Columbus Community Hospital Honored by Creighton University
Hospitals aren’t just places to heal the sick and treat the injured. Hospitals are also places to learn how to practice health care. Columbus Community Hospital was recently recognized by Creighton University as a great place for Doctor of Physical Therapy students to learn about patient care. Creighton’s Department of Physical Therapy Clinical Education named the Columbus Community Hospital Rehabilitative Services Department a Site of Excellence.
CCH was selected because of its strong support of Creighton’s Clinical Education program, according to Kelly Nelson, assistant professor of physical therapy. Nelson said several students at different levels of their education are welcomed into the clinical program at Columbus Community Hospital every year. According to Nelson, another factor is the broad range of rehabilitative services provided by CCH, including physical therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, and therapy for kids through the Wiggles and Giggles program.
“We count on partners like Columbus Community Hospital to help our students learn how to care for patients with a variety of needs,” said Nelson. “Our students consistently tell us that CCH provides a valuable experience at all stages of the clinical education process.”
“We’re honored to be recognized by Creighton as a Site of Excellence,” said Doug Janssen, director of rehabilitative services at Columbus Community Hospital. “And we’re committed to helping students develop the skills they’ll need to care for their future patients.”
Columbus Community Hospital is the only Nebraska hospital to receive the Site of Excellence Award for 2012. The award will be presented April 10, 2012.