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2014 Joseph Beatus Award for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

  • Congratulations! Christy McLellan (Class of 2014) -- the first recipient of the Joseph Beatus Award


    DR. Michel Rabel, Interim Chair/Associate Professor,  presents award to Christy McLellan  

    This award is given in honor of Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD.  Dr. Beatus 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. 

    Christy McLellan was chosen because she exemplified or demonstrated the following characteristics of excellence in patient-centered care: 

    • Strived to provide high-quality, effective, patient-centered care;
    • Strived to determine the patient’s personal goals, needs, and values and incorporates these into the physical therapy plan of care;
    • Strived to establish a relationship with the patient that has a positive impact on the outcome of the patient’s plan of care;
    • Strived to consider the cost effectiveness of patient care, as well as, patient satisfaction; and
    • Strived to provide creative, holistic, hands-on patient care.