HealthSouth Spring Hill Physical Therapist Assistant Dances His Way to the Top Winning Companywide Award


Roberto GuzmanBrooksville, Fla. – Roberto Guzman, physical therapist assistant, started his career with HealthSouth 11 years ago when HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill opened. He has since been spreading cheer throughout the hospital to coworkers and patients. Roberto is committed to personalizing each patient’s experience at HealthSouth Spring Hill, even dancing with a patient on her last day of therapy as promised.

Roberto contributes innovative ideas to improve patient and staff experience putting him in the spotlight as the recipient of HealthSouth’s companywide National Outstanding Employee Achievement Award.

Roberto, one of only six finalists out of 24,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of the 107 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall winner was named for the company.

“Roberto has consistently been recognized by his patients and their families for the excellent care and service he provides, said Lori Bedard, CEO of HealthSouth Spring Hill. “Roberto makes a significant, positive impact on the culture of the hospital with his exceptional communication skills and his ability to work effectively with all members of the team. We are very fortunate to have Roberto as an employee and he is truly deserving of this honor.”

In his role at the hospital, Roberto is viewed as a role model to other staff members. Roberto’s commitment to team approach led him to create a series of team-building exercises that have had documented improvements in the hospital’s functional outcomes and patient satisfaction and employee engagement ratings. He is also committed to his community where he volunteers at his two daughters’ schools and community centers teaching martial arts to children.

To learn more about HealthSouth National Outstanding Employee Achievement Award recipient, Robert Guzman, click here to watch a short video.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is an 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and home health care designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives. Serving patients throughout Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties, the hospital is located at 12440 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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