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Norton Native Dan Kelleher Receives Graduation Award from MGH Institute of Health Professions

Norton Native Dan Kelleher Receives Graduation Award from MGH Institute of Health Professions

Norton native Dan Kelleher received the 2014 Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions during the Boston health sciences graduate school’s commencement ceremonies in May.

Kelleher, who graduated in May with Doctor of Physical Therapy from the health sciences graduate school, was recognized by his clinical instructor for his high level of critical thinking and clinical decision making, his tireless efforts to advocate for his patients, and his ability to communicate with members of the health care team in a professional and respectful manner—all with the goal to optimize his patients’ experiences and outcomes.

“Dan truly epitomizes all the qualities of the Ionta Award, and we know he will continue to foster these skills as he develops as a physical therapist,” said Clinical Assistant Professor Anne McCarthy Jacobson, DPT, MS, NCS.

MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, entry-level, post-professional, and PhD programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology, as well as health professions education and rehabilitation sciences. An affiliate of Partners HealthCare System,  the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,300 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and the school has been included for the past several years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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