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Medical center considers adding occupational therapist to staff


Petersburg Medical Center CEO Liz Woodyard announced that the hospital is considering hiring an occupational therapist to replace physical therapist Leslie Stancliff who announced her retirement from the facility.

“One of the things we’ve looked at as far as services is what are our needs and I think an exciting opportunity for us is to look at is perhaps hiring an occupational therapist instead of a physical therapist,” Woodyard said.

Physical Therapy Manager Ellie van Swearingen explained the role of an occupational therapist as opposed to physical therapists.

“Occupational therap...

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