AUBURN_ Nationwide, hospitals and leading medical organizations are shifting the way they keep medical records to better serve patients. These data storage solutions are safe, reliable, and provide more up-to-the-minute and real time confidential record keeping. In this technology-based era, having instant access to medical records and pertinent patient information can help therapists quickly and efficiently access the vital information they need to treat a patient.
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The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 and March 9 at UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, and from 10 a.m. to noon March 2 at St. Vincent Hospital, 1 Eaton Place, Worcester.
South County Physical Therapy was founded in 1985 by Cathy Hoover-Smith, with a staff of two, including her. Today, the practice has six locations — Auburn, Worcester, two in Westboro, Millbury and Charlton — and 82 employees, including 32 physical therapists. The practice has experienced a 20 percent growth in the last five years, and the company is approaching 1 million in total patient visits. Eric Cardin has worked for the last 10 years. He is a native of Middleboro, and received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in physical therapy from Boston University.
AUBURN _ Many people began the New Year with intentions of incorporating a healthier way of living into their lives. In the United States alone, 44 percent of Americans (the same percentage as 2014) made resolutions to make a change to their current lifestyle, according to a poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, a large percentage of those people who made resolutions to engage in a healthier lifestyle did not keep their resolutions.
AUBURN _ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that emergency rooms have seen an increase among children and adolescents in traumatic brain injuries by upwards of 60 percent within the past decade.
In many ways, technology improves our lives every day. We can pay bills with the tap of our fingers and a slide of the thumb. We make reservations for dinner, gather shopping lists, and stay connected with family and friends both near and far. Technology has impacted our lives in everything we do. If we leave the lights on, there is an app for turning them off remotely. We forget a birthday, a meeting, or to let the cat out and we can ask Siri to “Remind me every day at 9 p.m. to let Mr. Snuggles out.” In a fast-paced world, technology can keep us connected and on task.
AUBURN _ According to a recent report by U.S. News and World Report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that job sector growth in the physical therapy field will increase by 36 percent by 2022. It also reported that it expects to see an addition of 73,500 physical therapy jobs nationwide.
A huge thank you to our patients for naming South County Physical Therapy, Inc. the Best Physical Therapy Clinic in the Millbury Sutton Chronicle’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!
We are grateful to all of our patients for making us their number one choice for physical therapy in the region. For close to 30 years we have been dedicated to providing our patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. Our dedicated therapists spend countless hours on continuing education, mentoring, and ongoing staff development.
AUBURN _ The need for coats, hats, and mittens for those less fortunate continues to grow each year, and it truly takes a community to make a marked difference.
South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT), an organization with deep roots in the Central Massachusetts community, has not lost sight of those in need. Through the goodness of its team, SCPT has inspired an annual Hat and Mitten Drive that will enter its second year this season. According to SCPT staff member Mary Haglund, the event began rather informally in 2011 with staff members donating hats and mittens to a few local social service organizations serving those less fortunate.
AUBURN _ In 2012, the staff at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) in Auburn began quietly collecting non-perishable food for the non-profit, Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. (AYFS) in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. What began as a casual initiative two years ago has blossomed into a company-wide and spirited holiday tradition that has grown exponentially.