Nascentia Health Physical Therapist Honored with Excellence in Healthcare Award

Nascentia Health employee Patrick Remenicky, PT, CWS, MLD-C (middle) accepts the 2017 Physical Therapist of the Year Award from JoAnn Raker, MSN, RN, director of clinical education and informatics, Nascentia Health (left) and Scott Brennan, vice president of business development, Bankers Healthcare Group (right). Photo courtesy of Ana Gil-Taylor Photography.

Nascentia Health employee Patrick Remenicky, PT, CWS, MLD-C, was presented with the Physical Therapist of the Year Award at the 6th Annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Presented by Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc., the Business Journal News Network and BizEventz, the Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize Central New York health care industry leaders, innovators and companies who have made a significant impact on the quality of health care and services throughout the community. Specifically, the Physical Therapist of the Year Award honors a physical therapist whose job performance is considered commendable by patients and colleagues.

In nominating Remenicky as Physical Therapist of the Year, Kimberly Graf, vice president of public relations & corporate communications, Nascentia Health, cited his commitment to finding innovative solutions for remaining relevant in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

“From the moment Mr. Remenicky joined the Nascentia Health team, he exuded an enthusiasm and drive uniquely his own,” Graf said. “His tireless dedication to achieving outstanding patient outcomes is truly admirable, and his exceptional clinical expertise has made him an asset to our system.”

Remenicky has been a physical therapist for 21 years and a certified wound specialist for 16 years. He began his career with Nascentia Health in 2003 and was recognized as the system’s Clinician of the Year in 2015. He has presented at various symposia across the country, including The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (2016) and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Children at Risk Conference (2017), and serves as a guest speaker/instructor for doctoral physical therapy students at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition, he is a certified MOAB® (Management of Aggressive Behavior) Trainer and recently achieved certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD-C).

“As a home health care practitioner, I work hand-in-hand with my colleagues and with physicians, clinics and hospitals across the state,” Remenicky said. “This collaborative approach is essential to achieving positive patient outcomes, and my receipt of this award is merely a reflection of that teamwork.”

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