EWU Occupational Therapy Program awards “Fieldwork Educator of the Year” to St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s Barbie Cox

June 13, 2015
Spokane, WA

Barbie Cox, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician, is Eastern Washington University Occupational Therapy Program's Fieldwork Educator of the Year, 2014-2015. The award recognizes and honors Barbie for her dedication to teaching excellence. She has been with St. Luke's for more than 10 years.

"Barbie is known throughout our continuum as a mentor to both students and current staff members," said Sara Ambrose, Inpatient Manager of Rehabilitation Services at St. Luke's. "Her expertise in the areas of spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke is unsurpassed. Her positive attitude and ability to put patients and staff/students at ease make her an excellent teacher." 

Barbie was nominated by one of her students. "She has provided me with a mental framework for how to 'become' and 'be' a therapist that a textbook simply could never teach."

About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
The region's largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke's provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke's is accredited by Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at 10 locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke's visit:

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