Each day, we see colleagues doing amazing things that reflect our Northern Arizona Healthcare Values. Colleagues doing outstanding work are nominated for the L.O.V., or "Living Our Values," Award. A committee of NAH colleagues from across the system reviews all nominations to select monthly honorees and quarterly champions.
The following L.O.V. honoree distinguished herself by living NAH Values, specifically, Do amazing work. Thanks and congratulations to Cheri!
Cheri Raimonde, PT
Value: Do amazing work
Cheri is the amazing talent behind much of what EntireCare Sedona does for the patients and communities we serve. For example, she initiated EntireCare’s Neuro Boot Camp, designed for patients who have suffered a stroke. Here, patients receive six hours of treatment, six days a week for physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, she helped form the More Power Mondays intensive Parkinson’s program, which is invaluable to those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Cheri’s most recent development (besides celebrating her 10-year anniversary at NAH and running 50 miles on her 50th birthday) is the pursuit of advanced training as a certified manual lymphedema specialist; working with a team to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation model for patients before and after cancer treatment. Recently, Cheri became a member of the breast program leadership council, working side by side with Beth DuPree, MD, and Occupational Therapist Teanna Hall, and lecturing in various parts of the country. This has paved the way for professionals in other disciplines, such as speech therapy, to become more involved in cancer care and take it to the next level.
In addition, Cheri has been instrumental in developing a way for patients to be fitted for compression garments immediately in clinic rather than referring them to online providers. In one case, she assisted a patient who had no funding for compression garments; working with various NAH departments to make sure the patient got what he needed at no cost to him. She has streamlined the evaluation process for patients who need compression garments so there is no delay in their care.
Cheri is a quiet force working for the betterment of our communities; constantly evolving and innovating. This is what makes her stand out as she consistently lives NAH values every day.