Exceptional Physical Therapist Assistant at HealthSouth Humble Honored as a Finalist in Companywide Award


Konnie WaltonHUMBLE, Texas – Konni Walton, a physical therapist assistant at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble, may be soft-spoken, but her actions definitely speak louder than her words. Her ability to connect with her patients during therapy and think outside-of-the-box when it comes to personalizing their treatments consistently earns her the highest patient satisfaction scores at the hospital. Her role-model behavior and dedication to patient care have put her in the spotlight as a recipient of HealthSouth’s companywide Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards.

Konni, one of only six finalists out of more than 24,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of the 107 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.

“Konni is dedicated to her patients and ensures that they are prepared to go home and that their experience at HealthSouth is a positive one,” said Angie Simmons, CEO of HealthSouth Humble. “Konni is an inspiration to team members and patients. She is a true asset to HealthSouth.”

Her responsibilities as a physical therapist assistant include helping patients who are recovering from major illnesses and injuries such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations reach goals and reclaim their independence. She serves on many hospital committees in addition to her day-to-day duties to improve employee morale and increase patient satisfaction and outcomes

To learn more about Konni, view this brief video here.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble is a 70-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and home health services. Serving patients throughout northeast Houston, the hospital is located at 19002 McKay Blvd. in Humble and on the Web at www.healthsouthhumble.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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