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Upstate physical therapist named health care professional of the year

Upstate Medical University physical therapist Mindy Heath has been named Health Care Professional of the Year. The honors comes from New York State United Teachers.

Already armed with an undergraduate degree from SUNY Oswego, Heath enrolled in Upstate’s College of Health Professions, earned her doctorate in physical therapy and shortly after joined Upstate’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff. She joined Upstate in 2014. She also volunteers as an EMT for the Minetto Fire Department.

Heath’s coworkers and supervisors praised her work and her dedication to her patients.

Said Melissa Murphy: Mindy is a hard-working member of the Acute Care Team at Upstate University Hospital.  She demonstrates dedication and compassion while providing skilled quality care to her patients.”

Lori Holmes also praised applauded Mind's honor: “Mindy is a skilled, dedicated physical therapist. She seeks to provide the highest quality of care to her patients and ensures their rehabilitation needs are met to allow them to reach their goals.”

Of Heath's work ethic, NYSUT offered: “Through an unprecedented global pandemic; a personal battle with breast cancer; and raising three children, Heath has continually proved her steadfast support for her union and unwavering dedication to providing high-quality care for her patients."