“I was drawn to the field of occupational therapy because I
enjoy working with people and after graduation I was fortunate to have the
opportunity to work in the community where I grew up.At DCHS, I am privileged to provide care to a
variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics with the goal of improving
daily life after an injury, illness or disability.” As the OT clinical coordinator, she strives to bring quality care to all patients across the spectrum of DCHS including acute care, home health and outpatient services.
Monica Goodreau, OTR, CHT
"Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It merges occupational and physical therapy theory and practice to treat individuals with injuries and / or post surgical procedures. The surgeries are often complicated and delicate. The technical complexity of these kinds of surgeries necessitates a high level of competence by the therapists with advanced skills in upper quarter rehabilitation and an understanding of the surgical procedure. The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) must also remain current with changes in hand therapy practice."
Western Michigan University 2001- Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy
Special Interest/Training: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurological Rehabilitation including Stroke and TBI.
BS Degree - Occupational Therapy: Mount Mary College – Milwaukee
Certificate as Certified Hand Therapist - 2005
Special Interest/Training: Traumatic Hand Injuries, fractures and post surgical interventions.
Ashley Bernard, OT
“I was grateful to receive the
opportunity to return to my hometown after graduation and provide care to
people in our community. I chose to
pursue occupational therapy, because I truly enjoy working with both adults and
children to increase function and independence in things they do every day.”
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Magna cum Laude; Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI (2011)
Graduate: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy; Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI (2014)
Special Interest/Training: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Acute Care, Home Health, Neuro Rehab including stroke/ and traumatic brain injury