She is now available to provide physical therapy services to patients at the medical center. She primarily will be providing services to patients who are recovering from strokes, neurological problems and orthopedic injuries.
Cerqueira completed her undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University and earned her bachelor's degree in 1998 and her master's degree in physical therapy in 2000, both from the University of Louisville.
Before coming to Ephraim McDowell, Cerqueira worked in outpatient acute care, long-term care and home health. She and her husband, John, live in Danville with their two daughters, Riley, 3, and Maggie, 1.
Speech language pathologist joins staff
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services has added a new speech language pathologist to its team of occupational, physical and speech therapists.
Mandi Back, a licensed speech language pathologist, is now available to provide speech therapy services to individuals of all ages. She primarily will work with outpatients at McDowell Wellness Center but also will be available to provide inpatient therapy services as needed to patients at the medical center.
Speech therapy services that Back will provide include speech evaluation and treatment, language evaluation and treatment, voice evaluation and treatment and swallowing studies. She also will provide articulation therapy to stroke patients.
Back earned her bachelor's degree in 2003 and her master's degree in communication disorders in 2005. She earned both degrees from the University of Kentucky.
Before coming to Ephraim McDowell, Back worked in long-term care. She and her husband, Brandon, live in Lexington but plan to relocate to Danville in the near future.
Coulter honored at Boyle Detention Center
Deputy Robert Coulter has been named the employee of the month for January at the Boyle County Detention Center.
He has been employed at the detention center since November 2003.
"Deputy Coulter is a very dedicated employee," said Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon. "The detention center is very fortunate to have him as a valued employee."
Craig named executive director of Quest
Linda Craig has been named executive director of Quest Community Services Inc., which operates an adult day health care center in Lincoln County.
Craig, who has 33 years of experience as a registered nurse, received her bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and has experience in long-term care, intensive care and telemetry care units. She is a retired health sciences teacher with Clinton County Area Technology Center in Albany. She also holds a current nursing home administrator's license.
Ephraim McDowell Health announces three new board members
Ephraim McDowell Health has announced three new members of its board of directors. They are: Dr. John H. Lacy, vice president of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Medical Staff; Dr. Rod Bates, a physician who practices in Stanford; and Judy Hammons, a Stanford resident.
Lacy is a board-certified general surgeon who practices at 130 Daniel Drive in Danville. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Louisville and is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
He is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Danville and previously served on the Board of Directors for Heart of Kentucky United Way and the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Cindi, have a 16-year-old son, Ash, and a 14-year-old daughter, Khaki.
Bates is a board-certified family practice physician who has practiced in Lincoln County since 1972. He practices at The Doctor's Office, located at 116 Metker Trail in Stanford, and is on the medical staff at Fort Logan Hospital. He lives in Lincoln County with his wife, Cindy, and has four children, three step-children and five grandchildren.
Bates is a member of Stanford Baptist Church and supports Lincoln County's sports programs by providing free physicals to all middle school and high school athletes. He also is the long-time team physician for the Lincoln County High School football team.