Friday, December 23, 2016


Shannon Condon and Gina Boerger.
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to recognize Physical Therapist, Gina Boerger, as the winner of the 2016 Peter D. Mosher Education Leadership Conference Award Honoree. The award was created in memory of Peter D. Mosher, PT, DPT, OCS, who on December 7, 2013, took his final breath at 32 years of age. He was an assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was also the Chair of the Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education as well as an accomplished author and presenter in the profession of physical therapy.

This award has been designed to recognize an individual who demonstrates the characteristics of compassion, excellence, and a vision for physical therapy clinical education. Award recipients received a certificate of recognition and reimbursement for up to $1,000 to attend the annual APTA Education Leadership Conference. The nominations and selection procedures were as follows:

  • Licensed PT educator who affiliate with at least one of the Ohio-Kentucky Consortium member institutions
  • Self-nominate through an application process
  • Have demonstrated the characteristics of compassion and excellence
  • Have a vision for physical therapy clinical education

Boerger was selected among 13 candidates, based upon the tenets of compassion, excellence, and a vision for clinical education. According to the Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs website, “The description of the portfolios she (Boerger) has staff complete to establish their ‘compass’ and then model this concept for the students is extraordinary. Her mission statement is exemplary in describing attitudes of professionals who function at the highest level. The process she described as humbling and collaborative during development of residency programs and her description of future interprofessional opportunities, use of telehealth, fiscal accountability and APTA membership all set her apart.”

Boerger, who received the award at the Education and Leadership Conference held in October in Phoenix, Arizona, said “I am honored to receive this award. I feel lucky to have known and worked with Pete over the years. I knew him even before he was a DPT and I was always impressed with his intelligence, confidence, and drive at such a young age (younger than me). In his short time, he did many great things. The application for this award was the easiest thing for me to write. I just really enjoy having students. Thank you for making me reflect on why I love working with them.”

Boerger, who has been a part of the Versailles Health Care Center team as a Physical Therapist since 2011, is certified in LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Treatment Program and leads Power Over Parkinson’s at Versailles Health Care Center. Power Over Parkinson’s is a monthly community event held at VHCC for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families to empower, socialize, and learn. She is also the VHCC Clinical Education Coordinator. A native of Fort Loramie, she received her degree in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 2000. She resides in Fort Loramie with her husband, Kevin, and their five children.

Ashley Wente, who is a 2010 graduate of New Bremen High School and current student in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toledo, recently completed her clinical internship at Versailles Health Care Center. Wente is scheduled to earn her doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2017. When asked about Boerger, Wente responded “Gina is a very compassionate and genuine therapist who has an energetic and bubbly personality. She provides all of her patients with the highest level of care. Gina and the staff at Versailles Health Care Center have been very welcoming during my eight weeks here and treat me more as a colleague than a student. I am very grateful for my experience here and having the chance to learn more about the therapy profession from Gina.”
Shannon Condon, VHCC Facility Rehab Director, congratulated Boerger on her award. “This honor is well-deserved and earned by Gina's commitment to clinical education. She has provided exceptional experiences for countless students. We are so proud to have her as part of our team at Versailles Health Care Center. Anyone that works with her benefits from her knowledge and enthusiasm.”

If you are interested in learning more about the therapy programs offered at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center, please call 937.526.5570 or visit on the web at The Rehab Clinic at VHCC offers inpatient and outpatient therapy to people of all ages. It employs 15 full-time local therapists and is open seven days a week. Specialty programs offered are Parkinson’s Therapy, Post Surgery Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab, Joint Replacement, Vestibular (Balance) Rehab, Cardiac Recovery, Pulmonary Rehab, Stroke Recovery, Wound Care, Manual Therapy, Pain Management, Sports Medicine, and much more.

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