Kevin O’Sullivan, director of clinical services for San Joaquin Rehabilitation Hospital, gives a tour of their office in Clovis. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to mark their joining in the Chamber. Photo by Donald A. Promnitz

published on December 14, 2017 - 12:45 PM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

The Clovis Chamber of Commerce recognized a local physical therapy clinic with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

Located on 1420 Shaw Ave. in Clovis near the Sierra Vista Mall, the outpatient center is one of five facilities run by San Joaquin Rehabilitation Hospital. Ellie Huston, director and ambassador of the Clovis Chamber, said the facility is a welcome addition to the community.

“Well, we have a strong medical community here in Clovis, with Clovis Community Hospital, Valley Children’s’ building out here too and Saint Agnes is not far away,” Huston said. “So anything medical, obviously, is going to be very valuable to our community.”

Despite the December cutting, San Joaquin Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Mary Jo Jacobson said that they have been in their current location since earlier this year.

“We started the move, actually over the summer, but really just go our feet wet here this fall and felt like now was a good time to do a grand opening,” Jacobson said. “So we’ve been operational since the summer.”

Mario Rodriguez, the full-time physical therapist for the facility, said that they see an average of 15 to 17 patients in a day. He stated that they are able to work with patients on an individual basis for quality treatment that can be tailored to their needs.

“The biggest difference is that we schedule one-on-one treatment,” Rodriguez said. “So we’re working with the patient for a full hour and that’s something unique to the outpatient clinics in that not a lot of clinics give you that individualized treatment.”

Along with Rodriguez, the center also has one part-time therapist and one full-time assistant.

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