Physical therapy makes the world a better place, and now 3 members of the profession are being recognized for doing exactly that.
Health Volunteers Overseas, a nonprofit organization that educates the local health care workforce in resource-scarce countries, announced that Kay Ahren, PT, Mary Christman, PT, and Antoinette “Toni” Sander, PT, DPT, MS, CLT, are among this year’s recipients of its “Golden Apple Award” for exceptional contributions to improving global health care. According to a news release from HVO, only a “handful” of providers earn the recognition each year.
Ahren, an HVO volunteer since 1999, has completed 17 different assignments in 6 countries. HVO describes her as “exceptionally skilled at building relationships” and a leader who “consistently models the behaviors of compassion and understanding.”