Peninsula Home Care Salutes Occupational Therapists for Improving Health Care Across the Nation

Published on - April 9, 2018

“Outstanding OT of the Year” Honored in 2 Peninsula Home Care (PHC) Branch Offices

SALISBURY, MD – Getting dressed for the day, making a cup of coffee and texting a friend – pretty simple tasks that don’t require much effort or concentration.  That is until an illness, surgery or disability gets in the way.  This is when Occupational Therapy becomes the solution. 

“Occupational therapists focus on “doing” whatever activities are meaningful to the individual,” said Nancy Bagwell, Peninsula Home Care Area Director of Operations.  “The purpose of OT is to help people get beyond problems to the solutions that assure healthy, more independent living.  These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task; changes to the surroundings or helping individuals alter their own behaviors.”

Excellence at work in Salisbury, Ocean Pines and Seaford – “OT of the Year”

Peninsula Home Care is recognizing two occupational therapists as “Outstanding OT of the Year” for their work and dedication to the patients they serve. 

Miranda Wood - Salisbury/Ocean Pines BranchMiranda Wood – Salisbury/Ocean Pines Branch

Miranda joined the Maryland PHC team in August, 2016.  As a certified occupational therapy assistant, she educates patients about techniques to make daily living tasks at home easier. Miranda has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Delaware Technical Community College. She is a member of Phi Theta Cappa honor Society and Magna Cum Laude and actively participates in her local church as a Sunday school teacher. Her favorite part of working in home care is assisting the patients one-on-one.

What her colleagues have to say about her…

  • “Miranda is caring, reliable and has great clinical skills. She likes to collaborate and is a good communicator with her team.”
  • “Through creative thinking, she developed some adaptive equipment for some of her patients.”
  • “Miranda is always flexible with her schedule which directly benefits her patients and other clinicians.”

Helen Serrano - Seaford BranchHelen Serrano – Seaford Branch

Helen joined the PHC team as an occupational therapist in January of 2015.  She brings 16 years of experience to the job after working for eight years as an internship coordinator, clinician and college instructor and another eight years as a senior occupational therapist in London, England.  Helen earned her bachelor of science in occupational therapy and doctor of dental medicine and was awarded “Best Occupational Therapist” as an intern.  She enjoys working with patients in their home environment and finds it very fulfilling to see patients achieve goals and complete everyday tasks in their own homes. 

What her colleagues have to say about her…

  • “Helen exemplifies professionalism through her clinical expertise, excellent customer service and investment in patient outcomes.” 
  • “A great mentor, Helen is kind, approachable, a team player and dedicated to occupational therapy.”
  • “Helen went out of her way to set up a multidiscipline plan to make sure her patient could get in and out of her home for necessary doctor appointments

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About Peninsula Home Care

Providing skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care ensures that all patients are involved in their plan of care and strives to give them every opportunity to maintain their independence in the home. The agency has served more than 50,000 patients in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. In 2017, PHC and PHCN were designated as Preferred Home Care Provider by Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Nanticoke Health Services.


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