The Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in the Rehabilitation Services Department provide a full-range of services for inpatients, outpatients and home health care clients of all ages.
Chris earned her master's of science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 1990. She has been employed by Franciscan Health Rensselaer since 1995, currently working as the Director of Rehabilitation Services. Chris is the team leader for the Fall Prevention committee, as well as a member of the Hospital's Quality and Safety team and Quality Council. She is a past-president of the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association and currently sits on the Indiana Falls Prevention Coalition.
Charlene is a 1997 graduate of South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She earned an associate of science degree in Occupational Therapy and been employed with Franciscan Health Rensselaer since 1999. Char is the primary occupational therapy provider for outpatients at the KV Health Centre and home health care clients in northern Jasper and Newton counties. She is a former Northwest District Director for the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association.
Erin is a 1999 graduate of Indiana University's School of Occupational Therapy. She is the Director of Occupational Therapy and has been employed by Franciscan Health Rensselaer since 2000. In addition to her other patients, Erin has over 10 years of experience working with pediatric clients with a wide range of diagnoses, including developmental delay, Autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing issues. She is the former Secretary for the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association.
Erin graduated from Indiana University's School of Occupational Therapy in 2001. She has been employed by Franciscan Health Rensselaer since earning her degree. Erin is the Fieldwork Educator to occupational therapy students performing clinical rotations at Franciscan Health Rensselaer . In addition, Erin has a practice emphasis in hand therapy. She also performs the Cognitive Behavioral Driving Inventory (CBDI).
Carly is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, earning an associate of science degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to joining the Franciscan Health Rensselaer Rehabilitation Services department in 2007, Carly worked in the long term care setting. She is the primary occupational therapy provider for inpatients as Franciscan Health Rensselaer .
Amanda earned her master's of Occupational Therapy in 2010 from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Prior to advancing her education, she was a special education teacher. Amanda joined Franciscan Health Rensselaer in 2010 and treats a variety of adults, as well as children with motor and sensory difficulties.
Working closely with the primary and specialty physicians, Occupational Therapy is designed to maximize the patient's return to independence and productivity in the shortest time possible. A full range of Occupational Therapy Services is now offered at these locations:
Franciscan Health Rensselaer , Rensselaer, Phone: (219) 866-5141, extension 2152
KV Health Centre, Wheatfield & DeMotte Area, Phone: (219) 956-4000