Speech therapists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of speech, voice, swallowing, and language disorders. We offer inpatient and outpatient speech therapy treatment to improve the qualities/mechanisms of the following:
- Language - includes comprehension as well as oral, written, graphic and manual expression
- Swallowing - this can include esophageal function for the purpose or referral to a medical professional
- Cognitive aspects of communication including attention, memory, problem solving, and executing functions
- Sensory awareness related to communication and swallowing
Gold Star Award
Regardless of the day, Nicole never waivers! She steps up and is always willing to help out both the Specialty Clinic and Medical Clinic if called upon. Although Nicole’s office is across the hallway and surrounded by Administrative and IT, she is always willing to lend help to take care of patients. “No” is not in Nicole’s vocabulary when it comes to helping out the team across the hallway. Nicole exemplifies integrity by always being professional in her patient care. She is VERY compassionate to all of her patients. She has an extra personal “touch” of TLC towards the patients she deals with. She always shows ownership for her work and won’t rest until the job is done and done right! She is very respectful to her patients, her co-workers and to the providers she works along side. Last but not least, she is very trustworthy! She is fair and truthful in all she does. Nicole’s willingness to help should be modeled by everyone at VCHS, and we are glad she is on our team!
Congratulations, Nicole! You are a Gold Shining Star!!