Lynn Hertel, OTR, recognized by Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association

October 21, 2008

Lynn Hertel, OTR, Ministry Health Care, was recognized with the Award of Distinction – in Clinical Education and Mentoring from the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) at a WOTA conference in Stevens Point on September 12.

WOTA works to improve and advance the practice of occupational therapy. This award honors members who have demonstrated a long commitment of service (10 years or more) to the profession and have made outstanding contributions in two of the following areas: leadership, education, practice or research. The member is nominated by a colleague and the nomination is then approved by the WOTA board.

“Lynn has brought leadership, wisdom and professionalism while maintaining the essence of what occupational therapy really is,” said colleague Lori Kramer, OTR. “She has proved herself as an educator, a mentor, a co-worker in addition to a very knowledgeable occupational therapist. She is an advocate for her patients and for her colleagues.”

Hertel has lived in the area for 31 years and has been employed with Howard Young Medical Center for 25 years. She and husband Bruce F. Hertel, MD, pathologist at HYMC, have three children.

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