Norton native Dan Kelleher received the 2014 Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions during the Boston health sciences graduate school’s commencement ceremonies in May.
who graduated in May with Doctor of Physical Therapy from the health sciences
graduate school, was recognized by his clinical instructor for his high level
of critical thinking and clinical decision making, his tireless efforts to
advocate for his patients, and his ability to communicate with members of the
health care team in a professional and respectful manner—all with the goal to
optimize his patients’ experiences and outcomes.
epitomizes all the qualities of the Ionta Award, and we know he will continue
to foster these skills as he develops as a physical therapist,” said Clinical
Assistant Professor Anne McCarthy Jacobson, DPT, MS, NCS.
Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and
interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, entry-level,
post-professional, and PhD programs in nursing, occupational
assistant studies, and speech-language
pathology, as well as health
professions education and rehabilitation
sciences. An affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,300
students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert
practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational
settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its
1977 founding, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools
and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and
the school has been included for the past several years as a Great College to
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