Thursday, October 28, 2021

SLU PT Student Hannah Redden had Countless Learning Opportunities at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight - Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

By Hannah Redden (Class of 2022)

I am so grateful for the clinical experience I had at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. This experience provided me with the opportunity to evaluate and treat a wide variety of patients from the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU), Orthopedics, Critical Decision Unit (CDU), Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU), and Adult Behavioral Health Unit, as well as the opportunity to observe in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Outpatient Pediatrics. I enjoyed the quick-paced and versatile schedule of the inpatient setting. I am thankful for the skilled team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, and Physicians with whom I worked to develop appropriate treatment and discharge plans based on an individual patient's needs. I am thankful to all the patients I encountered who provided me with countless learning opportunities by allowing me to play an active role in their care.

To my Clinical Instructor, Aaron Willig, PT, DPT, thank you for your mentorship throughout this clinical experience. Your guidance allowed me to advance my clinical reasoning and physical therapy skills. I appreciate that you took the time to engage in conversations with me regarding our patient cases and intervention plans. Thank you for your continuous encouragement, your helpful feedback, and for trusting me to provide quality care to each patient we encountered. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from you and I will carry what you have taught me into my professional practice.

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy students featuring their clinical site and their clinical instructors. The number, quality, and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU PT Program.

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