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Announcing This Quarter’s NeuroRestorative Heroes

NeuroRestorative Heroes is an employee recognition program through which we celebrate employees whose actions make them a hero to those we serve or their colleagues.

At NeuroRestorative, we are proud to have an amazing team of employees working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve with brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological challenges. From clinicians to direct care workers to administrative support staff, we strive to ensure all our employees feel valued, supported and recognized for the important work that they do. That is why we created NeuroRestorative Heroes, an employee recognition program designed to celebrate employees whose actions make them a hero to those we serve or their colleagues.

Each quarter, we recognize one NeuroRestorative Hero from different NeuroRestorative programs. NeuroRestorative Heroes is open to all NeuroRestorative employees, and co-workers, supervisors, participants and other community members are encouraged to submit nominations. This quarter, we are proud to recognize staff members who are not just dedicated employees, but true advocates for the individuals we serve.

“The NeuroRestorative Heroes program is a great way to recognize and thank our valued employees,” said Bill Duffy, NeuroRestorative President. “On behalf of everyone at NeuroRestorative, I want to thank all of our passionate and dedicated employees and congratulate this quarter’s NeuroRestorative Heroes.”

 Q3 NeuroRestorative Heroes:

Shawna Fisher, Referrals and Admissions Coordinator, NeuroRestorative

As an admissions coordinator, Shawna works tirelessly to achieve approvals and funding for the individuals we serve. She does this with compassion and deep understanding of the impact that brain injury has, not only on the individual, but also on their family and friends. A family member of an individual we serve recently wrote in to express her appreciation for the hard work and compassion Shawna exhibited while assisting them. The family member stated, “Ms. Fisher is definitely a great asset to NeuroRestorative and represents your company with a superior standard. She was very personable, detailed, and knowledgeable. She made us feel as though we were her first priority.”

“Shawna makes it her personal mission to do everything in her power to ensure these individuals receive the care and services they need and deserve. She is a shining star; a hero!,” said Victoria Harding, Vice President of Development, NeuroRestorative.

Sheila Isom, Rehabilitation Specialist, NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge

Sheila is an extraordinary Rehabilitation Specialist in Benton, Arkansas. A team player, Sheila always steps in to provide assistance when needed. She accepts any challenge placed before her–a stressful situation or unforeseen complications–with unwavering resolve and a positive attitude. In fact, everything she does is with a smile. It does not go unnoticed that she treats everyone around her with respect, warmth, and patience. Sheila’s passion and commitment to serving others make her a NeuroRestorative Hero.

“She embodies what it means to be a direct care staff. She’s wonderful,” said Abigail Cooper, Administrative Assistant, NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge.

Timothy Hoste, Area Director of Vocational Services, NeuroRestorative Michigan 

Tim is an invaluable asset to the NeuroRestorative program in Warren, Michigan. He is a dedicated employee who often volunteers to accomplish tasks outside of his day-to-day responsibilities. During a recent IT switchover, Tim worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone had the tools they needed to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Tim also oversees the maintenance and safety protocols of the four buildings in the program. Tim’s peers say he is extremely patient and always willing to help.

“Tim is selfless with his time. He displays patience and kindness while expecting nothing in return,” said Pearl Write, Program Director, NeuroRestorative Michigan.

Carolyn Maze, Licensed Practical Nurse, NeuroRestorative Carbondale

Carolyn has focused on improving the lives of people around her since becoming a nurse in 1987. She is relentless in her pursuit to provide exemplary care to the individuals she serves, their family members and her co-workers. Her colleagues describe her as extremely dedicated and always willing to assist with any task without hesitation. Carolyn is excellent at building rapport and professional relationships. The individuals she serves are always excited to see her, and she seems to know exactly what they need on any given day.

“It has been my privilege to work with Carol for the past ten years. She is always ready to assist and puts forth her best at all times,” said Rhonda Melvin, RN, NeuroRestorative Carbondale.