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Centrex Rehab Employee Katie J. Qualifies for World Championships!

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized at Oct 4, 2017

Centrex Rehab’s very own Katie J., PTA, Anoka, competed in the US Nationals for Triathlon in Olympic Long Distance in Nebraska the weekend of August 12th 2017.  Katie’s finish qualified her for the World Championships in 2018 in the 30-34 age group taking place in Australia!

I was able to catch up with Katie after her competition and she was gracious enough to answer some questions about competing triathlons and her awesome accomplishment.

As someone who has never competed triathlons, my curiosity was greatly peaked about what goes into competing triathlons.  Below are some of the questions I asked Katie.  The font which is italicized are Katie’s answers.

  1. How long have you been a triathlete, and what drew you to competing in triathlons?

    I have been a triathlete for 7 years.  I was a collegiate athlete in soccer and track. After college, I was looking for something to do athletically, and 7 years ago a girlfriend asked if I wanted to do a triathlon. The triathlons give me something to do and train for.   Since that first triathlon, we usually compete in 4 – 5 triathlons together each year.

  2. Was the US Nationals in Nebraska, the first US Nationals you competed in for Olympic distance?

    This year’s US Nationals in Nebraska was the second US Nationals I competed in.  The World championships in Australia in 2018, is the first Worlds I have qualified for.

  3. Of the swimming, biking and running, do you have a favorite?

    Swimming is the most challenging for me as I was not a competitive collegiate swimmer. I also had to relearn how I swam in order to compete in triathlons. Biking and running are something anyone can do.

  4. Do you have a particular training schedule you stick to, or does that vary?

    I do about 4 workouts a week normally, and amp those up 2 – 3 months before a triathlon. Weekends are for long bike rides and runs. Training biking and running together really helps lessen the “jelly legs” you get when you switch from one to another.

  5. Does each course that you compete have a quirk, or all they all pretty similar?

    Each course is roughly.92 miles for swims, 24 – 28 miles for biking and 5-6 miles for running. Training longer distances than what I compete helps in competition. (Officially, Olympic Long Distance Triathlon is composed of a 1500 m swim, 40 k Bike ride, and a 10 K run.)

  6. What are you most excited about in qualifying for the World championships next year in Australia?

    Everything!  The trip to Australia is going to be anniversary trip for my husband and myself. I am going to compete and then spend the next week relaxing and enjoying Australia!

Congratulations Katie and thank you very much in taking the time for the interview!  Centrex Rehab will be rooting for you in the World Championships!

written by Mary Tobias

Glow Magazine Article- Castle Peak

Posted in Blog, Published Articles, Uncategorized at Sep 8, 2017

Centrex Rehab is pleased to share an article about Castle Peak that was published in Glow magazine about aging gracefully. Please click the below link to access the article.

 

Glow magazine article – Castle Peak

Centrex Rehab is pleased to announce The EverActive Wellness Club was featured on the SAIL Seminar website

Posted in Blog, Company News, Uncategorized at Jul 12, 2017

The SAIL Program, Stay Active and Independent for Life, is one of the evidence-based falls prevention programs that is offered through Centrex Rehab’s EverActive Wellness Club. An excerpt of the article is below:

“SAIL Seminars provided the initial training for Centrex Rehab staff in 2013.  Centrex Rehab then began to disseminate SAIL into the community in 2014, in a few independent and Assisted Living Communities through their EverActive Wellness Club.  Centrex Rehab continued to expand the number of SAIL Programs; these programs can now be found in two Skilled Nursing Facilities, as well as sixteen Independent / Assisted Living Communities.”

The full article can be found at: http://www.sailseminars.com/centrex-rehab/

 

 

 

 

 

“Regulations That Misfire” on McKnight’s Long Term Care Blog

Posted in Uncategorized at Aug 28, 2015

Kristy Brown, Centrex Rehab’s President & CEO, wrote a guest column for McKnight’s Long-Term Care Blog in August titled “Regulations That Misfire”. The column discusses state regulations that do not work to support the healthcare community’s focus on the Triple Aim through the example of the state survey on Centrex Rehab’s agency status. An excerpt is below and the full column can be found here.

