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
Emily Hayek, CNA - Acute Care
Emily is always going above and beyond to help us nurses and the patients. You can always count on her!
The patients really enjoy the time she spends with them. She is one step ahead of us and always wearing a smile. We know things get done, and that takes the stress off all of us.
She is very caring and kind to everyone. She is very deserving of the VCHS Gold Star Award.
Congratulations, Emily! You are a Gold Star!