Jennifer Schaub Receives Friends of Nursing Award

Jennifer Schaub works as a physical therapist at the Mercy Rehab Center. She was the recipient of the October 2019 Friends of Nursing Award! The following description of Jen was written by one of Jen’s patients:

I met Jennifer Schaub while attending physical therapy for both my medical issues throughout the years, from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the 11 surgeries I have had in the past seven years. Due to the TBI, I have suffered from very severe anxiety and have had trouble expressing my thoughts over the past 19 years.

Jen has always been very patient and understanding with me. She takes the time to help me feel calm and always explains things in ways I can understand, even if that means she needs to explain things in multiple different ways. I never feel like I am treated like less of a person or talked down to by her.

I was very nervous to start at yet another new medical facility; Jen made it a million times easier than I ever expected it to be. She always encourages me to try new things that I don’t think I’m capable of doing. Whether I accomplish or fail at those things, Jen always gives me praise for at least trying.

Jen always tries to accommodate my appointment times with my transportation availability, even if that means cutting her lunch hour short. She knows that I no longer drive due to my medical issues from the TBI.

I am certain I would not be where I am today physically, mentally, or emotionally if I hadn’t been blessed by her coming into my life when she did. Her job may be a physical therapist, but she is so much more than that and she goes above and beyond what is expected of her. I will forever be beyond thankful for Jen.

Katy Vallie

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