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2019 Joseph Beatus Award-Kristina Hseih

  • Kristina Hseih is a 2019 graduate of the UMES Physical Therapy Program.  

    Kristina was awarded the Joseph Beatus Award for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care during the UMES Department of Physical Therapy graduation ceremony.

    The UMES Department of Physical Therapy Joseph Beatus Award for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care is given in honor of Dr. Beatus, who was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was an integral part of the program for 30 years, and retired in 2013.  The criteria for selection attempts to embody the treatment approach and style demonstrated by Dr. Beatus, who made a lasting impression on his students. For three decades, his philosophy of providing high-quality, effective, patient-centered care has been instilled in all of his students.

    Kristina's last two clinical experiences took place at the University of MD Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute and a Pelvic Health outpatient clinic named Restore Motion.

    Kristina was described by her clinical instructors as:

    • having the best temperament of any student they had encountered
    • being able to meet goals in 4 weeks that required students a full 12 weeks
    •  an absolute pleasure to work with; caring and compassionate
    • having the ability to relate and talk to their parents-making them feel at ease
    • being described as "the whole package"

    Congratulations Kristina! 

  • Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore