Director of Wellness
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 J. Stuart Poston Center for Health and Wellness. Since then she has assumed responsibility for the hospital’s health promotions program (Wellness Works), the Occupational Medicine Clinic, and Rehabilitation Services.
Keena loves the family-like atmosphere of Murray hospital as well as the caring community. Keena serves on the Murray State University Exercise Science Advisory Committee.
Speech Language Pathologists
Crisann Chandler, M.S., CCC-SLP
Crisann graduated with a 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. She has experience in Long-term care, Inpatient Rehab, and Modified Barium Swallow Studies. She also has certifications in VitalStim Therapy and Music and Memory Therapy Application.
She is married to Chris, whom she met at Murray State, and they have two daughters.
Beth McCuiston M.S., CCC-SLP
Beth is an alumna of Murray State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Disorders and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and has provided speech therapy in Murray since 1997. She has extensive experience in Long-term care Rehab, and also Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Speech and Swallowing Therapy along with Modified Barium Swallow Studies.
She is married to Bobby McCuiston and they enjoy all lake activities on Kentucky Lake and traveling in their spare time. Beth strives to provide person centered care, individualized to her client’s needs in order to promote independence and wellbeing.
Sarah Martin, DPT
Sarah Martin is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy Program. She completed the transitional DPT program in 2009 to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky. Sarah met her husband Jarrod at Murray State University, and they were married in 1998. They have three children.
Sarah has been a resident of Murray, KY, for over 40 years and loves living and working in this community. Being a part of a person’s recovery and being able to see him or her return to an independent life is a wonderful reward! In her free time, Sarah can be found reading a good book and knitting a new project.
Cindy McArtor, PT, DPT
Cindy McArtor grew up in Marshall County, KY. After high school she attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physical Therapy. She worked almost exclusively with the geriatric population, in nursing homes and home health with a few years’ experience with pediatric clients as well as in outpatient physical therapy until broadening her experiences at MCCH. After coming to work at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in 2009, Cindy started working on her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in an effort to provide ever-improving quality of care. She earned that degree from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015.
Cindy has been married to Jerry since 1979 and in her free time enjoys quilting, kayaking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Clay Callahan, DPT
Clay is a native of Kansas City, Mo but has lived in Nashville, TN for the last 17 years. Clay graduated from Tennessee State University with his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2009. Since that time his experience has been in outpatient, inpatient, home health and most recently owned his own business doing mobile outpatient for 3 years. Currently, Clay is working in Outpatient Rehab with many years of experience in joint rehab, general orthopedics, geriatrics, sports and has a certification in dry needling.
Clay enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and their 3 children ranging in age from 12 – 19 and his 3 dogs. Clay likes to do woodworking and general house renovations in his spare time.
The rewarding part of being a Physical Therapist is watching a patient go from not a lot of hope to doing the things that the patient wants to do and doing them better than the patient ever thought possible.
Emily Corcoran, DPT
Emily Corcoran is originally from Wisconsin. She moved to Murray with her husband and their dog in the spring of 2023. Emily has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2021. She works in outpatient rehab and within the hospital providing inpatient services.
Emily spends time with her family on walks through town, hiking, swimming, and cooking. She loves helping others learn how to move their own body to restore and optimize health and wellness.
Ashley Walker, DPT
Ashley graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Exercise Science in 2009 and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 from Bellarmine University. Most of her career has centered around the practice of orthopedic Physical therapy. She has been a PT with the Center and Health and Wellness since 2014.
Leah Patton, PT
Leah is a Murray native who graduated from Calloway County High School and received her undergraduate degree at MSU. She went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky and she has been practicing physical therapy in Murray and the surrounding communities for 20 years.
She and her husband have 3 children and stay busy attending soccer games, track meets, and chauffeuring their children around town. She enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, painting, running, and traveling.
Leah is dedicated to providing individualized care and quality time to her clients in order to promote overall health and wellness and to help them reach their goals.
Physical Therapy Assistants
Allison Holzapfel, PTA
Allison graduated from Southern Illinois University with Associates in Applied Science in 2014. She has worked in Outpatient, Inpatient, and Acute care settings. Allison is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease.
Robyn McCarty, PTA
Robyn McCarty is a native of Murray, KY. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) for 12 years with experience in outpatient, inpatient, long term care, and home health. Currently, Robyn is working in the Inpatient Rehab Facility of MCCH.
Robyn enjoys spending time with family and friends and everything outdoors including gardening, camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Robyn has one child who enjoys helping others as much as her mother does.
The most rewarding part of working in Physical therapy is developing treatments that help a patient to reach their goals of independence.
Renee Miller, PTA
Renee has an Associate Degree in Applied Science from West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 1994. She has been working with Murray Calloway County Hospital since 1995. Renee has experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant in all areas of rehab (outpatient, inpatient, IRF, long term care and home health). She has worked permanently in the outpatient setting since 2006.
Carlos Ransey, PTA
Carlos is a former Murray State football 2-time OVC champion. Graduated MSU with BS in exercise science 2006 and from WKCTC with Associate in Applied Sciences degree/PTA in 2008. Began his career at MCCH in the Inpatient Rehab Facility and in patient physical therapy in March 2009 until 2011 and has been at the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine since 2011.
Pam Smith, PTA
Pam is a 1992 graduate from Paducah Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She has been employed with MCCH in Rehabilitation since 1995. She has experience in Acute Care, Acute Inpatient Rehab, Home Health, Long Term Care and Wound Care. Pam is also a Certified Clinical Instructor.
She is married to Curtis and enjoys hiking and traveling.
Shandi James, MOT, OTR/L, Rehab Coordinator
Shandi James is a 2009 graduate of Murray State and a 2011 graduate from Saint Louis University Occupational Therapy program.
She moved to Murray in 2014 when she met her husband. They have two children. She enjoys traveling, snow skiing, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
She has worked for MCCH since 2014 and has been the Rehab Coordinator since 2015. Her primary focus being acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient lymphedema.
She enjoys treating a wide range of diagnosis but has a specific passion for neurological conditions.
Kim Clark, MOT/L, CHT
Kim has been working in the field of Occupational Therapy since 1997, starting as an OT Assistance then graduating from University of North Dakota School of Medicine with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2004.
She was born and raised in Wyoming and moved with her husband, Nathan and son, Jesse, to KY in 2010. She started working at MCCH at that time and earned the National credential as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2021. She also carries certifications in Deep Physical Agent Modalities (DPAM) and in Kinesiotaping (CKTP). She has experience in acute and long term care, inpatient rehab, home health, and outpatient settings. She is passionate about caring for people, working at the outpatient clinic specializing in upper extremity conditions, and expanding knowledge and training in her field.
Kayla Wathen, MOT, OTR/L
Kayla Wathen is a Murray native where she attended Murray State University then transitioned to Eastern Kentucky University graduating with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has experience in acute care, inpatient rehab and long term care. She is certified in deep physical agent modality.
Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Samantha Burnett, COTA
Sam graduated from Madisonville Community College 2015 with a degree for Certified Occupational Therapy. She has also studied Kinesiology at Murray State University. Sam has worked for MCCH since 2016 within all areas of Acute, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab.
She enjoys neuro rehab, along with her most recent accomplishment of obtaining her certification for Lymphedema Therapy. The certification allows professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body, as well as other related conditions. Sam is available to provide Lymphedema Therapy at the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at the Wellness Center.