OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Mercy physical therapists have been recognized statewide as clinical instructors of the year by the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association for their service on the faculty of physical therapy programs in Oklahoma.
Mark Brown won the title from Langston University. David Johnson was awarded the title from the University of Oklahoma (OU). There are only two titles given in the state each year.
“What makes Mark and David exceptional is their ability to effectively communicate treatment goals to their patients,” said David Huslig, Director of Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy for Mercy Edmond I-35. “They emphasize to students that collaborative communication is a key element in patient care.”
Brown and Johnson were nominated separately for clinical instructor of the year by former students they mentored from OU and Langston during a 10 week internship program. Both were formally honored during a recent statewide meeting of physical therapists in Oklahoma.
“We’re often the last stop on the train before these students start their careers,” said Brown. “It’s nice to play such an integral role in their development as physical therapists.”
Brown is a physical therapist at Mercy Therapy Services – Edmond I-35, and Johnson is a physical therapist at Mercy Therapy Services – Edmond Eastern.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.