Nicole MacDonald, PTA
Where do you work?
I work as the manager of outpatient services in East Greenville.
What one word best describes you?
What motivates you?
What specialty certifications do you hold?
- Physical Therapy Assistant with Indirect Supervision License
- Certified Clinical Instructor
What goals do you have in your work?
My goal is to continue to motivate my patients and colleagues through positive reinforcements, leading by example and genuine appreciation.
What attracted you to a career in healthcare?
After a close friend suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, I saw the subsequent intensive inpatient rehabilitation stay he endured, including physical and occupational therapy. Inspired by that, I wanted to enter a career field where I could help people in that same fashion.
Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?
After completing a seven week clinical affiliation at a Good Shepherd outpatient satellite location, I knew this was the organization I wanted to join. I valued that the therapists were not only given the opportunity to provide 1:1 attention to their patients, but rather it was a way of life.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of Good Shepherd?
I enjoy field hockey, photography and family life, including my two young daughters.
Why should patients INSIST on Good Shepherd?
Our top priority was, is and always will be our patients. When you come to any Good Shepherd location, there is no doubt that we, the therapists, do what is in the best interest of our patients.
What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?
To me it means that our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but rather how we react to what happens to us. Many, if not all, Good Shepherd patients can attest to this. We hold the tools to providing the community with compassionate, consistent and quality-skilled therapy services that patients can not only rely on, but can expect.