Regulations are a fact of life in the healthcare community – but can too many regulations prevent professionals from delivering on the promise of the Triple Aim? The goals of the Triple Aim are to provide better experiences of care for individuals, improve population health and reduce healthcare costs. That is what my agency expects of therapists and what we expect of management. It is a big part of our strategic plan as well as our business plan.

Then, along comes a state survey of our rehabilitation agency. Agency status allows us to go into sites such as adult day centers and assisted living communities. Once there, we can provide care through Medicare Part B and other payor sources because these care communities are not Medicare certified.
My company has had this agency status since 2002 and made it through all surveys deficiency free. With increased focus on the triple aim, we are attempting to meet the objectives set before us. This recent survey really opened my eyes to the need for regulations to be changed. 

Full time Float Physical Therapy Assistant, Minneapolis Area

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

 Centrex Rehab is hiring a Full Time Float, Physical Therapy Assistant

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community.

We are looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant with at least one year of experience to work full time during the week M-F 32-40 hours a week to help cover treatments are our various transitional care sites in the twin cities including Minneapolis, Hopkins, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Dassel, and Hastings.

You’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical PT team, competitive wages, health insurance, 3 weeks PTO, employee match retirement benefits as well as many other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest. Grow your career and enjoy what you do!

Full time Float OTR or COTA, Minneapolis Area

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

 Centrex Rehab is hiring a full time OT or COTA Float

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant with at least one year of experience to work full time during the week M-F 32-40 hours a week to help cover treatments are our various transitional care sites in the twin cities including Minneapolis, Hopkins, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Dassel, and Hastings.

You’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical OT team, competitive wages, health insurance, 3 weeks PTO, employee match retirement benefits as well as many other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest. Grow your career and enjoy what you do!

Occupational Therapist .50-1.0 postion at Spring Valley Care Center

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

 

Make a difference! Come join our experienced Therapy Team.  

Centrex Rehab is looking for a part time to full time Occupational Therapist to work at Spring Valley Care Center skilled nursing facility. Enjoy working in beautiful workspace with a friendly and knowledgeable team.

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community.

You’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical OT specialists, competitive wages, paid time off, as well as other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest. Grow your career and enjoy what you do!

 

 

Speech Therapist Full-time position between Mount Olivet Home and Ebenezer Care Center

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

Make a difference! Come join our experienced Speech Therapy Team. 

Centrex Rehab is looking for a Full Time Float Speech Therapist that thrives on variety and flexibility, is organized and able to work between multiple sites primarily transitional care and skilled nursing facilities. This position involves floating between Mount Olivet Care Center in South Minneapolis and Ebenezer Care Center in Minneapolis.

You\’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical speech specialist, competitive wages, health insurance, 3 weeks PTO, employee match retirement benefits, as well as many other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest.

Grow your career and enjoy what you do!

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community.

 

Full-time Speech Therapist position in the Minneapolis

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

Make a difference! Come join our experienced Speech Therapy Team. 

Centrex Rehab is looking for a Full Time Float Speech Therapist that thrives on variety and flexibility, is organized and able to work between multiple sites primarily transitional care and skilled nursing facilities in Bloomington, Minneapolis, Apple Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Burnsville, and Dassel.  This position will be based at MN Veteran’s Home part time and float between our other locations throughout the Twin Cities.

You’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical speech specialist, competitive wages, health insurance, 3 weeks PTO, employee match retirement benefits, as well as many other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest.

Grow your career and enjoy what you do!

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community.

 

Physical Therapist-Full Time Float

Posted in Uncategorized at Jan 21, 2013

Make a difference! Come join our experienced Physical Therapy

Centrex Rehab Services is looking for a Full Time Float Physical Therapist that thrives on variety and is flexible, organized and able to work between multiple sites primarily Centrex sites that include Transitional Care and Skilled Nursing facilities in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Apple Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, and Dassel.

Centrex Rehab is a rapidly growing company that focuses on providing quality comprehensive therapy services that enhance the lives of people in the community. 

Centrex Rehab offers excellent benefits and a great team environment! 

You’ll enjoy clinical support from our highly experienced clinical PT team, competitive wages, health insurance, 3 weeks PTO, employee match retirement benefits, as well as many other perks including internal/external CEUs.  Our focus on clinical development and quality sets us apart from the rest.

Grow your career and enjoy what you do!