nodes. It results from a mechanical insufficiency of your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The insufficiency prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.
    While there is presently no cure for lymphedema, it can be managed with early diagnosis and Complete Decongestive Therapy of the affected limb.

For more information on the treatment for lymphedema or to find out more, call the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at 270.762.1854.

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.

Bethany Hutson
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
Cindy McArtor PT, DPT
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).
Bryn Spengler
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
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.

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.

Kristie Dukes
Kristie Dukes
PTA
  • Education:  Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2004.
  • Experience:   Acute and Outpatient
Amy Johnson
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
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
Carlos Ransey
PTA
  • Education:   Associates Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2006.
  • Experience:   Outpatient Rehab
Pam Smith
Pam Smith
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
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