First-Ever Good Shepherd Innovation Grants Recipients Named

October 22, 2021

Good Shepherd Innovation Grants

Good Shepherd made history this month in announcing the first-ever recipients of the Good Shepherd Innovation Grants, a game-changing program that invests significantly in idea generation for team members at both Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

The program sets out to harness team members’ enthusiasm, natural curiosity and deep dedication, with the ultimate goals of stimulating innovation, increasing collaboration and imagining projects that improve care, define the future of rehabilitation or improve key business practices.

The following team members from Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Good Shepherd Penn Partners are the first-ever recipients. Recipients hail from inpatient and outpatient settings in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia regions.

Good Shepherd Innovation Grants Recipients

Jennifer Schueck-Plominski (The Hyland Center for Health & Technology, South Allentown)

  • Idea: Pediatric Intensive Rehabilitation (OT/PT/SLP)
  • Grant: New Program/Service

Cora Hook (Good Shepherd Rehabilitation – CedarPointe)

  • Idea: Introducing Art-based Therapy Approaches Across Disciplines: A Series of Pilot Projects
  • Grant: New Program/Service

Allison Cole (Project Lead) and Laura Reichl (The Hyland Center for Health & Technology, South Allentown)

  • Idea: Revitalizing Assistive Technology in Outpatient Neurorehabilitation
  • Grant: New Program/Service

Susan Bates (Project Lead), Linda Bollinger and Katrina Pidstawski (Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Recreational Therapy)

  • Idea: Adaptive Sports Program
  • Grant: New Program/Service

Scott Moynihan (Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Co-Lead) and Michael Piercey (Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Co-Lead)

  • Idea: Performance Improvement at Good Shepherd
  • Grant: New Program/Service
  • Joint Project

Carolyn Fitzgerald (Project Lead), Joe Adler, Daniel Wu and Cassandra Deitrick (The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Acute Therapy)

  • Idea: Innovative Pressure Mapping and Positioning to Promote Progressive Mobility for Patients with Known Pressure Injuries
  • Grant: Clinical Innovation

Michael Post (Penn Therapy & Fitness, Radnor)

  • Idea: Podcast
  • Grant: New Program/Service

“A heartfelt congratulations to all of our first cycle of Innovation Grant recipients,” said Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network President & CEO Michael Spigel, PT, MHA, and Good Shepherd Penn Partners Executive Director Jessica Cooper, MS, in announcing the recipients. “Your curiosity, drive and passion for each of your projects is inspiring. We genuinely look forward to where your grant work takes you.”