Commitment to Patient-Centered Care
“I firmly believe in letting my patients have a voice and advocating on their behalf when they cannot. I commit myself to spend adequate time and energy getting to know my patients to learn how to provide the best education, resources, and support that they need. I’ve found that when patients feel seen and heard, they are more motivated to accomplish goals.”
Margaret “Maggie” graduated from The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, a nationally accredited program in Therapeutic Recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Specialists are trained to help individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral disabilities restore, remediate, and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence, promote health and wellness, provide education, and eliminate barriers to participation in life. Maggie chose Hennepin Healthcare to complete her internship and was hired as a full-time staff member upon completion of her program. She has experience working with patients with brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injury, and other physical and cognitive diagnoses. Maggie works primarily at Knapp Rehabilitation Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as with the Traumatic Brain Injury Outpatient Program.
- National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
- American Therapeutic Recreation Association
“In my free time, I love to be surrounded by my family and friends. I enjoy hiking, camping, playing sports, traveling, lounging on a beach, reading, jigsaw puzzles, pretending I’m a photographer, and eating.”