Patty Hoffman is only 19th occupational therapist in the country to receive certification.
CHERRY HILL, N.J., August 27, 2015 – Patricia “Patty” Hoffman, BS, OTR, BCG of Cherry Hill is the first in the state of New Jersey and only the 19th in the United States to receive board certification in gerontology from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
“It was a long 15 months in the works, but I am happy to have this board certification to show my dedication to the population I love. ”
Hoffman is an Occupational Therapist providing clinically excellent care to older adults at FOX Rehabilitation. She has proven herself as a leader at the practice, as she also serves as Director of Dementia Clinical Services, Regional Mentor, Fieldwork Educator, and Regional Quality Assurance Liaison.
“Taking on this project was an opportunity for me to really focus my professional development in a way recognized by my national association,” Hoffman said. “It was a long 15 months in the works, but I am happy to have this board certification to show my dedication to the population I love. I am looking forward to working with other colleagues, helping them achieve this certification as well.”
“FOX has always emphasized and encouraged the ongoing professional development of all of our employees,” said Dr. Travis King, PT, DPT, GCS, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Professional Development at FOX Rehabilitation. “We are thrilled to see Patty accomplish this incredibly rare achievement and are even more excited that she can now help other FOX clinicians gain this certification going forward.”
Gerontology Board Certification is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated the capacity for meeting identified criteria that reflect advanced occupational therapy practice in the area of gerontology through a peer-reviewed reflective portfolio process.
“Knowing that it was a peer review process makes it valuable in that those already deemed experts in the field view my accomplishments at this highest level,” said Hoffman.
“Patty is another fantastic example of FOX’s endless pursuit towards clinical excellence,” said Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, Founder and CEO. “Our nation’s older adults deserve the best and we are dedicated and committed to delivering on that value proposition.”
FOX is home to the largest consolidated group of physical therapist Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialists in the nation. It’s also the first private practice in the nation to house an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) accredited Geriatric Residency Program in Physical Therapy.
“At FOX, we are dedicated to the professional development of our clinicians,” said Robyn Kurilko, PT, DPT, CCI, Chief Clinical Operations Officer. “I am proud of Patty and her accomplishments not only in this achievement but also in her commitment that she has to her patients and this practice every day.”
About FOX Rehabilitation
FOX is a high growth entrepreneurial private practice. Fox was built on the strong clinical foundation of Geriatric House Calls™, and throughout its growth, the practice has stayed true to its mission of rehabilitating lives by believing in the strength of people. Diversification has included acute, post-acute and outpatient. FOX is a professional private practice of physical, occupational, and speech therapists that provide proactive evidence based intervention whether in hospital, post-acute center, home, senior living communities or outpatient. Our clinicians provide clinically excellent care and are given the autonomy they need to help patients to achieve what they once thought impossible. For more, see www.foxrehab.org.
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