Lisa Hosfeld, of Buckhannon, has been named director of Rehabilitation Services at the Broaddus Healthcare Complex, overseeing both the in-patient and out-patient occupational, physical and speech therapy patients departments.
Hosfeld joined Broaddus' Total Therapy Center as a certified speech therapist in 2010.
"I now enjoy working with all three of our excellent therapy departments, which provide a full-range of services to residents of the region," she said in a news release.
A graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Hosfeld received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State University. She has worked with all ages of patients, with experience in the Birth to Three program, experience in the Upshur and Lewis county school systems and with adult and geriatric populations in a variety of settings. She has received specialized training for patients suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and with feeding/swallowing disorders.
"There are so many opportunities that we can pursue as a team," Hosfeld said. "We can work together to treat individuals to improve function in all areas of daily life, such as communication, memory skills, feeding and swallowing, walking, dressing and using adaptive equipment so that our patients can achieve their maximum potential. For example, a patient who has had a stroke can come to Broaddus Rehab for all three therapies to regain function and develop new skills to compensate for any deficits.
"It is a very unique atmosphere at Broaddus because we are able to provide services for all ages in both in-patient and out-patient situations. We really have the opportunity to improve a patient's quality of life."
Jeff Powelson, CEO of the Broaddus Medical Complex, said the leaders and staff members are pleased with the announcement.
"We are very excited to have Hosfeld lead this well-qualified team of therapists that will continue to provide vital services to Broaddus Hospital, the Total Therapy Center and Mansfield Place patients," Powelson said. "We will be focusing on growth opportunities while continuing to offer the best possible care."