Lisa Wedman, PT, was recognized as the national Physical Therapist Hero of the Year by BAYADA Home Health Care. Chosen from among thousands of nominees, Lisa Wedman accepted the prestigious award for exemplifying the highest standards of care before nearly 2,400 employees at BAYADA’s Virtual Awards Weekend at Home on September 24. The award was presented by BAYADA CEO, David Baiada.
Lisa Wedman delivered in-home physical therapy services to BAYADA client Jack before he passed away. In the words of Jack’s wife Loretta, ”This is not a job for Lisa, this is a love she has for people. She had so much compassion….she was a joy to his heart.”
As a BAYADA physical therapist, Lisa helps seniors in the Sierra Vista region as they recover from injury or procedures, or manage chronic conditions at home. Examples of Lisa’s selfless care and service include driving 45 to 120 minutes from her home to serve BAYADA’s clients and community, and supporting families during difficult times even after they are discharged from home health services.
Said Lisa Wedman about her win: "I don't know that there is a better feeling than knowing you gave someone back what they have been missing for so long. Those are the things that put a smile on your face."
The Hero of the Year Award is part of BAYADA’s Hero Program, which allows the company to recognize and reward those who exceed the highest standards of quality care and work ethic at an office, division and national level. Heroes can be nominated by their colleagues and clients. All BAYADA employees and clients can nominate any registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, home health aide, or other professional caregivers.
“I am beyond impressed with our inspiring heroes this year, as I am every year, but especially in light of these challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Baiada. “This year’s heroes truly show what it means to deliver care with excellence, reliability and compassion, and I am grateful for their ability to go above and beyond.”